20 stars you completely forgot were on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

There's some real corkers

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by Louella Berryman |

It's our favourite time of year, and we're not talking about all the fun and festivities in the run-up to Christmas (although that's great too). We're actually just super excited about I'm A Celeb's appearance on our TV screens every night at 9pm.

The first episode of the latest series is just DAYS away and we can hardly wait, especially after the official line-up was confirmed by ITV.

One of the ten famous faces entering camp later this week will follow in the footsteps of Giovanna Fletcher, Harry Redknapp, Scarlett Moffatt, Vicky Pattison and Kerry Katona and win the show.

But what about some of the camp's lesser known celeb residents? Ahead of the new series, we've taken a trip down memory lane to track down some of the campmates you've almost definitely forgotten about and boy, there are some real surprises...

Check out the celebrities you completely forgot were on I'm A Celeb


Celebrities you forgot were on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here

Uri Geller
1 of 20

Self-proclaimed psychic and television magician and illusionist tried to get the camp to join in him in contacting Michael Jackson from the jungle in series 1 back in 2002. Unfortunately, the rest of the camp mates weren't so keen. Series 1 winner: Tony Blackburn.

Danniella Westbrook
2 of 20

Danniella appeared on the show in series two, but quit after nine days as she couldn't stand to be away from her kids and her then husband, Kevin Jenkins. Series 2 winner: Phil Tufnell.

Neil Ruddock
3 of 20

After a stint in Celebrity Big Brother, former footballer Neil 'Razor' Ruddock also jetted off to Australia for a bit of R&R in the jungle. This is was the year Katie Price and Peter Andre found love!Series 3 winner: Kerry Katona

Vic and Nancy
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Vic and Nancy appeared on the show together back in 2004. While Nancy was an original camp mate, Vic (whose real name is Jim Moir, was a late arrival.Series 4 winner: Joe Pasquale

Anthony Costa
5 of 20

Former Blue member Anthony appeared on I'm A Celebrity series 5 in 2005. Series 5 winner: Carol Thatcher

Dean Gaffney
6 of 20

EastEnder's actor Dean Gaffney checked into the jungle in 2006. Other celebs in the camp this year include: David Gest, Jason Donovan and Mylene Klass of the famous white bikini shower scene. Series 6 winner: Matt Willis

Katie Hopkins
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Controversial Katie Hopkins is often included in round ups of celebs rumoured to be appearing on various reality TV shows, but she did actually appear on I'm A Celeb back in 2007. She was the first to be voted off, though. Series 7 winner: Christopher Biggins.

Simon Webbe
8 of 20

Another Blue member we forgot enjoyed a stint in the I'm A Celeb camp. Now that our memory's been jogged, we do briefly remember Simon causing a bit of a stir in the famous waterfall shower....Series 8 winner: Joe Swash.

Kim Woodburn
9 of 20

We mainly associate Kim with her January 2017 Celebrity Big Brother appearance and vast array of original insults. BUT, before all that Kim battled Bushtucker Trials in the ninth series of I'm A Celebrity. Series 9 winner: Gino D'Acampo.

Aggro Santos
10 of 20

Back in 2010 pop star (ish) Aggro Santos took part in the 10th series of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! Series 10 winner: Stacey Solomon.

11 of 20

When we think of Sinitta, we mainly just think of that time she rocked up to The X Factor Judges' Houses wearing nothing but leaves - so it's easy to forget she enjoyed a brief stint in the Jungle in 2011. Series 11 winner: Dougie Poynter.

Hugo Taylor
12 of 20

In 2012 Hugo Taylor swapped his Chelsea life of luxury to slum it in the I'm A Celebrity jungle. Series 12 winner: Charlie Brooks.

Joey Essex
13 of 20

The Only Way Is Essex star flew off to Aus to impart his pearls of wisdom onto the guys in Croc Creek back in 2013. Series 13 winner: Kian Egan.

Tinchy Stryder
14 of 20

Remember Tinchy Stryder? Joined by Jake Quickenden, Jimmy Bullard and (very briefly) Gemma Collins, the UK rapper enjoyed a stay in the jungle in 2014. Series 14 winner: Carl Fogarty.

Spencer Matthews
15 of 20

You'll be forgiven for forgetting about Spencer's I'm A Celeb stint as he was in the Jungle for about five minutes (five days). Spenny had to quit the show in 2015 'on medical grounds'.Series 15 winner: Vicky Pattinson.

Lisa Snowdon
16 of 20

Lisa was the second celeb to be voted out of 2016's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! (Danny Baker was the first to leave).Series 16 winner: Scarlett Moffatt.

Rebekah Vardy
17 of 20

Her TV career has been a bit overshadowed by the whole Wagatha Christie drama with Coleen Rooney, so you might not remember that Becky actually entered the jungle in 2017. She was sadly eliminated in third place though.Series 17 winner: Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo

Noel Edmonds
18 of 20

Veteran TV presenter joined camp as a late entrant but he didn't stick around for long as he became the first contestant to be eliminated.Series 18 winner: Harry Redknapp

Andrew Maxwell
19 of 20

"WHO?!", we hear you cry. Andrew Maxwell isn't as big as some of his fellow campmates like Jacqueline Jossa, Ian Wright and Caitlyn Jenner so you'll be forgiven if he's slipped your mind, but he's a Scottish comedian and does the voiceover for Ex on the Beach.Series 19 winner: Jacqueline Jossa

Hollie Arnold
20 of 20

Although she became fast friends with her campmates, Paralmpian Holly didn't make quite the same impression on viewers and was the first star to be eliminated from the 2020 series.Series 20 winner: Giovanna Fletcher

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heat recently caught up with the first ever King of the Jungle Tony Blackburn and he told us about his “extreme” time in camp.

Tony said, “I just thought we’d sit around the fire and talk – we didn’t know there’d be Bushtucker Trials! But we had the fear of God put in us when they warned us about the killer snakes.

“Thank goodness we had Christine Hamilton. She’d been a Girl Guide, so she put all the beds together. I remember at night, hearing scratching noises – I watched back later and it was rats running over us. I may be the King of the Jungle, but rats scare the blimmin’ daylights out of me.”

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