Noel Edmonds CONFIRMED to enter the I’m A Celebrity jungle

And here's what pushed him to do it...

Noel Edmonds

by Emma Dodds |
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Ever since the rumours about who would be entering this year's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! began, one name has been mentioned many more times than the others. However, now that the show has actually started, there's been no sign of Deal Or No Deal's Noel Edmonds - despite the rumours that he could be the show's highest-paid campmate EVER.

However, the 69-year-old TV legend is now CONFIRMED to be entering the jungle, red socks and all, to join the 10 other celebrities who have started to bond and take care of each other.


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Swipe through to see the celebrity cast of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! 2018...

Sair Khan2 of 11

Sair Khan

Coronation Street actress Sair Khan.

Anne Hegerty3 of 11

Anne Hegerty

The Chase star Anne Hegerty.

Nick Knowles4 of 11

Nick Knowles

TV presenter Nick Knowles.

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Fleur East

X Factor 2014 singer Fleur East.

James McVey6 of 11

James McVey

The Vamps star James McVey.

John Barrowman7 of 11

John Barrowman

Actor John Barrowman.

Malique Thompson-Dwyer8 of 11

Malique Thompson-Dwyer

Hollyoaks actor Malique Thompson-Dwyer.

Harry Redknapp9 of 11

Harry Redknapp

Football manager Harry Redknapp.

Emily Atack10 of 11

Emily Atack

Actress Emily Atack.

Rita Simons11 of 11

Rita Simons

It normally happens that more than one celebrity enters the jungle late, but reports have alleged that due to Noel's giant fee of £600,000, ITV bosses were reluctant to then fork out for another celebrity.

Noel Edmonds
©Noel Edmonds © ITV Pictures

Noel has now spoken out about going into the jungle, admitting that he's terrified of heights and small spaces and also revealing that his entry into the jungle is all down to presenter Declan Donnelly and his 15-year-old son, Harrison.

"It actually started as I was filming with Dec earlier in the year and he said, 'Ah you should do the Jungle', he recalled. "Our 15-year-old son, Harrison, was there at the time and he said, 'It will be brilliant; you have got to do the Jungle'.

"He put me under considerable pressure. The reason why I’m going to have this amazing experience is down to Harrison. I just love the idea that I’m going to live out in the natural environment. I’m looking forward to learning more about myself and meeting people I would never normally ever spend time with."

The presenter, who has been working in showbiz for a whopping 50 years, even promised to retire if he won the crown of King of the Jungle.

He said, "I am going to win because I promise the British public if they vote for me, I will retire from television and I will never appear again. There’s a deal that I am striking with the great British public who have supported me over the years - they make me ‘King of the Jungle’ and I will retire and never appear again!"

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! continues tonight on ITV at 9pm.

Here's everything you need to know about this year's series of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

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