The seasonal shift is apparent—decorations adorn spaces, and colder nights draw near, marking the time for a much-anticipated TV spectacle: I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! As tradition dictates, the show’s return is on the horizon, signifying the imminent uproar of celebrities battling nature’s challenges and testing their mettle.
Last year’s season started around this period, November 6, although a bit earlier than usual due to the FIFA World Cup, occurring later in that month. Typically, in previous years, the show’s kick-off has been in mid to late November. Reports now confirm the start date for the upcoming series.
Viewers, attentive to the adverts on Good Morning Britain, noted a sneak peek this morning. An intriguing ad for this year’s I’m A Celeb pinned Sunday, November 19, as the launch date. It’s a mere fortnight away until the chaos and allure of celebrities battling it out in the wilderness commences.
While TV listings for the date are pending confirmation this afternoon, The Mirror reports the premiere will span an extended episode from 9 pm to 10:45 pm.
Though the roster of celebrities set to appear on ITV’s show remains undisclosed, numerous speculations and names have made their rounds. Nigel Farage, JLS’ Marvin Humes, Made in Chelsea’s Sam Thompson, ex-EastEnder Danielle Harold, This Morning’s Josie Gibson, and First Dates’ Fred Siriex have all been mentioned as potential participants.
Interestingly, one of the speculated stars has allegedly made their way to Australia. Renowned jockey Frankie Dettori, aged 52, is speculated to join the I’m A Celebrity jungle. He hinted at his travels from California to Melbourne for the Melbourne Cup via social media.
Dettori expressed regret regarding his suspension from the race but affirmed his presence at the Melbourne Cup carnival to connect with friends and witness the races.
Earlier than other prospective contestants, a source reportedly informed The Sun: “Frankie is a superstar signing for jungle casting producers as he is a legend in the horse racing world and would be reality TV gold. He might be pint-sized, but his personality is larger than life and he has real charm and a sense of humour.”
The source added: “Frankie would be brilliant in the Bushtucker Trials too as being competitive is second nature to him.” His potential appearance in the show is anticipated to be a riveting spectacle, given his standing in the equestrian sphere and his vibrant persona.