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Ferne McCann to enter the jungle on I'm a Celebrity?

The Only Way Is Essex star Ferne McCann (opens in new tab) could be taking part in this year’s series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

While the official line-up of 10 celebrities has been revealed, Radio Times are expecting a number of latecomers to drop into the Australian jungle, much like Jake Quickenden and Edwina Currie in the 2014 edition.


Ferne, who appears on the ITVBe reality show, is top of the list to make an appearance in the 15th series, which premieres on ITV on Sunday.


Ferne McCann

Ferne could be joining the jungle (Yui Mok/PA)


She previously revealed she would be up for the adventure, saying: “That would be right up my street. I see myself as a bit of a ‘Jungle Jane’. It would be such a challenge.”

I'm A Celeb group shot

I’m A Celeb group shot (ITV)


This year’s star-studded bill includes former Dragons’ Den entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne, ex-soap star Jorgie Porter and Union J singer George Shelley, as well as ghosthunter and presenter Yvette Fielding, Princess Diana’s biographer Lady Colin Campbell and choreographer to the stars Brian Friedman.

Susannah Constantine, one half of fashion critics Trinny and Susannah, Spandau Ballet singer Tony Hadley, former England footballer Kieron Dyer and boxer Chris Eubank make up the remaining jungle campmates.


Late additions to I’m A Celebrity, who normally join the show around day five, have been successful, with Jake finishing in second place behind champ Carl Fogarty.


Christopher Biggins

Christopher Biggins (Ian West/PA)


Christopher Biggins turned up late in 2007 and went on to be crowned king of the jungle.

Notable past contestants who have entered the jungle late include Strictly Come Dancing professional Vincent Simone and Annabel Giles in 2013, Pat Sharp and Sinitta in 2011, comedians Dom Joly and Jenny Eclair in 2010 and David Van Day and Timmy Mallett in 2008.

This Morning presenter Alison Hammond made her grand entrance in a crate in 2010.


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