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I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! is set for its long-awaited return this weekend for its 20th series, with this year’s show set to be unlike any other.

As the UK remains gripped by the COVID-19 pandemic, bosses confirmed this year’s show will relocate from the Australia jungle to Gwrych Castle in north Wales, with stars including presenter Vernon Kay, actress Jessica Plummer and Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah confirmed to be taking part.

So as I’m A Celebrity heads back to screens – with Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly at the helm – it’s time for a lookback at some of the show’s most stomach-churning, dramatic and emotional moments. 

Star-studded: I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! is set for its long-awaited return this weekend for its 20th series,after being relocated to Gwrych Castle in Wales due to the COVID-19 pandemic (2020 lineup is pictured)

Star-studded: I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! is set for its long-awaited return this weekend for its 20th series,after being relocated to Gwrych Castle in Wales due to the COVID-19 pandemic (2020 lineup is pictured)

Dynamic duo: As the show heads back to screens - with Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly at the helm - it's time for a lookback at some of the show's most stomach-churning, dramatic and emotional moments

Dynamic duo: As the show heads back to screens – with Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly at the helm – it’s time for a lookback at some of the show’s most stomach-churning, dramatic and emotional moments

Series One – 2002

Winner: Tony Blackburn (radio DJ)

Memorable names: Tara Palmer-Tomkinson (socialite), Darren Day (actor)

It was the series that started it all, with eight unknowing celebrities, including socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson and glamour model Nell McAndrew dropped at a remote campsite in Northern Australia to face two weeks of trials and hardship.

Compared to recent years the series is relatively tame, with stars facing challenges such as being covered with gunge and having to spend an entire night sat under a tree.

But it wasn’t without drama, with comedian Rhona Cameron launching into an explosive rant about her fellow celebrities, declaring: ‘Sometimes, sometimes we are all like that, OK?’  

But DJ Tony rose above the petty rows, and after winning the hearts of viewers with his love of logs, 11 million saw him be crowned the first King of the Jungle.

First man: Series One in 2002 saw Radio 1 DJ crowned winner after two weeks in the camp, in a series that is viewed tame by today's standards

First man: Series One in 2002 saw Radio 1 DJ crowned winner after two weeks in the camp, in a series that is viewed tame by today’s standards

Annoyed: But it wasn't without drama, with comedian Rhona Cameron launching into an explosive rant about her fellow celebrities, declaring: 'Sometimes, sometimes we are all like that, OK?'

Annoyed: But it wasn’t without drama, with comedian Rhona Cameron launching into an explosive rant about her fellow celebrities, declaring: ‘Sometimes, sometimes we are all like that, OK?’

Dramatic: Series two saw cricketer Phil Tufnell crowned winner

Give it to me! Chef Anthony Worrall Thompson made headlines when he staged a sit-in protest after demanding bosses provided him with cigarettes

Dramatic: Series two saw cricketer Phil Tufnell crowned winner (left) while chef Anthony Worrall Thompson made headlines when he staged a sit-in protest after demanding bosses provided him with cigarettes (right)

Struggling: Actress Danniella Westbrook also quit the show nine days in after begging viewers to vote her out, admitting she'd rather be in Holloway Prison then spend another day in the camp

Struggling: Actress Danniella Westbrook also quit the show nine days in after begging viewers to vote her out, admitting she’d rather be in Holloway Prison then spend another day in the camp

Series Two – 2003

Winner: Phil Tufnell (cricketer)

Memorable names: Antony Worrall Thompson (chef), Danniella Westbrook (actress), John Fashanu (footballer)

Expectations were high for I’m A Celebrity’s second series, and Antony Worrall Thompson certainly delivered as he staged a sit-in protest before threatening to quit the show as he demanded bosses provide him with cigarettes. He was eventually convinced to stay by producers.

Actress Danniella Westbrook also quit the show nine days in after begging viewers to vote her out, admitting she’d rather be in Holloway Prison then spend another day in the camp.

Phil went onto beat England footballer John Fashanu – who faced his fair share of trials thanks to the viewing public – to be crowned the second King of the Jungle.

Blossoming: I'm A Celebrity's third instalment is thought by many to be the one that took it from popular reality show to ITV juggernaut, as it saw the birth of Peter Andre and Katie Price's romance and later marriage

Blossoming: I’m A Celebrity’s third instalment is thought by many to be the one that took it from popular reality show to ITV juggernaut, as it saw the birth of Peter Andre and Katie Price’s romance and later marriage

I'm done! It was a series full of big names including The Sex Pistols' Johnny 'Rotten' Lydon, who quit the show after 11 days when viewers failed to vote him out

I’m done! It was a series full of big names including The Sex Pistols’ Johnny ‘Rotten’ Lydon, who quit the show after 11 days when viewers failed to vote him out

Series Three – 2004

Winner: Kerry Katona, then McFadden (singer) 

Memorable names: Katie Price (glamour model), Peter Andre (singer), John Lydon (singer) 

I’m A Celebrity’s third instalment is thought by many to be the one that took it from popular reality show to ITV juggernaut, as it saw the birth of the one of the most iconic marriages in celebrity history.

Singer Peter Andre and glamour model Katie Price (known then as Jordan) fell in love in front of viewers’ eyes despite being from polar opposite worlds, and went onto marry a year after leaving the show, before divorcing in 2009.

It was a series full of big names including The Sex Pistols’ Johnny ‘Rotten’ Lydon, who angrily quit the show after 11 days when viewers failed to vote him out, and BBC Royal correspondent Jennie Bond.

A record-breaking 14 million viewers saw Atomic Kitten star Kerry be crowned series champion, making her the show’s first Queen of the Jungle.

Let her reign! A record-breaking 14 million viewers saw Atomic Kitten star Kerry McFadden, now Katona, be crowned series champion, making her the show's first Queen of the Jungle

Let her reign! A record-breaking 14 million viewers saw Atomic Kitten star Kerry McFadden, now Katona, be crowned series champion, making her the show’s first Queen of the Jungle

Riding high: For the first time (and only) time, I'm A Celebrity bosses opted to air two series in the same year in 2004, with Joe Pasquale being crowned winner of the show's second run that year

Riding high: For the first time (and only) time, I’m A Celebrity bosses opted to air two series in the same year in 2004, with Joe Pasquale being crowned winner of the show’s second run that year

Series Four – 2004

Winner: Joe Pasquale (comedian) 

Memorable names: Paul Burrell (royal butler), Natalie Appleton (singer), Brian Harvey (singer) 

For the first (and only) time, I’m A Celebrity bosses opted to air two series in the same year, and luckily viewers hadn’t tired of the toe-curling Bushtucker trials, with the fourth series creating one of the most hilarious and iconic moments in the show’s history.

Paul Burrell – who served as a butler for the late Princess Diana – squealed and trembled his way through the Hell Holes trial, which left hosts Ant and Dec in hysterical laughter.

East 17 singer Brian Harvey dramatically quit the show after clashing with broadcaster Janet Street-Porter, with All Saints’ Natalie Appleton needing oxygen after struggling to complete a tightrope trial. She withdrew the next day.

So good: Paul Burrell - who served as a butler for the late Princess Diana - squealed and trembled his way through the Hell Holes trial

Hard: Natalie Appleton needed oxygen after struggling to complete a trial. She withdrew the next day

So good: Paul Burrell – who served as a butler for the late Princess Diana – squealed and trembled his way through the Hell Holes trial (left), while Natalie Appleton needed oxygen after struggling to complete a trial. She withdrew the next day

Big win: Journalist Carol Thatcher was crowned winner of the show's fifth series

Big win: Journalist Carol Thatcher was crowned winner of the show’s fifth series

Series Five – 2005

Winner: Carol Thatcher (journalist and daughter of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher)

Memorable names: Jimmy Osmond (singer), Antony Costa (singer), Sid Owen (EastEnders star)

This series proved a challenge from the start with EastEnders star Elaine Lordan fainting twice just hours into her jungle stint, and Kimberley Davies withdrawing several days later after suffering an injury during a disastrous jump from a helicopter.

It also starred the comedy duo Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball, the latter of which passed away last month aged 76.

Teen idol Jimmy Osmond also faced the wrath of show bosses after smuggling in a secret message he’d hidden inside a teddy bear, telling the Bush telegraph it had a recorded voice note from his wife and children.

Sizzling: Series six saw the birth of an I'm A Celebrity staple - the bikini shower scene - as Myleene made headlines with her incredible white two-piece as she cleaned herself under the jungle shower

Sizzling: Series six saw the birth of an I’m A Celebrity staple – the bikini shower scene – as Myleene made headlines with her incredible white two-piece as she cleaned herself under the jungle shower

Oh dear! Dean Gaffney also created another legendary moment as he faced the infamous Jungle Spa that left him screaming with terror, while Jan Leeming struggled to face her fears as she was voted to face trial after trial by eager fans

Oh dear! Dean Gaffney also created another legendary moment as he faced the infamous Jungle Spa that left him screaming with terror, while Jan Leeming struggled to face her fears as she was voted to face trial after trial by eager fans

Series Six – 2006

Winner: Matt Willis (singer)

Memorable names: Myleene Klass (presenter), Jason Donovan (singer and actor), Dean Gaffney (EastEnders star)

This year saw the birth of an I’m A Celebrity staple – the bikini shower scene – as Myleene made headlines with her incredible white two-piece as she cleaned herself under the jungle shower.

Dean Gaffney also created another legendary moment as he faced the infamous Jungle Spa that left him screaming with terror, while Jan Leeming struggled to face her fears as she was voted to face trial after trial by eager fans.

While Jason Donovan won the hearts of viewers after overcoming a battle with drug addiction, it was Busted star Matt who went onto be crowned winner.

Champion: While Jason Donovan won the hearts of viewers after overcoming a battle with drug addiction, it was Busted star Matt Willis who went onto be crowned winner

Champion: While Jason Donovan won the hearts of viewers after overcoming a battle with drug addiction, it was Busted star Matt Willis who went onto be crowned winner

Riding high: Series seven saw late entry Christopher Biggins become a standout star, leading to him being crowned King of the Jungle in 2007

Riding high: Series seven saw late entry Christopher Biggins become a standout star, leading to him being crowned King of the Jungle in 2007

Outspoken: But model Janice Dickinson broke an I'm A Celebrity record when she was voted to take part in 10 Bushtucker Trials, and didn't hold back when it came to ruffling feathers in camp

Outspoken: But model Janice Dickinson broke an I’m A Celebrity record when she was voted to take part in 10 Bushtucker Trials, and didn’t hold back when it came to ruffling feathers in camp

Series Seven – 2007

Winner: Christopher Biggins (actor),

Memorable names: Janice Dickinson (model), Gemma Atkinson (actress), Katie Hopkins (The Apprentice star) 

Even before the titles rolled this series was hit with drama, as Malcolm McLaren pulled out days before entering, and was replaced by controversial broadcaster Katie.

Janice broke an I’m A Celebrity record this series when she was voted to take part in 10 Bushtucker Trials, and didn’t hold back when it came to ruffling feathers in camp.

Cerys Matthews and Marc Bannerman also formed a fleeting romance among the jungle trees which quickly fizzled out, but it was Christopher Biggins who proved to be the standout star as he stormed to victory.

Too good: In series eight Joe Swash won over viewers early on when he faced the Ice-Scream van trial opposite Nicola McLean

Too good: In series eight Joe Swash won over viewers early on when he faced the Ice-Scream van trial opposite Nicola McLean

Naughty: David Van Day quickly carved himself out as the series' villain, winding up campmates and making this series the most argument-filled yet

Naughty: David Van Day quickly carved himself out as the series’ villain, winding up campmates and making this series the most argument-filled yet

Series Eight – 2008 

Winner: Joe Swash (actor and presenter)

Memorable names: David Van Day (singer), Nicola McLean (glamour model), Timmy Mallet (children’s TV star)

While Joe won over viewers early on when he faced the Ice-Scream van trial opposite Nicola, David quickly carved himself out as the series’ villain, winding up campmates and making this series the most argument-filled yet.

Timmy also proved to be a love-hate figure for many and didn’t hold back in poking fun at other campmates including politician Robert Kilroy-Silk who famously got his revenge during a live trial.

Throughout the series, Star Trek’s Georgia Takei also carved himself out as a fan favourite, forming a sweet friendship with Joe and taking on any Bushtucker Trial with humour.

Fantastic! In series nine Gino D'Acampo was crowned winner after taking on the infamous 'eating trial' (The Bushtucker Bonanza)

Fantastic! In series nine Gino D’Acampo was crowned winner after taking on the infamous ‘eating trial’ (The Bushtucker Bonanza)

Rough: For the first time in I'm A Celebrity history, a star decided to take on the challenge of returning to the jungle, and as Katie Price headed back to the camp, viewers wasted no time in putting her through hell

Rough: For the first time in I’m A Celebrity history, a star decided to take on the challenge of returning to the jungle, and as Katie Price headed back to the camp, viewers wasted no time in putting her through hell

Series Nine – 2009

Winner: Gino D’Acampo (chef)

Memorable names: Kim Woodburn (presenter), Samantha Fox (glamour model), Katie Price (glamour model)

For the first time in I’m A Celebrity history, a celebrity decided to take on the challenge of returning to the jungle, as Katie Price headed back to the camp following her divorce from Peter earlier in the year.

Fans were quick to put her through hell as Katie faced a whopping seven Bushtucker Trials in a row before deciding to quit the show, brutally dumping her then-boyfriend Alex Reid during her exit interview after learning he’d flown to Australia to try and propose to her.

While Kim faced her fair share of trials, it was Gino who became series champion for facing the infamous ‘eating trial’ (The Bushtucker Bonanza), after already leaving fans in hysterics days earlier when he faced the Slip and Slide challenge with Stuart Manning.

What happened? I'm A Celebrity 2010 is remembered for one thing and one thing only: the moment Gillian McKeith fainted on live television

What happened? I’m A Celebrity 2010 is remembered for one thing and one thing only: the moment Gillian McKeith fainted on live television

Series Ten – 2010

Winner: Stacey Solomon (presenter and singer)

Memorable names: Gillian McKeith (celebrity nutritionist), Linford Christie (Olympic champion), Alison Hammond (Big Brother star)

I’m A Celebrity 2010 is remembered for one thing and one thing only: the moment Gillian McKeith fainted on live television.

Viewers delighted in watching her scream with terror as she face trial after trial after trial, bringing back barely any food which led to rising tensions in the camp.

But it was clear the stars were thrilled when Gillian was forced to pull out of the trial for ‘fainting,’ with Linford taking her place and earning close to a full house.

It’s been disputed down the years whether Gillian’s faint was real, with Britt Ekland declaring: ‘She’s maybe as good of an actress as I am.’

Gillian proved to be one of the series’ standout stars as she was exposed for smuggling condiments into camp using specially-made underwear, but Stacey’s ever-sunny disposition, even in the face of a horrific Trial, saw her overwhelmingly voted to be crowned series champion.

Still smiling! But Stacey Solomon's ever-sunny disposition, even in the face of a horrific Trial, saw her overwhelmingly voted to be crowned series champion

Still smiling! But Stacey Solomon’s ever-sunny disposition, even in the face of a horrific Trial, saw her overwhelmingly voted to be crowned series champion

Worried: Sinitta proved to be the one of series eleven's most fearful stars, screaming with terror at the sight of any moving creature, which of course led to millions of viewers voting for her to take on a Bushtucker Trial

Worried: Sinitta proved to be the one of series eleven’s most fearful stars, screaming with terror at the sight of any moving creature, which of course led to millions of viewers voting for her to take on a Bushtucker Trial

Successful: This year proved to be one of the closest votes in the show's history, with just 11% separating winner Dougie Poynter and his runner-up Mark Wright

Successful: This year proved to be one of the closest votes in the show’s history, with just 11% separating winner Dougie Poynter and his runner-up Mark Wright

Series 11 (2011) 

Winner: Dougie Poynter (McFly star)

Memorable names: Mark Wright (TOWIE star), Sinitta (singer), Antony Cotton (Coronation Street star)

Sinitta proved to be the one of the show’s most fearful stars, screaming with terror at the sight of any moving creature, which of course led to millions of viewers voting for her to take on a Bushtucker Trial.

TV presenter Pat Sharp morphed into the series villain as he frequently sought to cause drama in the camp, including threatening to burn Lorraine Chase’s beloved teddy bear Tedward.

However it seemed some of his villainous ways had an ulterior motive, as he was quickly voted to face the next Trial, which he completed with ease to bring back much-needed food for the camp.

Elsewhere Olympic champion Fatima Whitbread made headlines when a cockroach made its way up her nose during the Fill Your Face Extreme trial.

This year proved to be one of the closest votes in the show’s history, with just 11% separating winner Dougie and his runner-up Mark.

What is she doing? In series 12 Helen Flanagan reportedly annoyed producers and even hosts Ant and Dec by quitting numerous challenges without even giving them a try, causing tension in the camp

What is she doing? In series 12 Helen Flanagan reportedly annoyed producers and even hosts Ant and Dec by quitting numerous challenges without even giving them a try, causing tension in the camp

Another Queen! It proved to be another close race in the final, with Charlie Brooks being crowned winner with little more than 1% more of the vote then runner-up Ashley Roberts

Another Queen! It proved to be another close race in the final, with Charlie Brooks being crowned winner with little more than 1% more of the vote then runner-up Ashley Roberts

Series 12 (2012) 

Winner: Charlie Brooks (EastEnders star)

Memorable names: Ashley Roberts (singer), Hugo Taylor (Made In Chelsea star), Helen Flanagan (actress)

This series sparked headlines of a whole new kind when it was revealed that sitting MP Nadine Dorries had signed up for the show in the hope of reaching a wider audience with her political views.

While fans quickly voted for her to take on a trial, it was actress Helen who reportedly annoyed producers and even hosts Ant and Dec by quitting numerous challenges without even giving them a try, causing tension in the camp as the celebrities went without food for nearly 10 days. 

But it seemed miracles could happen in the jungle, as Helen magically overcame her fears during her sixth trial Deadly Delivery which saw her bring back 12 stars for the camp.

Boxer David Haye also proved a fan favourite for taking on the challenges with ease, while darts champion Eric Bristow left many in hysterics with dry no-holds-barred views of the celebrities.

It proved to be another close race in the final, with Charlie being crowned winner with little more than 1% more of the vote then runner-up Ashley.

Funny: In series 13 Joey Essex amused fans when he admitted he couldn't tell the time, but quickly won them over when he took on an array of trials

Funny: In series 13 Joey Essex amused fans when he admitted he couldn’t tell the time, but quickly won them over when he took on an array of trials

Divisive: Matthew Wright proved to be another love/hate figure for some, as while he re-enacted Myleene's iconic 'shower scene,' he clearly took pleasure in winding them up with his attempts to stage a protest against bosses

Divisive: Matthew Wright proved to be another love/hate figure for some, as while he re-enacted Myleene’s iconic ‘shower scene,’ he clearly took pleasure in winding them up with his attempts to stage a protest against bosses

He won! But Kian Egan earned enough support from viewers to be crowned champion, the first King of the Jungle in four years

He won! But Kian Egan earned enough support from viewers to be crowned champion, the first King of the Jungle in four years

Series 13 (2013)

Winner: Kian Egan (Westlife star)

Memorable names: Lucy Pargeter (Emmerdale star), Joey Essex (TOWIE star), Matthew Wright (broadcaster)

I’m A Celebrity 2013 saw the birth of ‘contrabandgate,’ when former Miss Great Britain Amy Willerton was accused of smuggling makeup and clothes into camp and refusing to hand it in despite being asked by bosses.

It sparked outrage when stars left the camp as they saw the scenes play out on TV, with Rebecca Adlington particularly furious after she confronted Amy about her behaviour.

Elsewhere Joey Essex amused fans when he admitted he couldn’t tell the time, but quickly won them over when he took on an array of trials.

Matthew proved to be another love/hate figure for some, as while he re-enacted Myleene’s iconic ‘shower scene,’ he clearly took pleasure in winding them up with his attempts to stage a protest against bosses. 

But Kian earned enough support from viewers to be crowned champion, the first King of the Jungle in four years.

Next one! In series 14, despite admitting she 'could be like Bear Grylls' once she got into the jungle, Gemma Collins struggled to make it that far, as she quit the show after just three days

Next one! In series 14, despite admitting she ‘could be like Bear Grylls’ once she got into the jungle, Gemma Collins struggled to make it that far, as she quit the show after just three days

Long live the King! While fans enjoyed the unlikely 'bromance' between Michael Buerk and Tinchy Stryder, Foggy remained a favourite from the start, and after the racer took on the infamous Bushtucker Bonanza he was crowned winner

Long live the King! While fans enjoyed the unlikely ‘bromance’ between Michael Buerk and Tinchy Stryder, Foggy remained a favourite from the start, and after the racer took on the infamous Bushtucker Bonanza he was crowned winner

Series 14 (2014)

Winner: Carl ‘Foggy’ Fogarty (superbike racer)

Memorable names: Jimmy Bullard (footballer), Gemma Collins (TOWIE star), Melanie Sykes (presenter)

Despite admitting she ‘could be like Bear Grylls’ once she got into the jungle, Gemma struggled to make it that far, as she broke down in tears mere seconds after stepping into the helicopter.

After eventually arriving in the jungle, Gemma failed to settle in the camp life, admitting she was convinced she had malaria, and quit after just two days.

While Jimmy and X Factor star Jake Quickenden seemed to form a solid friendship, things took a turn when the footballer poked fun at him in what he viewed as harmless ‘banter.’ Viewers didn’t seem to agree, and Jimmy was the first celebrity to be voted off the show.  

While fans enjoyed the unlikely ‘broomance’ between Michael Buerk and Tinchy Stryder, Foggy remained a favourite from the start thanks to his own friendship with Jake, and after the racer took on the infamous Bushtucker Bonanza he was crowned winner.

Controversial: Thanks to the inclusion of Lady C, I'm A Celebrity 2015 was the show's most tumultuous yet, as she repeatedly argued with stars Tony Hadley and Duncan Bannatyne before dramatically quitting the show.

Controversial: Thanks to the inclusion of Lady C, I’m A Celebrity 2015 was the show’s most tumultuous yet, as she repeatedly argued with stars Tony Hadley and Duncan Bannatyne before dramatically quitting the show.

Tense: Ferne McCann left viewers gripped when she faced the Panic Pit trial, leaving even Ant and Dec shocked as she was wrapped in snakes while trapped in an underground chamber

Tense: Ferne McCann left viewers gripped when she faced the Panic Pit trial, leaving even Ant and Dec shocked as she was wrapped in snakes while trapped in an underground chamber

Riding high: But despite three weeks of rows, trials and tensions, Vicky Pattison managed to rise above and stormed to victory

Riding high: But despite three weeks of rows, trials and tensions, Vicky Pattison managed to rise above and stormed to victory

Series 15 (2015)

Winner: Vicky Pattison (reality TV star)

Memorable names: Ferne McCann (TOWIE star), Lady Colin Campbell (socialite), Chris Eubank (boxer)

Thanks to the inclusion of Lady C, this year’s I’m A Celebrity was the show’s most tumultuous yet, as she repeatedly argued with stars Tony Hadley and Duncan Bannatyne before dramatically quitting the show.

She didn’t hold back in sharing her views on the stars, and even refused to take part in trials simply out of spite. 

Ferne left viewers gripped when she faced the Panic Pit trial, leaving even Ant and Dec shocked as she was wrapped in snakes while trapped in an underground chamber.

Spencer Matthews proved to be the ‘campmate that never was’ as he withdrew from the show mere hours after entering the camp, as it was revealed he’d clashed with bosses after demanding they provide him with steroids in what he described as ‘an error of judgement.’

But despite three weeks of rows, trials and tensions, Vicky managed to rise above and stormed to victory.

Gross! After a year that had been fraught with rows, I'm A Celebrity 2016 was a welcome relief for some fans as all 12 stars lived in harmony for three weeks, setting the stage for some of the show's most hilarious moments

Gross! After a year that had been fraught with rows, I’m A Celebrity 2016 was a welcome relief for some fans as all 12 stars lived in harmony for three weeks, setting the stage for some of the show’s most hilarious moments

She's the Queen! It was clear from the start that Scarlett Moffatt was a fan favourite after declaring her love for chicken kebabs, and it was no surprise to some when she was crowned winner with comedian Joel Dommett finishing runner-up

She’s the Queen! It was clear from the start that Scarlett Moffatt was a fan favourite after declaring her love for chicken kebabs, and it was no surprise to some when she was crowned winner with comedian Joel Dommett finishing runner-up

Series 16 (2016)

Winner: Scarlett Moffatt (Gogglebox star)

Memorable names: Carol Vorderman (Countdown star), Larry Lamb (actor), Adam Thomas (Emmerdale star)

After a year that had been fraught with rows, I’m A Celebrity 2016 was a welcome relief for some fans as all 12 stars lived in harmony for three weeks, setting the stage for some of the show’s most hilarious moments.

Adam screamed his way through a record 12 challenges to earn himself the title of Mr Bushtucker Trial, while Homes Under The Hammer’s Martin Roberts left fans in hysterics when he faced the Bush Brewery.

It was clear from the start that Scarlett was a fan favourite after declaring her love for chicken kebabs, and it was no surprise to some when she was crowned winner with comedian Joel Dommett finishing runner-up.

Shocking: Series 17 was dominated by 'strawberrygate' as Amir Khan and Iain Lee opted to eat the strawberries and cream they'd won during the Dingo Dollar challenge

Shocking: Series 17 was dominated by ‘strawberrygate’ as Amir Khan and Iain Lee opted to eat the strawberries and cream they’d won during the Dingo Dollar challenge

Happy: But it was the ever-sunny Toff who was crowned winner with an overwhelming majority as she managed to maintain a positive outlook in the midst of the camp hardship

Happy: But it was the ever-sunny Toff who was crowned winner with an overwhelming majority as she managed to maintain a positive outlook in the midst of the camp hardship

Series 17 (2017)

Winner: Georgia ‘Toff’ Toffolo (Made In Chelsea star)

Memorable names: Rebekah Vardy (WAG), Amir Khan (boxer), Iain Lee (presenter)

Ahead of I’m A Celebrity 2017, there were doubts on whether host Ant would join Dec Down Under after he revealed his secret battle with prescription drugs, and subsequent trip to rehab, but viewers need not have worried as he returned to the show.

YouTube star Jack Maynard was also forced to withdraw from the show by bosses after just three days when offensive tweets he’d posted years earlier were discovered. 

The series was dominated by ‘strawberrygate’ as Amir and Iain opted to eat the strawberries and cream they’d won during the Dingo Dollar challenge, only to then come clean to the camp hours later, sparking a raging response from fans on social media.

There were also accusations of bullying aimed at other campmates including Dennis Wise and Jamie Lomas, with Iain supposedly targeted when he failed to struggled to complete some of the trials, but he later denied the claims.

But it was the ever-sunny Toff who was crowned winner with an overwhelming majority as she managed to maintain a positive outlook in the midst of the camp hardship.

New face: Following Ant's drink-drive arrest earlier in the year, the presenter opted for sit out 2018's series, with Dec joined by longtime friend Holly Willoughby as they headed Down Under

New face: Following Ant’s drink-drive arrest earlier in the year, the presenter opted for sit out 2018’s series, with Dec joined by longtime friend Holly Willoughby as they headed Down Under

Amusing: Emily Atack also surprised many with her own comedic chops, including leaving many fans in hysterical laughter when she confessed her love for the animated candle Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast

Amusing: Emily Atack also surprised many with her own comedic chops, including leaving many fans in hysterical laughter when she confessed her love for the animated candle Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast

Series 18 (2018)

Winner: Harry Redknapp (football manager)

Memorable names: Emily Atack (actress), John Barrowman (actor and stage star), Noel Edmonds (presenter)

Following Ant’s drink-drive arrest earlier in the year, the presenter opted for sit out 2018’s series, with Dec joined by longtime friend Holly Willoughby as they headed Down Under.

This year proved to be one of the show’s most star-studded yet, with Noel reportedly being paid a record-breaking fee to take part… only to be the first contestant to be voted out.

Harry won the hearts of the nations with tales of his beloved wife Sandra and his footballing career, while Emily also surprised many with her own comedic chops, including leaving many fans in hysterical laughter when she confessed her love for the animated candle Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast.

John quickly lived up to his ‘fabulous’ name as he faced an array of trials, including the legendary ‘eating trial’ after reaching the final three, while Harry was eventually crowned the series winner with Emily finishing runner-up.

Surprising: Harry Redknapp won the hearts of the nations with tales of his beloved wife Sandra and his footballing career, and was eventually crowned winner

Surprising: Harry Redknapp won the hearts of the nations with tales of his beloved wife Sandra and his footballing career, and was eventually crowned winner

Series 19 (2019)

Winner: Jacqueline Jossa (actress) 

Memorable names: Kate Garraway (presenter), Caitlyn Jenner (Olympic champion), Ian Wright (footballer)

As Ant was reunited with Dec in Australia following his break from the spotlight, this series saw the arrival of US star Caitlyn Jenner, who quickly proved her worth by getting stuck into the challenges and trials and openly discussing her journey to transition into a woman.

Coronation Street’s Andrew Whyment, a die-hard fan of the show, also delighted fans with his clear excitement to be taking part, while comedian Andrew Maxwell was an unlikely catalyst for drama and rows in the camp.

Following a slew of reports about her husband Dan Osborne’s infidelity, with claims that she learned about his behaviour off-screen through campmate Myles Stephenson, Jacqueline surprised many when she was crowned series champion.

Unusual: Following a slew of reports about her husband Dan Osborne while she was taking part in the show, Jacqueline Jossa surprised many when she was crowned champion in 2019

Unusual: Following a slew of reports about her husband Dan Osborne while she was taking part in the show, Jacqueline Jossa surprised many when she was crowned champion in 2019

Earlier this week the the full cast of I’m A Celebrity 2020 was unveiled, with stars such as Sir Mo Farah, ‘COVID-positive’ AJ Pritchard and Beverley Callard teaming up for their first official portraits. 

Also competing for the title of King or Queen of the Jungle will be Vernon Kay, 46; Jessica Plummer, 28; Shane Richie, 56; Victoria Derbyshire, 52; Giovanna Fletcher, 35; Hollie Arnold, 26, and Jordan North, 30.   

As ever Ant and Dec will be at the helm as hosts, while Vick Hope will be hosting I’m A Celebrity…The Daily Drop, a brand-new series following all camp activity, available on ITV Hub every morning after the main show.

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! 2020 returns on Sunday, November 15th at 9pm on ITV. 

I’M A CELEBRITY… GET ME OUT OF HERE! 2020: Who are the celebrities?

Name: SIR MO FARAH CBE

Age: 37

Claim to fame: The most successful British track athlete in Olympic Games history 

Phobias: Any animal that moves

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the castle: It will be nice for people to see me doing something other than running

Role in the camp: Cook

Miss most: Coffee, my wife and children

Dream campmate: Samuel L Jackson would be pretty cool

Relationship status: Married

Name: SHANE RICHIE

Age: 56  

Phobias: Human faeces. If I see one, it is over! I am hoping the camp toilet will be enclosed

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the castle: Nothing. I don’t think I am that interesting

Role in the camp: Person who will muck in with anything 

Miss most: My family and routine at home

Dream campmate: Eric Cantona, any 80s’ pop star or The Roc

Relationship status: Married

Name: BEVERLEY CALLARD

Age: 63

Claim to fame: Corrie legend 

Phobias: Ghosts and insects 

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the castle: People think I am glamorous as I have played Liz for so long but I am not

Role in the camp: Cleaner 

Miss most: Dogs and my husband, Jon

Dream campmate: Ricky Gervais – he would keep us all going

Relationship status: Married

Name: AJ PRITCHARD 

Age: 26 

Claim to fame: Former Strictly professional

Phobias: Heights, claustrophobia

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the castle: People see me with sparkles and fake tan but nobody knows what I am like

Role in the camp: Keeping spirits up and the cleaner

Miss most: My warm and comfy bed

Dream campmate: Any celebrity with an intriguing background

Relationship status: Dating

Name: VERNON KAY

Age: 46

Claim to fame: TV and radio presenter

Phobias: I don’t like being confined underwater!

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the Jungle: I think I have always been the same throughout my career – so I don’t have any.

Role in the camp: Person to keep spirits up.

Miss most: My family.

Dream camper: Anybody who has won the Super Bowl!

Relationship status: Married.

Name: VICTORIA DERBYSHIRE

Age: 52  

Claim to fame: Award-winning journalist

Phobias: I am not a fan of spiders or confined spaces and I don’t know what I am going to be like when I get there! 

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the castle: I don’t think I have any as people just know me as the news and current affairs person! 

Role in the camp: Shoulder to cry on. 

Miss most: My boys, husband, dog and Mum. 

Dream campmate: Madonna, Gary Lineker and Jamie Oliver to cook for us. I think you could have some really geeky chats with them! 

Relationship status: Married.

Name: GIOVANNA FLETCHER

Age: 35

Claim to fame: Author and podcaster

Phobias: Heights. My legs go wobbly and you can’t rationalise it

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the castle: I am not that controversial so nothing

Role in the camp: Mum, friend and the giver of hugs

Miss most: My husband, Tom, and my three children

Dream campmate: The Queen, Judi Dench and Ant Middleton so he can help us with all the survival skills

Relationship status: Married

Name: JESSICA PLUMMER

Age: 28

Claim to fame: Former EastEnders actress

Phobias: Arachnophobia, fear of heights –just about every phobia

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the castle: It will be nice for people to see me for who I am rather than my EastEnders character

Role in the camp: Chatterbox and little sister

Miss most: My daughter. It’s going to be the longest we’ve been apart

Dream campmate: Denzel Washington would be awesome. I would listen to every word he said

Relationship status: Single

Name: JORDAN NORTH

Age: 30

Claim to fame: Radio 1 DJ 

Phobias: It’s just easier to say what I am not scared of. I have so many phobias

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the castle: On my Radio 1 show, I am always bubbly and energetic but everyone has down moments too, so it will be nice for people to see what I am really like

Role in the camp: Entertainer and the tidy up person –I love a tidy house

Miss most: A nice cool pint of Guinness

Dream campmate: Barack Obama and Liam Gallagher. He would be great entertainment value

Relationship status: Single

Name: HOLLIE ARNOLD MBE  

Age: 26

Claim to fame: Paralympic gold medallist 

Phobias: Spiders

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the castle: I don’t want it to focus on my disability

Role in the camp: Cook/shoulder to cry on 

Miss most: My boyfriend, food and my cats

Dream campmate: Michelle Keegan –she is beautiful

Relationship status: Dating

 

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