I’m A Celeb latecomers have been confirmed, with two soap legends joining the cast of the ITV show.
ITV has confirmed the late arrivals for the 2021 series of I’m A Celeb, which will turn into a ‘Battle of the Soaps,’ with Coronation Street and EastEnders stars joining Emmerdale’s Danny Miller in camp.
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This year’s Get Me Out of Here! is shaping up to be a Battle of the Soaps, with two late additions confirmed by ITV.
On Wednesday, Simon Gregson of Coronation Street and Adam Woodyatt, AKA Ian Beale of EastEnders, were both confirmed for the existing line-up in the castle.
On Thursday’s show, the couple will join the cast.
And it means that all three of the UK’s most popular soaps will compete for the title of King of the Castle, with Emmerdale’s Danny Miller already ensconced within Gwrych Castle.
The late arrivals format is familiar, as Andy Whyment of Corrie and Cliff Parisi of Call The Midwife both entered the I’m A Celebrity Jungle together in 2019, already halfway through their stay.
Simon has been playing Steve on Corrie since 1989 and has had a number of soap wives, including Becky McDonald, Tracy Barlow, and Karen Phillips.
He has, however, appeared in a variety of other shows, including a strange Coronation Street crossover with sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf.
Simon’s soap mother, Beverley Callard, who played Liz McDonald in Corrie, made an appearance in the castle last year, so it’s only natural for him to follow in her footsteps.
Meanwhile, Adam took a break from EastEnders, and it’s been suggested that after I’m A Celeb, he might leave the show permanently.
“He’s excited by the prospect of revealing who the real Adam Woodyatt is to the nation,” a source told The Sun.
“He is hopeful that it will broaden the minds of producers who previously only knew him as Ian.”
“And as a result of I’m A Celebrity, a lot of stars have moved on to new things.”
It comes after Danny Miller, who played Aaron Dingle on Emmerdale, announced that he would be leaving the show permanently after his castle stint.
He explained that his decision had been a “big part” of his life and that he was “very emotional” about it.
“It will be nice for people to see me not crying but,” he said of his I’m A Celeb appearance.
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