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I'm A Celebrity 2017: Official line-up revealed

The official line-up for this year's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! has been confirmed by ITV.

Boxer Amir Khan, Boris Johnson's father Stanley Johnson, Coronation Street actress Jennie McAlpine and Hollyoaks actor Jamie Lomas are among the stars going into the jungle for the reality TV series.

They will be joined by Made In Chelsea's Georgia "Toff" Toffolo and Saturdays singer Vanessa White.

Comedian Shappi Khorsandi, YouTube personality Jack Maynard, ex-footballer Dennis Wise and Rebekah Vardy, wife of England footballer Jamie, will also take part.

Johnson was one of the stars seen arriving in Australia ahead of the programme's launch on Sunday.

The popular show, filmed in the Australian jungle, sees its stars endure a series of gruelling and gross challenges involving creepy crawlies - the Bushtucker Trials.

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I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here

TV duo Ant and Dec are returning to present I'm A Celebrtity for its 17th series.

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! starts at 9pm on Sunday November 19 on ITV.

Amir Khan

Boxing Champion

Age: 30

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Pictured: Amir Khan

Phobias: Spiders, snakes and heights.

Missing any special occasion: My birthday and training.

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the Jungle: People only ever see me in the boxing ring. It will be nice to show people what I am like away from it.

Role in the camp: The leader. I will spur people on.

Miss most: My family and my daughter.

Dream camper: Drake and Floyd Mayweather would be amazing!

Relationship status: Married.

Rebekah Vardy

Footballer’s wife

Age: 35

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Pictured: Footballer's wife Rebekah Vardy

Phobias: I am not a great fan of spiders but I don’t think I’ve got any sort of fears. That said, I don’t like confined spaces.

Missing any special occasion: The diary is clear.

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the Jungle: I think everyone thinks of me as a Wag who never gets her hands dirty. It will be nice to show a different side.

Role in the camp: I love people. I will be a mixture of everything. I won’t be starting an argument but if I’ve got an opinion on something I will express it.

Miss most: My family and my phone.

Dream camper: Piers Morgan. I like the fact he’s honest.

Relationship status: Married.

Jennie McAlpine

Coronation Street Star

Age: 33

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Pictured: Jennie McAlpine

Phobias: Leaving my son, Albert. But I don’t have any other big fears.

Missing any special occasion: My son’s third birthday.

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the Jungle: None but it will be different for viewers seeing me as Jennie and not Fiz.

Role in the camp: Cook.

Miss most: My son, my home, kettle, telly and the sofa.

Dream camper: Nadiya Hussain from Bake Off as it would be brilliant if she could make us some cakes. But not Alan Halsall (Tyrone from Coronation Street) as he is the practical joker on the Corrie set.

Relationship status: Married.

Dennis Wise

Former footballer

Age: 50

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Pictured: Dennis Wise

Phobias: I am a bit claustrophobic and so I am dreading any trial involving a coffin.

Missing any special occasion: Kids’ sporting fixtures and friends’ big birthdays.

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the Jungle: Everyone thinks of me as a fiery character and so I am sure they will wonder how I will cope.

Role in the camp: I am not afraid of hard work. I will be throwing my weight behind everything.

Miss most: My family and freedom.

Dream camper: Elvis Presley. I really like his music and so if we could, I’d love to have him in camp.

Relationship status: Married.

Jack Maynard

Vlogger

Age: 22

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Pictured: Vlogger Jack Maynard

Phobias: I think I am scared of everything. When I go in, I will find out what I am properly scared of.

Missing any special occasion: It’s my 23rd birthday whilst I am in camp.

Role in the camp: To lighten up the mood.

Miss most: The Internet!

Dream camper: David Beckham – let’s dream big!

Relationship status: Single

Shappi Khorsandi

Comedian

Age: 44

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Pictured: Shappi Khorsandi

Phobias: Heights and I am dreading not being able to drink a cup of tea.

Missing any special occasion: I was due to start writing a novel but this is the perfect excuse not to!

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the Jungle: I worry people think I am too serious but I’m really not.

Role in the camp: Shoulder to cry on, the Mum and someone to inject fun.

Miss most: My family, cats, tea and music.

Dream camper: Mel and Sue would be a real laugh and I’d love to chat to Emma Thompson in the jungle.

Relationship status: Single.

Stanley Johnson

Author and Ex Politician

Age: 77

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Pictured: Stanley Johnson

Phobias: I will be ok on that front but obviously I don’t want to be bitten by a black widow spider.

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the Jungle: I don’t have any conceptions about myself as I don’t think I am famous at all and that’s rather a relief!

Role in the camp: I’m assuming I am going to be one of the younger competitors and so I will try to help people my age or more… And I hope I won’t be too exhausted to make the odd joke!

Miss most: My family. Fortunately, I’ve got a big family and I will be back in time for Christmas

Dream camper: Ian Redmond, tropical field biologist and conservationist – he’s a man who has absolutely adapted to life in the wild.

Relationship status: Married.

Vanessa White

Popstar

Age: 27

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Pictured: Vanessa White

Phobias: Bugs!

Missing any special occasion: No my diary is clear.

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the Jungle: I’ve never really put myself out there so this is the first time people will get to see what I am really like which is a scary thought…

Role in the camp: I’d like to bring a bit of laughter to the jungle.

Miss most: My phone and sugar.

Dream camper: I can’t wait to get to know everybody in there.

Relationship status: Single.

Jamie Lomas

Soapstar

Age: 42

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Pictured: Jamie Lomas

Phobias: Bugs, spiders and cockroaches crawling all over my head.

Missing any special occasion: My brother’s 50th birthday.

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the Jungle: Everyone just knows me as this fictional character. I’ve always been a private person up until now.

Role in the camp: The joker who will cheer everyone up when they are feeling down.

Miss most: My children.

Dream camper: Margot Robbie.

Relationship status: Single.

Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo

Made In Chelsea star

Age: 23

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Pictured: Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo

Phobias: Rats and mice. I am a real jumper.

Missing any special occasion: The Made In Chelsea finale episode.

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the Jungle: I think people reckon I am prim and proper

Role in the camp: I am quite athletic, so I don’t mind fetching the wood. I am not sure if I want to clean the toilet though.

Miss most: My family and food. I get snappy if I don’t eat.

Dream camper: Boris Johnson. He would be funny.

Relationship status: Single.

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