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I'm A Celebrity line-up revealed

A Playboy model is to star with figures such as Olympic medallist Linford Christie, ex-MP Lembit Opik and actor Nigel Havers as the I'm A Celebrity line-up has been revealed.

US model Kayla Collins - who is virtually unknown in Britain - will provide glamour in the jungle camp, alongside Sheryl Gascoigne and actress Britt Ekland.

Happy Mondays star Shaun Ryder - whose presence on the new series had already been revealed - said he has had to cancel a spot on tour with Gorillaz to be on the show, which returns this weekend.

Ryder, a former heroin addict known for his four-letter outbursts, had been due to play with the group, on whose hit Dare he features.

However, the father-of-six said he was dreading being on camera - and only did the show to make his family proud.

"It's thanks to my missus and the kids that I am doing this. Me, my kids and the missus all watch the show. We really love it," he said.

"I swore I would not do the programme and I have to admit that when they first approached me about doing it, I blanked the idea for a month. But I have got six kids who want me to do the show, the wife wants me to do the show - and that's why I am doing it. I do want to make them proud."

Also on the new series of the show - and set to face a range of grisly tasks - are TV presenter Gillian McKeith, rapper Aggro Santos and X Factor finalist Stacey Solomon.

The stars have been flying out to Australia to prepare for their entry into the I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! camp. The series begins on ITV1 on Sunday. Model Collins - who says she is "goofy and fun" - said she may be looking for love in the jungle. She has also promised to wear a number of bikinis - to promote her new range of swimwear.

But she reckons she will struggle with tiny portions of food - and will probably throw up when forced to eat nasties. "I know I am going to be starving in the jungle," she said.


From Belfast Telegraph