I’m A Celebrity 2020 Line-Up: Have These 8 Stars Just Been Confirmed For The New Series?

With anticipation building for the new series of I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, there’s been many names linked to a spot on the ITV reality show. 

However, fans have been given their biggest hint yet as to who will be heading into the Welsh castle when the series launches next month. 

The Sun has obtained pictures of a number of stars who had already been rumoured for the show arriving at a London photography studio for a photoshoot. 

The paper published pictures of presenter Vernon Kay, Coronation Street legend Beverley Callard and broadcaster Victoria Derbyshire arriving for the secret photoshoot in Kensal Green on Friday. 

There were also three new names photographed outside the venue – opera singer Russell Watson, Paralympian Hollie Arnold and stage star Ruthie Henshall. 

The Sun also reported sightings of previously rumoured contestants EastEnders star Jessica Plummer and former Strictly Come Dancing professional AJ Pritchard at the photography studio. 

Take a look at all the names below...

Jessica Plummer

The actor and singer is best known for playing Chantelle Atkins on EastEnders, but her character was killed off in traumatic scenes last month, following a hard-hitting domestic violence storyline. 

Vernon Kay

The presenter and radio DJ is known for hosting the likes of All Star Family Fortunes, Radio 1 and T4 during his career. He now works as a Formula E presenter and is married to Strictly Come Dancing host Tess Daly. 

Victoria Derbyshire

The BBC journalist hosted her eponymous, mid-morning current affairs show on BBC Two from 2015 until earlier this year, when it was axed amid budget cuts in the broadcaster’s News division.

Beverly Callard

The soap legend is known to millions as Coronation Street’s Liz McDonald. She left her role as the former Rovers Return landlady earlier this year. 

AJ Pritchard

The professional dancer was part of the pro line-up on Strictly Come Dancing for four years prior to quitting the BBC ballroom show earlier this year. 

Hollie Arnold

The Paralympic athlete competes in the javelin and won her first Paralympic gold at the Rio 2016 games. She was made an MBE the following year. 

Ruthie Henshall

The stage star is known for her work in musical theatre, starring in a plethora of West End productions including Cats, Crazy For You, Chicago and Billy Elliot. She previously served as a judge on Dancing On Ice. 

Russell Watson

The opera singer is commonly referred to as ‘The Voice’ having enjoyed a hugely successful classical music career over the last 22 years.  

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However, with only eight stars appearing to be confirmed for the line-up so far, it’s looking like other names will be joining them. 

Among the others who have been linked to I’m A Celebrity include singer Jessie J, former footballer John Barnes and RuPaul’s Drag Race winner The Vivienne. 

A spokesperson for the show said that “any names suggested for I’m A Celebrity are just speculation” at this point. 

This year, the ITV reality show is relocating from the Australian outback to Gwrych Castle in Conwy this year due to coronavirus travel restrictions.  

The contestants will still take part in the familiar tasks and trials fans are used to, but will be competing to be crowned the King or Queen of the Castle, rather than the Jungle. 

Earlier this week, a spokesperson for Gwrych Castle insisted the show would not be affected by the current national lockdown in Wales, which is due to end on 9 November. 

I’m A Celebrity is expected to launch on ITV in mid-November, although no official date has yet been set.