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First pictures of the I'm A Celebrity 2017 stars in their jungle gear as Amir Khan and Rebekah Vardy head into camp

Mirror logo Mirror 6 days ago Vicki Newman
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I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! is back!

Another batch of celebs are heading Down Under to tackle Bushtucker trials in the hope of becoming the next King or Queen of the Jungle.

With all the celebrity campmates confirmed, and the show kicking off on Sunday, excitement is really starting to build.

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Geordie favourites Ant and Dec are back to host the hit ITV show as the celebrity campers swap their plush pads and luxuries for the harsh surroundings of the Australian jungle.

Now they have revealed their biggest fears as they posed in their show outfits for the first time.

And to get you even more excited for the show, here's the first official pictures of the celebs in their jungle gear, and everything you need to know about them...

Amir Khan

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Boxing Champion

Date of birth : 8th December 1986.

Age: 30

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.

Amir said: "I am one guy who hates spiders. Whenever I see a spider at home, I get my sister to move it. I just don’t deal with it.

"I hope I don’t come across any of them when I am in the Jungle but I know I am going to. Will I scream? Yes definitely but maybe this is the time where I face my phobias! I also hate snakes and heights too."

Rebekah Vardy

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Footballer’s wife

Date of birth: 17th February 1982

Age: 35

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.

Rebekah, who is married to Leicester City player Jamie Vardy, said: "I am so excited but I’ve also been waking up in the middle of the night sweating and having nightmares about bugs crawling around my feet,” she admits.

"This is such an amazing thing to do and I am really looking forward to it."

Jennie McAlpine

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Coronation Street Star

Date of birth: 12th February 1984

Age: 33

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.

Jennie said: "I had to really think about this because the biggest thing is leaving my little boy.

"Even the thought of it beforehand made me shudder. It’s going to be his birthday whilst I am in the Jungle and I spend all my time with him when I am not working on Corrie.

"Leaving Albert when I first go into the camp will be my trial... It really will."

Dennis Wise

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Retired Footballer

Date of birth: 16thDecember 1966

Age: 50

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.

Dennis said: "I was taken aback when they approached me. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity and I feel privileged to have been asked. My kids told me to do it. They were really excited.

"But some of my friends will think I am very mad doing this. They will get enjoyment out of it. John Franco and Vinnie Jones – I am sure they will have some fun on this! They will probably vote for me to do the trials knowing them!"

Jack Maynard

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Vlogger

Date of birth: 23rdNovember 1994

Age: 22

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.

Jack, brother of singer Conor Maynard, said: "One of the main reasons I am definitely doing it is to be the first YouTuber to go on a show that is so massive in this country.

"That is quite amazing. You can’t get anything more high profile than this and it’s going to lead to so many other great opportunities. I can’t wait to find out what!"

Shappi Khorsandi

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Comedian

Date of birth: 8th June 1973

Age: 44

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.

Shappi said: "I don’t know how I am going to cope without tea. I drink it all day. Tea is my life. I am okay with food and I’ve actually become a vegan over the last few months as I thought that would help me eat really simply in the Jungle."

Stanley Johnson

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Author and Ex Politician

Date of birth: 18th August 1940

Age: 77

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.

Stanley, father of former Mayor of London Boris Johnson, said: "I am very much looking forward to it. I love Australia and I’ve done lots of different things in my life but I would say that I have not lived in a Jungle before."

Vanessa White

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Popstar

Date of birth: 30th October 1989

Age: 27

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.

The Saturdays star Vanessa said: "I’d actually been thinking about going travelling and doing something on my own. I was going to go on a yoga retreat.

"I’d always wanted to do this show but I didn’t think it was going to be right now."

Jamie Lomas

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Soap star

Date of birth: 21st April 1975

Age: 42

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.

Hollyoaks star Jamie - who is heading into the jungle shortly after leaving the Channel 4 soap- said: "I was actually asked about this years ago but it wasn’t the right stage in my life. But it’s been a good year with work and I really did feel now was the right time to branch out.

"I have finished on Hollyoaks now. I had to make a decision - whether to sign or take the gamble. The gamble was I wanted to do this. And I felt it came at the right time. And it has paid off because I am doing it."

Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo

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Made In Chelsea star

Date of birth: 23rd October 1994

Age: 23

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.

Toff isn't sure how she'll cope without her Granny.

She said: "I call her at least 20 times a day. When I look at my call log, her number is always on there. I phone her for advice on everything. I am really going to miss that."

* I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! kicks off on ITV on Sunday

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