Louise Minchin makes the top of I’m A Celeb prospective contestants


Although the exact start date for the show’s 21st series is still to be confirmed, rumours of potential I’m A Celebrity camp inhabitants are circulating like wildfire.

The series will return to Gwrych Castle in North Wales next month and despite the show doing a sterling job of keeping the line-up under wraps, there has been no shortage of names thrown around.

Ant and Dec have already been spotted on set filming trailers for the show, reportedly riding horseback and dressed as knights. Cars, trucks, scaffolding and hi-vis have been on show in recent days, as the show readies the dilapidated castle for the new series.

Louise Minchin, who recently stepped away from the BBC Breakfast sofa, is the one of the shortest prices – 2/1 – to head to North Wales.

With her former co-presenter Dan Walker snapped up by Strictly Come Dancing (currently 25/1 to win the show), will the 53-year-old presenter head over to ITV?

Having left the red sofa just last month, Minchin has spoken of competing in more triathlons, being a long-time fan of the endurance sport. Could she add Queen of the Jungle to her to-do list?

Joint favourite alongside Minchin is former Coronation Street actress Lucy Fallon (2/1), reportedly disappointed to have missed out on Strictly this year.

Runner-up star of last season’s Drag Race UK, Bimini Bon Boulash, has just announced the release of their debut book and is 5/2 to enter the castle.

Boulash could also be joined by fellow show mates, as season one stars Baga Chipz and Cheryl Hole are both priced at 3/1 to ramp up the camp.

While one star baker makes big moves towards the glitterball trophy on Strictly, fellow Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain could be seen to face her fears with a 5/1 price of entering the castle.

Actor Jake Wood, who has recently left EastEnders after 15 years, and Oliva Attwood, from the third series of Love Island, both tip the scales at 4/1.

Footballing royalty in the form of Micah Richards (10/1), John Barnes (10/1), Eric Cantona (12/1) and Roy Keane (16/1) are all being rumoured on the regular.

Broadcasting marmite-man Piers Morgan is a 16/1 chance of shaking things up in camp, and it would be good to see the former Good Morning Britain host go toe-to-toe with 20/1 shot and star of Handforth Parish Council Zoom, Jackie Weaver, in a bid to “have the authority.”