I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! 2019 start date revealed

Albertina Lloyd
Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
Ant and Dec will be back in the jungle for I'm A Celebrity on Sunday November 17th (Credit: ITV)

The latest series of I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! is less than three weeks away.

ITV have confirmed the 19th series of the jungle reality show - hosted by Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly - will begin at 9pm on Sunday November 17th on ITV1.

Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle, Good Morning Britain presenter Kate Garraway and footballer Ian Wright are among the celebrities rumoured to be heading Down Under for the show, which is filmed in Australia.

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Ant, 43, and Dec, 44, will be reunited for I’m A Celebrity this year, after Holly Willoughby stepped in to replace Ant when he took a break from TV following a conviction for drink-driving last year.

This year spin-off show I’m A Celebrity…Extra Camp on ITV2 will be hosted by last year’s runner up Emily Atack, comedian Joel Dommett and actor Adam Thomas.

Other celebrity names that have been linked to the show this year include EastEnders actress Jacqueline Jossa, Coronation Street’s Andrew Whyment, Myles Stephenson of X Factor-winning boyband Rak-Su and radio DJ adio DJ Roman Kemp, son of actor and singer Martin Kemp.

Ulrika Jonsson is also among those tipped to be facing the gruelling Bushtucker Trials involving live snakes, insects and rats.

And rugby player James Haskell is reportedly among this year’s contestants, along with his father-in-law - TV presenter Richard Madeley.

Emily Atack, Joel Dommett and Adam Thomas will host I'm A Celebrity... Extra Camp on ITV2 (Credit: ITV)

Meanwhile, Autumnwatch presenter Chris Packham has urged Ant and Dec to axe the Bushtucker Trials this year over claims they are cruel to animals.

Read more: Packham booed after criticising I’m A Celebrity over animal rights at TV awards

Packham said: "When I see them being harmed or killed for entertainment, I wonder if we are not in the Middle Ages. It is no different from a circus, you know, and we have got rid of our circuses with wild animals.

“I have never met Ant and Dec but if I did, I would be chatting about it.”

An ITV spokesman said: “I’m A Celebrity complies with all national and regional laws concerning the use of insects, animals and reptiles.”

Last year’s show saw football managed Harry Redknapp, 72, crowned King of the Jungle.

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