I’m A Celebrity 2021: Full lineup of rumoured contestants including EastEnders legend and Little Mix star

November is here, which means it's nearly time for I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! to return to our screens.

The ITV challenge show is back for it's 21st season and fans cannot wait to see Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly putting celebrities through their paces as they return to Gwyrch Castle in North Wales.

Show bosses were thrown into a panic last year as the COVID-19 pandemic prevented the ratings juggernaut from being filmed at its typical location in the Australian jungle.

However, an unexpected twist saw a crumbling castle in rural north Wales undergo a multi-million pound restoration, becoming the brand new set of I'm A Celeb.

In November 2021, fans will see a brand new lineup of celebrity contestants head to Gwyrch Castle as they prepare for a cold, wet and windy instalment of the show.

We've taken a look into the rumoured lineup for I'm A Celebrity 2021, so here are the contestants worth keeping an eye out for…

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Which celebrities have officially signed up for I'm A Celebrity 2021?

Endless huge names in showbiz have been linked to I'm A Celebrity appearances over the past few months.

Reports have ranged from the likes of Little Mix singer Jade Thirlwall to EastEnders legend Adam Woodyatt.

However, no contestants have been officially confirmed by ITV as of yet.

The show always remains tight-lipped on any spoilers regarding its celebs, only revealing the official lineup a matter of days before the show is even set to air.

The rumoured contestants for I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 2021

Adam Woodyatt – EastEnders actor

EastEnders legend Adam Woodyatt has been linked to this series of I'm A Celeb, with reports claiming ITV bosses are chuffed to have cast the Ian Beale actor.

The 53 year old soap star has reportedly signed a hefty deal to appear on the show, with The Sun claiming bosses are "very excited" about the decision.

Speaking to the publication, an insider revealed: "Adam was a big target for the casting team — he is a soap legend and is certain to be a huge hit with fans."

Jade Thirlwall – Little Mix singer

Chart-topping singer Jade Thirlwall has also been linked to the show, and Little Mix fans are holding out hope that the rumours are true.

Bookies have the stunning star at 4/1 odds of her taking part in this year's series.

In a recent chat with Heart Radio, 28 year old Jade spoke about wanting to take part in the ITV show.

She said: "I'll try anything once me, do you know what I mean? I'll give it a crack!

"If something smells bad I won't put it in my mouth, but I am good at creepy crawlies."

Naughty Boy – Music producer

Naughty Boy, real name Shahid Khan, is a strong contender for this series of I'm A Celeb as he was allegedly lined up for last year's cast.

In 2020, the 26 year old producer and songwriter reportedly dropped out last minute, with his spot on the show said to have been filled by BBC Radio 1 DJ Jordan North, who later made it to the final.

The Sun spoke to an insider who stated that the musician – who was the brains behind Sam Smith's hit single 'La la la' and Emeli Sande's 'Lifted ' – is "really excited to go into the castle".

They continued: "He loves his creature comforts, so he knows it will be a tough gig.

"Producers hope that around the campfire he will spill on all the pop stars he’s worked with".

Maura Higgins – Reality TV star and presenter

Former Love Island and Dancing on Ice star Maura Higgins has had quite the year, but rumour has it things are about to get even busier for the stunning star.

The 30 year old recently split from Strictly pro dancer Giovanni Pernice, and bookies are convinced that an appearance on I'm A Celebrity is a likely move.

Ladbrokes has the star at odds of 7/2, with a spokesperson adding that "a stint on I'm A Celebrity would be the perfect opportunity for Maura to create her own."

Nadiya Hussain – Great British Bake Off star

Former Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain could likely be a named contestant for this year's I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

The culinary whizz is one of the bookies' faves for this season, as she has previously stated she regrets not previously taking up an offer from ITV.

Speaking to The Guardian last year, Nadiya revealed she was asked to appear on the show in 2020.

She said at the time: "I got asked to do I'm a Celebrity this year, and a bit of me regrets not doing it."

Nadiya added that despite her reservations: "I can't help wondering what it would have been like."

Maybe 2021 will be the GBBO star's year?

Piers Morgan – Presenter, journalist and TV judge

Piers has fuelled the rumours of his potential appearance on I'm A Celebrity all by himself.

Taking to Instagram, the former GMB host posted the cover of Woman Magazine which had a photoshopped snap of himself with an I'm A Celeb-style hat on.

The headline read "Piers' new TV gig" and also suggested "ITV's latest recruit?", to which he responded in the caption by writing: "It's official – I'm the new Crocodile Dundee."

56 year old Piers' fans rushed to his comment section to share their excitement at the possibility of him being a part of the new lineup.

One wrote below: "Please tell me you are on I'm a Celebrity! I'll actually watch it, if you are.", as another agreed: "Oh my word. Really hope you're going to be on"

Lucy Fallon – Coronation Street actress

Former Corrie actress Lucy Fallon has already dabbled in reality TV since quitting the soap in 2020, so could I'm A Celeb be next?

The 28 year old took part in the AJ Odudu and Freddie Flintoff-fronted show Don't Rock The Boat in late 2020 but hasn't mentioned any recent TV plans.

This has set bookies' odds at 2/1 for Lucy to appear on the ITV show this year.

What is the start date for I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 2021?

ITV is yet to announce an official start date for this year's I'm A Celebrity, but we do know it is returning as they have released their first trailer.

On October 22, 2021, a video was released showing both Ant and Dec dressed up in medieval armour as they rode through the Welsh countryside.

They teased that this series would be "more gruelling than ever".

We can expect this year's I'm A Celeb to start airing on Sunday 14 November, as in previous years the show has always kicked off between November 12-18 and on a Sunday evening.

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