2010’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! contestants have apparently been revealed with former Happy Mondays star Shaun Ryder jetting in to Australia for the jungle reality show.

Arriving at Brisbane airport last night, Ryder told reporters he wasn’t sure why he’d agreed to take part, declaring: “I’ve lost the plot!”

Disappointingly, one time drug-guzzling, groupie-shagging Madchester star Ryder promised that he would be keeping things clean on I’m a Celebrity…

“I’m going to be very nice. People will see a new side to me. I’m a 48-year-old family man now. I won’t be swearing and I’m going to miss my kids,” he said.

The Happy Mondays frontman also claimed to be more nervous about his fellow contestants than anything else he might find lurking in the jungle, admitting: “What am I frightened of? The people. I’m fine with snakes and spiders, but not the people.”

ITV have refused to confirm, or deny, the line-up rumours – but a source told The Sun: “We got our fingers burnt last year getting Katie Price in. She hogged the limelight and viewers got fed up with it.
Now we’re going back to basics with great celebs and all the jungle nastiness viewers love.

“We say this every year but this time we really mean it – this is the best ever line-up.”

So who are the I’m A Celebrity… 2010 contestants?

Aggro Santos – The Brazillian rapper responsible for number 5 single, Candy. Has been on tour with Britain’s Got Talent winners Diversity.

Alison Hammond – A Big Brother 3 contestant who has managed to remain in the limelight.

Britt Ekland – Former Bond girl, now 86 but still glam. Britt told reporters: “Swedish people are not shy about showing off their bodies, but I won’t be stripping.”

Dom Joly – A Lebanese-born journalist and comedian.

Gail Porter – Presented Top Of The Pops, Live & Kicking and The Big Breakfast back in the day. Also famous for having her naked image projected onto Big Ben by a lads’ mag.

Gillian McKeith – TV nutritionist with a penchant for looking at people’s poo.

Lembit Opik – ex Lib Dem MP who dated one of the Cheeky Girls and has appeared on numerous celeb TV shows.

Linford Christie – Olympic athlete now in training for 2012.

Nigel Havers – Coronation Street’s Lewis Archer.

Shaun Ryder – Infamous Happy Mondays singer. Should be great for ratings. Provided he hasn’t gone too soft on us.

Sheryl Gascoigne – Was married to Gazza from 1996 til 1998. Will surely have some good stories…

Stacey Solomon – Lost last year’s X Factor but was popular with audiences.

What’s in store for I’m a celebrity… 2010?

ITV is planning to immediately split the celebs into two camps – half of them will be sleeping rough, while the rest will stay in a luxury villa.

A show insider explained: “The idea is to cause some rows from day one when the rough sleepers work out how they’ve been had and the luxury lot get all smug.”

Bosses have also promised the most revolting bushtucker trials yet. Besides grubs and cockroaches, the delicacies will include a crocodile’s bum.

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! begins on Sun 14 Nov at 9pm on ITV1.

Get more details here: celebrity.itv.com/2010


– Frankie Mullin