Three radio presenters confirmed for I’m A Celebrity

Vernon Kay, Victoria Derbyshire and Jordan North have been confirmed as contestants in this year’s I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!

BBC Radio 1 presenter Jordan North tweeted “The Cat’s out the bag….. It’s True!!!” after the news was confirmed on Sunday evening following days of speculation.

He joins former Radio 1 and Radio X presenter Vernon Kay along with former 5 live host Victoria Derbyshire, both of which are well known for their television work.

Vernon says: “I am hoping I can stay positive throughout it all. People will get fed up, bored and tired and I hope I can try and keep everything positive.”

Victoria comments: “This is a mad thrill adventure that I want to take part in. Because of cancer, I know more than lots of people, life is short. I am now saying ‘yes’ to stuff I wouldn’t have done previously. And if I don’t do my boys proud, I will never live it down!

Jordan adds: “With everything going on this year, people will want this show on TV more than anything. We all need it. It’s my favourite show on the telly and to be part of it is a big honour. My co-presenter at Radio 1, Emily Atack, talked so lovingly about it all and you can’t turn something like this down.”

As for what his fellow Radio 1 DJs will say when they find out he is going to the Welsh castle Jordan thinks they will be very surprised. “I am their little brother at Radio 1,” he explains. “Greg James comes for pints with me and it just never seems real! This is the job I have always wanted and I hope they do get behind me.

“Hopefully by going on I’m a Celebrity, it will keep me on Radio 1 for a few more years too! I was a bit worried about asking for time off but my bosses have been so supportive. They were jumping for joy saying I had to do it when I told them.”

This year the show will be filmed at Gwrych Castle, Abergele in North Wales rather than the Australian jungle.

Ant & Dec will host live every night on ITV from the castle and Radio 1 presenter Vick Hope will present a new show, I’m A Celebrity…The Daily Drop, dissecting all the camp activity and behind the scenes gossip.

The ten celebrities heading into the Castle for the new series are:

  • TV Presenter – Vernon Kay
  • Broadcaster & Journalist– Victoria Derbyshire
  • Star of Stage & Screen – Shane Richie
  • Paralympic Gold Medallist – Hollie Arnold MBE
  • Radio 1 DJ – Jordan North
  • Corrie Icon – Beverley Callard
  • Ballroom Dancer – AJ Pritchard
  • Author & Podcaster – Giovanna Fletcher
  • Olympic Legend – Sir Mo Farah CBE
  • Soap Star – Jessica Plummer

Last year Roman Kemp, Kate Garraway, Adele Roberts and Ian Wright were part of the show, with Lisa Snowdon, Danny Baker, Tony Blackburn, Scarlett Moffat, Pat Sharp, Fleur East, Noel Edmonds, Iain Lee, Mike Read, Lisa Snowdon and Toby Anstis all taking part in previous years.

The show starts Sunday 15th November at 9pm on ITV.