This year’s I’m A Celebrity lineup includes Shane Richie, Beverley Callard and Mo Farah, but two names missed from the nominee list, confirmed by hosts Ant and Dec on the A Jungle Story TV special last week, were Russell Watson and Ruthie Henshall, despite the couple being spotted during the photo call.
The West End legend, former Chicago star and once Dancing on Ice judge Ruthie is reportedly in line to get £ 75,000 in fees for her time on the show.
An insider has claimed Ruthie is a particularly exciting signing for I’m A Celebrity as viewers will want to see if she divulges any gossip about her relationship with Prince Edward.
It is believed that opera singer Russell will receive a fee of £ 100,000 to appear in the new series. He’s turning 20 in showbiz this year, with his widespread appearance on the show after battling a near-fatal brain tumor in 2007.
The I’m A Celebrity numbers could swell even more if this week’s speculation is to be believed after it was reported that former winners Charlie Brooks and Vicky Pattison had both isolated themselves in order to compete in the new series, with 2013 contestant Joey. Essex.
A source told The Sun, “ITV producers love to have a trick or two up their sleeve.
“What better way to celebrate the 20 series in the series than to involve some of the stars of yesteryear in some way? “