When the cast for the new series was announced by ITV early last week, the names of the stars of the soap opera were missing from the roster, much to fans’ surprise, given that they had been in a rush to appear.
While some viewers expressed disappointment that actors best known for playing Ian Beale on EastEnders and Steve McDonald on Coronation Street, respectively, weren’t on the schedule, others were sure they would arrive late.
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And the bookies also seem convinced as they put Simon among the favorites to win I’m A Celebrity this year despite his absence.
Adam and Simon’s arrivals at camp were teased at the end of Wednesday’s show which saw Naughty Boy and Arlene Phillips reconsider their intentions to quit.
As they rolled their eyes at the couple’s U-turn, viewers were very excited with the late entry of Adam and Simon, Ant and Dec revealing that they were going to become the Lords of the Mansion and participate in the upcoming trial. .
One of them tweeted, “Bring in Adam Woodyatt and Simon Gregson. 3 soap icons and a Saturday. What series. “
Another responded: “Pretty handy how they left Adam Woodyatt and Simon Gregson to go to the castle late so the fans take care of that OMG it’s Ian Beale and Steve McDonald so they dominate the trials!” “And a third has already advised them to do well, posting:” The last 6 will be Adam Woodyatt, Simon Gregson, Richard Madeley, Danny Miller, Frankie Bridge and Kadeena Cox. “
Expect the bookies to further adjust their odds on I’m A Celebrity winning now that Adam and Simon have been officially revealed as late arrivals.
Leading up to Wednesday’s episode, Simon was the fifth seed, behind David Ginola, Frankie Bridge, Danny Miller and Snoochie Shy, who has really come into the frame in recent days after being gold medalist on television in the trials.
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