I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, a long-running UK reality TV show concluded its nineteenth series in early December.
For those who are unfamiliar, the format sees a group of celebrities, usually around ten or twelve, living together in a camp in the Australian jungle for three weeks while completing disgusting ‘Bushtucker Trials’ to win food and privileges for the group.
By the end of week two, campmates start being voted out by the viewing public, leaving three remaining by the end of the third week; the winner is crowned King or Queen of the Jungle.
Participants in the 2019 run included former Arsenal footballer Ian Wright, Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle and television journalist Kate Garraway. Perhaps most surprisingly, former Olympian and media personality Caitlyn Jenner was also part of this year’s lineup.
Here is a run down of all twelve celebrities, who they are and when they left camp.
adele roberts – radio dj
Radio DJ Adele Roberts was evicted on November 29 after spending thirteen days in camp.
Adele had a good start to the series, winning initial challenges to become one of the first four people to enter the luxurious-by-jungle standards Main Camp.
She also reunited with long-lost acquaintance Nadine Coyle and revealed her fandom of singer Jane McDonald, of whom she brought a picture as her luxury item.
Sadly, this was not enough to save Adele as she was eliminated first.
andrew maxwell – comedian
Irish comedian and voiceover artist Andrew was the second contestant to be eliminated, departing camp on December 1 after fifteen days.
Throughout the series, Andrew had extended stints in Snake Rock (the less luxurious camp) as both part of the initial losing team and in its stint as the ‘Jungle Jailhouse’.
He shared several heated though quickly diffused moments with Ian Wright and showed off his Aussie accent in Ark of Agony, a Bushtucker Trial.
Cliff parisi – actor
Cliff – who you may recognise as Eastenders’ Minty or Fred Buckle from Call the Midwife entered the show on Day 5 as one of two late arrivals. He later became the third celebrity to exit, on Day 16 or December 2.
Cliff became an outlaw of the Jungle Jailhouse and did not join the other celebrities until shortly after his debut.
He is perhaps most remembered in I’m A Celebrity for his knack of falling asleep at almost any given moment. However, Cliff revealed in his exit interview that his tiredness was due to a strong painkiller subscription.
james haskell – former england rugby player
Retired Rugby Union star James Haskell, a key figure in camp due to his natural leadership abilities, was the fourth to be eliminated on December 3. James is married to Chloe Madeley, daughter of Richard and Judy.
James was the first elected ‘Camp Leader’ with fellow campmate Jacqueline Jossa serving as his deputy. He formed close bonds with the likes of Ian Wright, Caitlyn Jenner, Jacqueline Jossa and Roman Kemp.
He also had a notable outburst over the ‘Dingo Dollar Challenge’ when the camp was showing indecision in answering the question.
ian wright – retired footballer
Former Arsenal and Crystal Palace player Ian Wright was the fifth Jungle casualty, leaving camp behind on December 4, day 18.
Although never malicious in his intent, Ian found himself in minor conflicts with comedian Andrew Maxwell though neither man has suggested any personal animosity.
He faced many Bushtucker Trials, found out that Roman Kemp had a Bobble Head of his likeness and formed a cross-sport friendship with James Haskell.
Myles stephenson – rak su singer
Myles is a member of the band Rak Su which won the fourteenth series of The X Factor in 2017. He was the sixth to be eliminated, on December 5.
Prior to finding fame, Myles worked as a NHS team leader in Concept Care Solutions (CCS).
During his time in the Jungle, Myles quickly found his role as the camp Chef as well as forming a friendship with similarly aged Roman Kemp.
caitlyn jenner – former olympian
US Olympian and media personality Caitlyn Jenner became the seventh celebrity to leave camp on December 6, in a double elimination.
The father of Kendall and Kylie Jenner as well as step-father to the Kardashian children, Caitlyn appeared on the short-lived American version of I’m A Celebrity, then known as Bruce Jenner, which led to a fourth place finish.
Being the only American among this year’s group, Caitlyn was largely unfamiliar with her co-stars on I’m A Celebrity and a big part of her journey was getting to know the people.
After being paired together on the first day, Caitlyn formed a friendship with James Haskell, who came to greet her upon Caitlyn’s elimination.
nadine coyle – girls aloud singer
A former member of Girls Aloud, Nadine Coyle was eliminated alongside Caitlyn on December 6. Poignantly, they had also started the journey together by jumping out of a helicopter.
Nadine was one of the first four celebrities, alongside Adele Roberts, Myles Stephenson and Roman Kemp, to enter Main Camp on the first day.
She formed close bonds with the other women, teaching them how to dance to ‘The Promise, a famous Girls Aloud song, also teaching the remaining men once fewer people were left in the show.
kate garraway – journalist/tv anchor
Longtime ITV journalist Kate Garraway was eliminated on December 7, the ninth celebrity to leave and just one day short of the final.
Throughout her jungle journey, Kate swam in her clothes, pushed herself by taking part in Trials and challenges in which she assumed she’d fail and roughed it out in Snake Rock in separate stints.
She also became the object of Extra Camp presenter Joel Dommett’s affection as well as many of the other men in camp…
roman kemp – radio/tv presenter
Roman, who, in his own words, was best known for being the son of Martin and Shirlie Kemp and godson to the late George Michael, landed a third place finish.
Roman entertained the camp with impressions that included Ant and Dec, Caitlyn Jenner and David Attenborough as well as with his hypothetical questions that created discussions to ease the boredom.
He also sang his father’s song, Gold, when at the Jungle Arms with his fellow celebrities.
andy whyment – actor
Coronation Street actor Andy, who has played hapless Kirk Sutherland for nineteen years, took second place.
Andy entered the camp as a late arrival alongside Cliff Parisi, despite being touted as one of the earliest names to have signed up, making his initial absence somewhat of a shock.
Throughout his stint, he became the superhero known as Cockroach Man and showed how much he passionately loves Christmas.
After playing a character for nearly two decades, Andy won the hearts of the British public as himself and was a very deserved finalist.
jacqueline jossa – actress
Jacqueline, who played Lauren Branning in Eastenders for eight years (no, she didn’t overlap with Cliff), took the jungle crown, beating out Andy and Roman in the final.
Establishing herself as very nervy and a screamer, Jacqueline was an early victim of the public in being voted to do Bushtucker Trials. Until her final Trial, she had always participated alongside someone else, mostly Ian Wright.
It is interesting that the winner and runner-up, Jacqueline and Andy, went on similar journeys of showcasing their true persona after playing a part for so many years. On that note, I see both similarities and differences between the actors and characters.
After going through ups and downs, highs and lows, Jacqueline was, to me at least, a very worthy winner.