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I'm A Celebrity odds: The contenders for jungle glory

The 2018 series of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! has begun with 10 contestants having gone into the Australian jungle.

The stars taking part in the ITV series faced terrifying skydives, jungle critters and a knee-trembling 100 metre high challenge after being split into two teams.

BetStars have a market on who will be crowned king or queen of the jungle so here is a look at the contenders and their I'm A Celebrity betting odds.

Emily Atack

The actress is best known for her roles in The Inbetweeners and Dad's Army, and has also tackled Dancing On Ice.

The 28-year-old says she has not ruled out a romance in the jungle and added that she is "at an age where I want to flip things on the head and do something mad and exciting".

She was forced to skydive from 12,000 feet to meet her team-mates and was voted for by the public to face the first Bushtucker trial of the series.

John Barrowman

The Torchwood and Doctor Who actor wants to dispel the idea that he is high maintenance, saying: "I don't give a shit about things like what my hair will look like."

The entertainer, who married his husband in 2013, said losing weight would be a bonus of being on the programme. He sped into the opening show flossing in a speedboat!

Fleur East

East is a singer who found fame when she was runner-up on The X Factor in 2014.

The 31-year-old said she is looking forward to showing people who she is when she is not performing but admitted: "I am scared of everything you have in there and I am scared of all the trials."

Anne Hegerty

Hegerty, 60, stars as the stern Governess in ITV's teatime quiz show The Chase.

She star has Asperger's but does not want her fellow celebrities to feel sorry for her.

She became upset during Sunday's opening episode, telling her fellow contestants: "I'm just really, really close to saying I can't do this."

Nick Knowles

The DIY SOS presenter believes he will fare well on the programme, as he does not have any phobias and says he is up to the physical challenges of camp life.

Knowles, 56, is single but has ruled out finding love in the jungle.

James McVey

McVey is a member of The Vamps, who have had success with songs such as Can We Dance and Last Night.

The 25-year-old is not too worried about the creepy crawlies but thinks the boredom will be his biggest struggle.

Harry Redknapp

The former Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham manager has gone into the jungle despite admitting he has never actually watched the programme.

He was shocked at the basic conditions as he entered the camp, saying he thought it would be "a lot more luxurious".

He looked horrified when he heard emu was on the menu for dinner and said: "I thought there was a caravan round the back here where they were doing bacon sandwiches."

Rita Simons

Simons is best known for starring as Roxy Mitchell in EastEnders for 10 years, until the character was killed off in 2017.

The married actress, whose uncle is Lord Sugar, thinks she may struggle with boredom while she is in the jungle and is also worried about sleep because she can "burst into tears for no reason" if she has not had enough.

Along with McVey, she won a task called The Edge for the yellow team on the first show.

Malique Thompson-Dwyer

The actor has been playing Prince McQueen on Hollyoaks for the last two years and this year won a prize at the British Soap Awards.

The 20-year-old is claustrophobic so may find some of the tasks a little tough and he is also concerned about the eating challenges.

Sair Khan

The actress is the outsider in the I'm A Celebrity odds. She has played Coronation Street's Alya Nazir for nearly five years and said it would be strange just being herself in the camp.

"My character is so different to me," said the 30-year-old. "She is serious, stern and she can be uptight. I am the opposite."

I'm A Celebrity prediction

Singers from boy bands have a good track record of success on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, starting back in series six when Matt Willis from Busted was crowned champion.

J Brown, from Five, made it to the last three the following year and McFly's Dougie Poynter triumphed in series 11. Westlife's Kian Egan has also won the series and George Shelley, of Union J, was runner-up to Vicky Pattison three years ago.

With a large fanbase to rely on for votes, backing these kinds of contestants usually ensures a good run for your money and James McVey looks good value in the I'm A Celebrity odds at 8/1.

Andrew McDermott
@a_mcdermott in Entertainment