I’m A Celebrity All Stars signs up former winner and cricket legend as filming starts in South Africa | The Sun

I'M A Celebrity All Stars has signed up a former winner and cricket legend as filming for the show kicks off in South Africa.

Sporting ace and TV star Phil Tufnell is returning to the ITV show for its All Stars version, which is due to hit screens next year.

Phil, 56, was spotted at the airport with the other celebrities due to be taking part as they jetted off to South Africa.

The Question of Sport star took home the coveted jungle crown in 2003, beating footballer Josh Fashanu and designer Linda Barker.

Now, Phil is due to return to try and win the show for a second time, going up against other former winners and much-loved stars.

He was pictured wheeling his suitcase around at the airport alongside Andy Whyment, Shaun Ryder, Joe Swash and Georgia Toffolo.


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Show hosts Ant and Dec confirmed they would be doing an All Stars spin-off earlier this year, filmed in Kruger National Park.

Producers will still shoot a normal series – featuring a brand new line-up of stars – in New South Wales, Australia, from November.

While the All Stars line-up is yet to be confirmed, Coronation Street legend Andy was among the famous faces at the airport.

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A TV insider said: “Andy is hugely popular with audiences, who love his down-to-earth nature and sense of humour.

"He’s the perfect antidote to some of the divas and egos who are likely to be in the final line-up and producers are keen to strike the right balance.”

Andy will be joined by another Weatherfield star, Helen Flanagan, who played Rosie Webster in the soap.

Other celebs rumoured to have been targetted to take part are targeted model Janice Dickinson, Princess Diana's former butler Paul Burrell and Diversity dancer Jordan Banjo. 

Other top names include boxer Amir Khan, EastEnders actor Dean Gaffney and former Made In Chelsea star Georgia Toffolo.

Former show winner Joe Swash is also thought to have flown out to take part in the show – with sources suggesting he could be hosting.

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A source said: “Joe was always on the producers’ hit list as he was such an iconic winner. But they had to iron out the timings and came to a conclusion that worked.

“He has flown out there and can’t wait to give a good account of himself for a second time on the show.”

Joe’s wife Stacey — who he married in July and has two children with — hinted that Joe had gone abroad for a work trip over the weekend.

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