Two new I'm A Celeb contestants have been announced 10 months ago

Two new I'm A Celeb contestants have been announced

Two new contestants for I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! 2019 have been announced.

The arrival of Coronation Street's Andy Whyment and former Call The Midwife's Cliff Parisi was teased at the end of Wednesday's episode.

And ahead of their jungle stint, Parisi admitted he was feeling "guilty" going into the camp - as he'll have a full stomach, when everyone else will be really hungry.

“I do feel a little bit guilty that I am going in late,” he said. “I will be going in with a full belly, a big breakfast, nice lunch and I will be jolly whilst they will all be starving!”

“It is going to be tricky going in late though because they will have bonded and made friendships," he added. “How will I make friends with them? I am going to try and bring in a bag of sweets!”

 

Whyment, meanwhile, said he reckons his Coronation Street co-stars will be ringing in to make sure he takes part in every trial.

“I have always been a massive fan of the show and when they asked me to do it, I said ‘yes’ immediately,” he explained. “It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity and it’s crazy to think I am now actually going! I am so excited.”

The actor has played Kirk Sutherland on Coronation Street since December 1999 - and assured fans he is definitely not quitting the soap to take part in this year's show.

“It’s a win, win situation for me because ITV have very kindly temporarily written my character out of the soap so I can go out to Australia but I will be back to work straight afterwards," he said. "I know some people do this show to get their faces back on TV but I don’t have to do that as I have been in Corrie for so long.”