England rugby star confirmed for I'm a Celebrity 2019 - Ruck

England rugby star confirmed for I’m a Celebrity 2019

Ex-England rugby player James Haskell is keeping his phobias close to his chest as he heads into I’m a Celebrity 2019.

And the 34-year-old says the chance to take part in the series came at the perfect moment.

“A lot of my team mates said in the past ‘wouldn’t it be fun if you went into the Jungle’ but I always laughed as a) I thought nobody would approach me and b) I thought I was going to be in the World Cup but I retired sooner than I thought!”

And so to be asked is such a special opportunity. You will get to test yourself in amazing surroundings and find out a little bit more about yourself. I am excited.”

Going on to reflect on his wife and in-laws’ reaction to the news he was going in the Jungle, he adds: “ I have a fantastic relationship with them (Richard & Judy) and they are very supportive. They are massive fans of the show and they will be out in Australia.”

“Chloe, my wife, thinks it is fantastic too. She is really excited and I think she will love it. But I will miss her a lot. We have been inseparable for five years and we speak two to three times a day.”


“It will be a massive change (not being able to chat to her) and I think I will end up talking about her a lot.”

The ten celebrities heading into the Jungle for the new series are:

  • Ex footballer and broadcaster – Ian Wright MBE
  • Pop star – Nadine Coyle
  • ‘Rak-Su’ singer – Myles Stephenson
  • Radio 1 DJ – Adele Roberts
  • Comedian – Andrew Maxwell
  • Soap Star– Jacqueline Jossa
  • Capital Radio DJ – Roman Kemp
  • Olympian and TV personality – Caitlyn Jenner
  • Ex England rugby player – James Haskell
  • TV and radio presenter – Kate Garraway