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Rugby World Cup winner rumoured for I’m A Celebrity 2020

Who’s set to be heading Down Under for series 20 of I’m a Celeb? Here’s the list of rumours so far.

Usually, ITV bosses start to plan their dream line-up as soon as the previous season finishes, meaning they have plenty of time to secure the names they really want.


The latest name to be thrown into the mix is England’s 2003 Rugby World Cup hero Jonny Wilkinson, with his odds shortening from 25/1 to 10/1 in the last 24 hours.

However, due to the country’s recent flare-ups and the fact that certain cities have gone back into lockdown, the show may have to take place closer to home.

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What’s more, the paper added that a completely different ambiance might be in the works, with mansions, castles and stately homes in Scotland and England being considered in a bid to create a spooky version of the show.

I’m a Celebrity normally takes place during Australia’s summer, so the change of season would certainly mix things up. 


8 things you didn’t know about Jonny Wilkinson 

1. Sporting family

Wilkinson’s brother, Mark, was also a Newcastle player who made 16 appearances in the Premiership for the side between 2002 and 2005, predominantly as a centre. His father, Phil, was a rugby player and cricketer, and his mother, Philippa, played squash at county level.  His grandfather, Phil, also played football for Norwich.

2. Where does he live now?

“Berkshire, with my wife, Shelley, and our toddler. We’re fortunate to live in a lovely house in a great area surrounded by nice people, but we’re leaning towards moving somewhere more rural as we both love the outdoors, nature and space. We enjoy going for long walks. Windsor Great Park is a joy.”

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