I’M A Celebrity’s cast secretly know each other – and some even go way back.
There’s no doubt they are all at least casual acquaintances who’ve rubbed shoulders on the red carpet – but others have stronger ties and have formed firm friendships before entering Gwrych castle.
I’m A Celeb host Declan Donnelly invited one camper to his wedding to Ali Astall back in 2015[/caption]
The showbiz world can be pretty small, and it turns out that some of the 2020 stars worked together in the past and are even in each others’ social circles.
Meanwhile, Victoria Derbyshire and Jordan North immediately recognised one another in the camp and they couldn’t hide the fact – because she had once been his boss.
Victoria revealed to their other campmates that she used to order a young Jordan around at BBC Radio 5 when he was a budding producer, working as an office runner.
Vernon Kay and wife Tess Daly pictured walking down the steps of the church at Dec’s wedding[/caption]
Vernon is now in I’m A Celeb, hosted by Dec[/caption]
Jordan would have been dashing here and there on Victoria’s orders, making her cups of tea and the like – which is a far cry from where he is now after being voted Camp Leader.
But they’re not the only stars to have strong showbiz ties.
Beverley Callard and Shane Richie go way back and in 2010, Beverley ventured all the way down south to London where she made an appearance in EastEnders for Comic Relief.
Beverley Callard was teased to be Kat Slater’s mum in an epic soap cross over for Comic Relief in 2010[/caption]
Shane Richie was in the same sketch as Alfie Moon[/caption]
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Beverley’s character Liz McDonald met up with Alfie Moon (Shane Richie) and Kat Slater for a right old knees up in the Queen Vic.
It has even been written in EastEnders lore that Liz is actually Kat Slater’s mum, after it was heavily implied in the sketch for Comic Relief.
That makes Beverley and Shane practically faaaamily.
He worked for Victoria Derbyshire when she was a BBC radio host [/caption]