I’m A Celebrity 2021 lineup – Danny Miller QUITS Emmerdale after 13 years to join Frankie Bridge and David Ginola

I’m A Celebrity 2021 lineup – Danny Miller QUITS Emmerdale after 13 years to join Frankie Bridge and David Ginola


DANNY Miller has quit Emmerdale after 13 years.

The 30-year-old, who has played Aaron Dingle on the ITV soap since 2008, made the decision to exit ahead of appearing on I’m A Celebrity.

A source said: “Danny has been on the soap for a very long time and had been thinking about leaving.

“When I’m A Celeb came up he knew it was the perfect opportunity and would leave him financially secure.

“Becoming a dad to Albert has really changed his perspective on things.”

Read our I'm A Celeb live blog below for the latest news and gossip…

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    How do I vote on I’m A Celebrity by phone?

    Next we have the old-school way to vote.

    One of the simplest ways to vote is by picking up the phone and dialling the number for your chosen campmate.

    You just need to dial 09020 44 24 followed by the two numbers corresponding to each campmate, which are revealed by Ant and Dec during the show.

    The calls do come with a a charge.

    Votes made by phone come with a cost of 50p per vote, with 15p from each vote going to Britain Get Talking Help Out Helplines appeal.

    They could also cost more depending on your phone provider.

    You must ask the bill payer’s permission before you vote.

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    How to vote on I’m A Celebrity

    Once the show is underway, a quick and easy way to vote is to download the official I’m A Celebrity app which is free.

    It is available for on the App Store, iTunes, and Google Play.

    Once downloaded, you’ll need to enter your date of birth before accessing the content.

    To vote, click on the ‘Vote’ tab at the bottom of the app and when voting is open during the show simply press the button to chose a celebrity.

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    Recap: Where do they stay in Australia?

    I'm A Celebrity producers and crew usually stay in Coolangatta, Queensland.

    They hole up in the five-star Palazzo Versace hotel in Australia.

    The luxe hotel boasts “200 light-filled bedrooms and suites, along with 72 condominiums, appointed with bespoke Versace Home furnishings and private ‘Juliet’ balconies welcoming the Gold Coast sunshine to pour in.

    "Every room and suite is an oasis of pure indulgence, true glamour, ultimate relaxation and the very best that is possible in life.”

    Temperatures in Australia this time of year are around 30C (86F).

    But in North Wales it is expected to be just 11C (52F) – so Ant and Dec will be happy to leave the castle for their toastie hotel rooms.

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    Where the I'm A Celeb crew are staying

    The I'm A Celeb crew will be staying at the Golden Sands Holiday Park in Rhyl, North Wales, a convenient 15 minutes from Gwrych Castle where the celebs are based.

    The caravan park usually offers Sun readers holidays for £9.50. 

    A source told The Sun: “Thankfully, Golden Sands is more than equipped to host the giant crew, and is award-winning and really popular for holidaymakers.

    "They might not get a tan though.”

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    Where are Ant and Dec staying in Wales?

    Hosts Ant and Dec were rumoured to be staying at Bodysgallen Hall near Llandudno.

    Bodysgallen is a luxury country house hotel set on Pydew Mountain.

    It boasts a three AA Rosette restaurant and a luxurious spa.

    As well as the hotel, the grounds have 16 cottage suites which have "added privacy" and their own separate garden – so the presenter duo may be making the most of these areas.

    Importantly, the hotel is located 12 miles from Gwrych Castle – making it a quick drive to set.

    However, the Telegraph reported that Ant has been spotted walking his dogs along the beach at Penmaenmawr.

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    Naughty Boy most likely to win I'm A Celeb

    Ahead of the 21st series of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! Bookmakers.tv have analysed the previous winners of the elusive crown unveiling Naughty Boy as the most likely to win the upcoming series.

    According to historical data, the most likely winning contestant profile is that of a 36-year-old male musician, and British DJ and producer, Naughty Boy, is closest to the mark.

    Bookmaker.tv have also said that:

    • Research from the past 20 years of the show reveals the typical celeb monarch is a 36-year-old male musician 
    • Naughty Boy is a perfect match to the characteristics of the ‘average winner’ from the 2021 camp 

    Nothing that scares David Ginola

    Model Maëva Denat, 37, said: “There is almost nothing that scares David, not even death. He is a force of nature and will go outside bare-chested when it is snowing.

    “He doesn’t feel the cold and he loves the wind and rain. He is incredibly strong and says I make him feel young again.

    “We love playing backgammon, but David always wins. You can’t play a game with him because he has to win and he always wins. 

    “He is not afraid of insects or bugs. I scream if I see a spider and he will jokingly scream at me and ask, ‘Why are you screaming like that?’ The only thing he is afraid of is sharks but he wants to dive with them to conquer his fear."

    David had a cardiac arrest in 2016

    David had a cardiac arrest after scoring in a charity football game in the French town of Mandelieu-La Napoule in May 2016.

    He was dead for nine minutes and only survived because friend Frederic Mendy performed CPR. An air ambulance took him to a hospital in Monaco, where he underwent a quadruple bypass.

    Doctors said the CPR kept oxygen pumping to his head so he did not suffer brain damage.

    David discovered he had a heart condition passed on by his mother Mireille, who died from a heart attack aged 74 in 2005.

    He has gone on to campaign for CPR to be taught at schools.

    It is understood all the celebs joining had a medical and a defibrillator is on standby at Gwrych Castle. 

    'I’m scared David Ginola will have another heart attack & not see our girl grow up'

    Model Maëva Denat, 37, says he has little fear of dying and eats “like a Viking” — despite being clinically dead for nine minutes after collapsing in 2016.

    Ahead of the ex-Spurs and Newcastle ace’s appearance on the ITV show, she told The Sun on Sunday: “My biggest fear is he goes away and then something happens. I dread the thought of him not coming home.”

    She also told how he has battled anxiety and was “a little depressed” after his cardiac arrest.

    Speaking from their home in the South of France, Maëva said: “David’s biggest fear is he won’t live to see our daughter ever grow up and I feel the same way. It feels like there is a huge void in my life when he goes away. We miss each other so much.

    “I am always worried about David’s health and what if something happens like before?

    “I push him to take care of himself but it is a constant battle.

    “David loves to cook and to eat and can eat three plates of food when you have just one. Like most French people, he likes to drink wine and smoke, but I’ve been trying to get him to stop.”

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      Emmerdale’s Danny Miller on fatherhood

      The actor became a first time dad last month when fiancée Steph gave birth to their son Albert.

      He admitted he debated long and hard about whether it was the right time to leave his new family behind.

      The family unit have been quarantining together in a Welsh cottage ahead of Monday’s launch show when Danny will go it alone.

      He said: “Steph and I had a long discussion about me taking part in I’m A Celebrity.

      “We were due to start IVF earlier this year and that would have meant the baby would have been due next March, so it wouldn’t have mattered.

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      Daddy day care

      EMMERDALE’S Danny Miller is the the only star on the show who has been allowed their family in isolation with them ahead of stint on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here.

      The 30-year-old – who plays Aaron Dingle in the ITV soap – is one of 10 famous faces taking part in the 21st series of the show this year.

      The celebs are currently in quarantine to make sure that they’re Covid free for their stint in the castle.

      But the star isn’t doing it alone as fiancee Steph Jones and their son Albert have joined him in the cottage he’s currently staying in.

      The actor and his fiancee Steph announced the news that they welcomed their first child into the world last month.

      Danny was allowed to have his family stay with him because he’s a new dad.

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      Explained: What's David's net worth?

      It is believed that Ginola's net worth is between $800,000 (£597,804) to $1million (£747,255).

      Most of Ginola's income has come from his glittering football career and other endorsements such as the vineyard he owns in Provence, France, and his commercial work.

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      Who is David Ginola?

      David Ginola, 54, is a retired football player who has played for Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United and PSG.

      Hailing from France, the winger also made 17 caps for his national team.

      He started his career in France for Toulon before crossing over to English shores in 1995.

      His time in the UK was a personal success, winning both Footballer and Players' Player of the Year for the 1998-99 season.

      After a playing career spanning nearly 20 years, Ginola took the decision to retire in 2002.

      Since retiring from football, Ginola has gone into punditry, working for Talksport, Sky Sports and the BBC.

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      I’m A Celeb’s funniest moments (Continued…)

      5) Stacey Solomon was assigned a top secret mission and needed to attract the attention of comedian Dom Joly without any of their campmates noticing in 2010.

      Unfortunately, Dom was a little slow on the uptake, so Stacey resorted to chucking a stone. It ended up hitting him square in the face.

      6) When reality show diva Gemma Collins announced in 2014: “I think I’ve got malaria,” it sparked a hysterical 72 hours before she quit — and launched a host of viral memes.

      7) American David Gest became a reality TV legend in 2006 thanks to his dry sense of humour and tall tales — the most infamous being his uniquely named maid, Vaginica Seaman.

      8) Peter Andre going on about how much he loved singing, in 2004, before cutting to an unimpressed Johnny Rotten, was TV gold. His subsequent single, Insania, was anything but.

      Dean Gaffney's I'm A Celeb trials are legendary and Ant and Dec certainly won't forget them Credit: ITV
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      I’m A Celeb’s funniest moments

      MORE than eight million viewers are expected to tune into next Sunday’s opening episode of I’m A Celeb. . .

      They will be hoping to see more of the TV gold that has tickled the nation over the 19 years the series has been running.

      To celebrate the return, we take a look at some of the funniest moments.

      1) EastEnders actor Dean Gaffney thought he was on his way into the camp to meet his fellow celebrities in 2006.

      What he didn’t know was he was going straight into a live trial — a Bush Spa with gunk plus thousands of creepy crawlies. His hysterics had Ant and Dec in stitches.

      2) As soon as nutritionist Gillian McKeith arrived in camp in 2010 she whined about a host of phobias — and sucked on a gas mask.

      Then when she was voted to perform a live trial she stunned viewers and crew alike by collapsing and lying “out cold” on her back.

      3) Nobody who saw former royal lackey Paul Burrell whimper ing and gibbering his way through an excruciating Hell Hole trial in 2004 will ever forget it.

      Ant and Dec had to look away because they were laughing so hard.

      4) Katie Price and Kim Woodburn went head to head on the eating and drinking Bushtucker Trial Vile Vending in 2009.

      While Katie gagged on an animal testicle, Kim made such a noise trying to force down a fish eye that she would have been put down if she were a dog.

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      I’m A Celebrity viewers told to boycott show

      I’M A Celebrity viewers have been urged to boycott the show because of its “tired, tacky and cruel” Bushtucker trials.

      More than eight million fans are expected to tune into next Sunday’s opening episode – but Peta is encouraging people not to bother. 

      The animal rights charity has long complained against the use of animals in the show – claiming that the use of live rats, snakes, spiders cockroaches and mealworms are used for “cheap laughs”.

      Peta UK’s media and communications manager, Jennifer White, told the Metro that ITV “must change the structure of the show" if they want to stay relevant. 

      “Every season of this show brings more cruelty to our screens,” she exclaimed.

      “Animals are terrified and abused and killed for these challenges and it’s all for a cheap laugh.

      “We encourage everyone to boycott watching this year’s show.”

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      Inside Frankie Bridge’s incredible Surrey home

      LOOSE Women and former Saturdays star Frankie Bridge has given fans a peek inside the home she shares with husband Wayne.

      The TV presenter and her former Chelsea footballer husband recently treated followers to a look into their kitchen transformation – yet she will soon be away from her plush pad after signing up to star in reality series I'm A Celebrity.

      The outdoor space also includes a huge trampoline for the children to play on, football goals and plenty of grass.

      Inside, a spacious hallway leads off in many directions, including to a living room with a large blue sofa, leather armchairs and a TV.

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      Phillip Schofield on why he’d NEVER do I’m A Celebrity

      PHILLIP Schofield has revealed the bizarre reason he'd never do I'm A Celebrity.

      He said: "Well, I've always said I'm A Celeb is the only one I would do.

      "But I wouldn't do it… I don't think. But I couldn't do it because they eat out of those metal cans with metal spoons, and I've got goosebumps even thinking about it.

      "But scraping the spoon on the tin can, I couldn't do it, I'd starve to death!"

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      I’m A Celebrity leaves Gwrych Castle locals furious

      I’M A Celebrity bosses have ringed the castle with steel fences, closed off footpaths and even a local golf course to keep out prying eyes – and locals aren’t happy.

      The ancient Welsh pile – which will be home to the ITV series for the second year running – is ringed and criss-crossed with trails used by ramblers and dog walkers.

      Despite the fact that most are unofficial routes, estate chiefs have allowed locals to use them for years.

      Yet now The Sun Online can exclusively reveal I'm A Celebrity bosses are said to have erected large metal panel fences eight feet high around the perimeter of the North Wales castle.

      Earlier this year, local people took the issue before council chiefs over whether they had the right to ramble across the estate.

      Read more here.

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      Susanna Reid predicts trouble ahead for Richard Madeley 

      SUSANNA Reid predicted trouble ahead for Richard Madeley after seeing part of his I’m A Celebrity uniform on Good Morning Britain today.

      Richard appeared in a pre-recorded video from isolation in Wales after The Sun revealed he had signed up to the ITV show.

      The presenter, 65, said he had been isolating for 10 days in a cottage near the castle ruins and he also showed off his new boots.

      He said: “I’ve been in quarantine for about 10 days now, and if any of you have been in quarantine my god it’s boring, I mean I’d welcome any trial just for something to do.

      “It’s very pretty though, I’m on a Welsh farm, nice views and all the rest of it but I just want to get started.”

      Spinning the camera around, he added: “They’ve given us some of the costume that we’ve got to wear in the castle.

      “Why we have to wear jungle boots in the castle I can’t guess, unless it’s to keep the rats out.”

      After seeing the clip Susanna, 50, said: “Huge good luck to you Richard! Madeley for the win!”

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      Saturday’s star favourite to win IAC 2021

      Saturdays star Frankie Bridge has been named as the early favourite to win I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

      Bookmakers Betfair and Ladbrokes are offering odds of 4/1 on the pop singer, who was also a member of S Club 8, being crowned Queen of the Castle.

      The 32-year-old is taking part after her husband, former footballer Wayne, competed on the show in Australia in 2016.

      Coronation Street actor Simon Gregson is in second place with both companies offering odds of 9/2 on him winning the forthcoming 2021 series.

      It comes after ITV unveiled the names of the 10 famous faces heading to Gwrych Castle near Abergele in North Wales after signing up for the show.

      Gregson and EastEnders star Adam Woodyatt have not been confirmed as competing but are rumoured to be joining the cast to complete the usual 12-strong line-up.

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      I’m A Celebrity lineup

      The stars from screen, sport and music will enter the camp on Sunday and they are: 

      • Louise Minchin
      • Matty Lee
      • Snoochie Shy
      • Richard Madeley
      • Frankie Bridge
      • Dame Arlene Phillips, DBE
      • Naughty Boy
      • Danny Miller
      • Kadeena Cox, MBE
      • David Ginola
      • DJ Locksmith – in isolation and will be a stand by celebrity should one of the other stars drop out prematurely

      When does I'm A Celebrity 2021 start?

      ITV's flagship reality show will welcome a new line-up of stars into Gwrych Castle in Wales on Sunday, 21 November.

      That means I'm A Celeb fans don't have long to wait until Ant McPartlin, Declan Donnelly, the celebs and Bushtucker Trials return.

      Frankie Bridge: ‘I’m A Celebrity’s stomach-churning eating tasks are my idea of HELL’

      I'M A Celebrity star Frankie Bridge has told how the show trials are her "idea of hell" and she is "scared of most things" – but that's exactly why she signed up.

      The Saturdays popstar, 32, made her confession ahead of her entry into Wales' spooky Gwrych Castle this weekend.

      Frankie said: "I think people will be surprised to see me doing I’m A Celebrity and I am scared of most things, but I really want to push myself.

      “I’m scared of rats, I am a fussy eater and I have a bit of a phobia of ketchup, so a pint of penis terrifies me! Any of the eating challenges will be my idea of hell.

      "I also hate spiders in my own home, being trapped in small spaces is a big thing for me and pretty much all of that is likely to happen which makes me go, ‘Why the hell are you doing it?’

      "And so that is exactly why I am doing it!”

      Inside the I’m A Celebrity quarantine 

      I'M A Celebrity star DJ Locksmith has revealed a glimpse of his quarantine accommodation ahead of the show launch next week.

      He has been posting on social media since heading into isolation on Saturday to ensure he is Covid-free when he enters Gwrych Castle on November 21st.

      DJ Locksmith, 34, from the drum and bass group Rudimental is a reserve celeb, there to replace anyone who drops out.

      He appeared to confirm he'd signed up when a fan asked him on Instagram: "Are you in isolation for I'm A Celebrity?"

      The producer wrote back on a video of him dancing in a cowboy hat – in a nod to the show's Australian roots: "No, just finding myself."

      Contestants are required to quarantine for two weeks ahead of the series, which has moved to Wales from the Australian jungle because of Covid.

      And their quarantine digs are far more luxurious than the grim castle camp.

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