REVEALED! Just who are the 10 celebrities jungle bound for I'm a Celebrity 2019

Chris and Julia ready to head for the Jungle again in 2019.
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It has become summers favourite guessing game, just who are the celebrities going into the African jungle?

Based on the clues supplied by 10, I have put my thinking cap on and come up with these predictions.

Without the Big Bash as a lead-in, there has been a lot less publicity for this season which is set to premiere at the earlier date of January 13.

It’s worth noting I have a mixed history of doing these lists. In 2017 I surprised myself getting 11 out of 12 correct. Impressive considering my worst effort was in 2016 where I scored a miserable 3, so please folks, gamble responsibly... ;-)

Making this prediction game extra challenging is the fact 10 have a history of being rather misleading with the clues, remember that time a ‘Hollywood Heartthrob’ turned out to be former Neighbours actor Dean Geyer.

Along with the names listed below, keep an eye out for former Bachelorette star Georgia Love, and Real Housewives of Melbourne loud-mouth Janet Roach to enter as intruders.

Let me know what I’ve got wrong and who you think is going in & why - drop your best guesses in the comments section below!


Dermott Brereton -  He might be a champion footballer and a snappy dresser, but he is lousy at keeping secrets. The Fox Footy presenter appears to have told half of Melbourne to lock him in.

Dermott Brereton - He might be a champion footballer and a snappy dresser, but he is lousy at keeping secrets. The Fox Footy presenter appears to have told half of Melbourne to lock him in.

Clue 1 - Football Legend

  • Our football legend is known for his hair-raising play.

  • With a squad of celebrities playing hard ball for the title of King or Queen of the Jungle, will this athlete manage to maintain his team player mentality?


Jaquie Lambie and Sam Dastiyari - Are these names too obvious? Perhaps, but there's no denying they are great media performers, and have never been shy about seeking public attention.

Clue 2 - The Ex-Politicians

  • From Parliament House to the wilds of Africa, how will two very different pollies cope with the politics of camp life? You can Vote 1 for drama.


Richard Reid - He’s been a rumoured tribe member since season one. The man exudes energy and was born ready for this TV format. Come on 10, lock him in!

Clue 3 - The Gossip Guru

  • A gossip guru is about to go from dishing the dirt to sleeping in it.

  • Trading in the comforts of hair and makeup, how will this red carpet regular cope without their usual luxuries?


Tahir Bilgiç -  His recent comedy series Street Smart may have flopped for 10, but Bilgiç comes from an impressive pedigree of Aussie comedies including Fat Pizza, Swift and Shift Couriers, and Housos.

Tahir Bilgiç - His recent comedy series Street Smart may have flopped for 10, but Bilgiç comes from an impressive pedigree of Aussie comedies including Fat Pizza, Swift and Shift Couriers, and Housos.

Clue 4 - A Comedian

  • With barely a moment to switch off for summer, this fully sick comedian will definitely miss his fast food and life’s other luxuries in the jungle.

  • Stepping away from the microphone and thrown into the wilds of the jungle with a bunch of dysfunctional celebrities will be no laughing matter.


Justine Schofield - From humble beginnings as a contestant on the original series of Masterchef, Schofield has built an impressive mini empire. Her TV series Everyday Gourmet is about to enter its 8th season on 10.

Clue 5 - The Famous Foodie

  • This celebrity cook, television personality and author will be full of beans. But how will their palette cope when they’re faced with meagre rations of rice and beans?

  • Stepping out of their kitchen comfort zone and into the wilds with the most basic of cooking utensils and a campfire, their fine dining life is a world away.


Clue 6 - A TV Presenter

Samuel Johnson - I guess winning a Gold Logie makes Samuel Johnson the ultimate reality show winner? A recent cryptic Instagram post appears to indicate Johnson has signed up for the jungle adventure. And given all funds raised will be going to his Love Your Sister charity, Johnson will be our sentimental favourite to win.

  • A familiar face to Australian households, this handsome host is also known for his acting appearances and taking out a popular reality show. Mic drop.

  • Stepping away from the spotlight and into the unpredictable South African terrain will be a world away from what this celebrity is used to.

  • Break a leg (actually please don’t!).


Yvie and Tom - Having confirmed they will not be returning to Gogglebox AU in 2019, Yvie and Tom are finally free to chase some cash on reality tv. The duo have generated numerous laughs for their cutting commentary on other performers, now its our turn to cast judgement on them.

Clue 7 - Couch Critics

Update 7th Jan 2019

Since the original publication of this article, it has now been confirmed Angie and Yvie are the ones heading to the Jungle.

Do I get half a point? ;-)

  • Two beloved television critics.

  • These couch potatoes will be putting down the popcorn and popping on some khaki to try things out on the other side of the screen.

  • We think their campsite creature comforts will score a 1 out of 10 stars from these colourful reviewers.


Now this is an interesting one. TV Blackbox has the name, and we will be having a lot more to say about it soon. This celebrities credits includes hosting one of Australia’s biggest reality shows, and is guaranteed to cause friction amongst the campmates.

Clue 8 - A Controversial TV Host

  • This attention-grabbing host is no stranger to controversy and is a huge hit with the tabloids.

  • From click bait to lion bait, how will this celebrity deal without their cushy creature comforts?

  • In the words of jungle graduate Lisa Curry; “suck it up buttercup”.


Natarsha Exelby - Its hard to think of to many other people that this clue could be applied too. Her infamous gaffe on ABC News delivered her worldwide attention. Exelby has a strong history of working with 10, including being the first person dumped from its failed breakfast venture Wake Up.

Clue 9 - The Newsreader

UPDATE 6th Jan 2019
Since the original publication of this article, 10 has released a clue for a 9th cast member.

  • From breaking headlines, to making headlines, we are sending an infamous newsreader on their toughest assignment yet.

  • No stranger to war torn regions, this veteran journalist has been in the firing line in more ways than one after an on-air gaffe left them squarely in the naughty corner.”


I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! Season 5 premieres
Sunday, 13 January At 7.30pm on 10 and WIN.