I'm A Celebrity 2018 line up: The celebs who said NO to the jungle

I'm A Celebrity 2018: Stars who turned down offers

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While 10 celebrities said yes when I'm A Celebrity bosses came calling this year, not every star was willing to sign up.

Here are some of the names who have said NO to joining the I'm A Celebrity cast and just why they turned it down...


Who turned down I'm A Celebrity?

Lisa Riley
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Lisa Riley has revealed she's declined offers for I'm a Celebrity SEVEN times. The former soap actress and ex Strictly Come Dancing contestant says she could "never" take part in the show due to her massive fear of rodents.

Speaking on ITV's Loose Women Lisa, confessed: "They [I'm A Celebrity producers] kept coming back and back and back. For me, the spiders, eating stuff... that would be fine, but mice and rats I could never, ever deal with. My cat once brought a mouse in and I was literally neurotic."

Piers Morgan
Piers Morgan says he turned down 'a lot of money' to appear on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. The Good Morning Britain presenter suggested no amount would get him in the jungle.

"I've been offered lots of money for these things. To go and eat bugs," he said on the ITV show. "They say 'Hey, do you want to go to a jungle in Australia and eat kangaroo testicles as Ant and Dec mock you?'. No thanks."

Warwick Davis
Actor Warwick Davis said this year he had turned down the show. The TV and film star, famous for his roles in movies such as Star Wars and Harry Potter, says he doesn't ever see himself in the jungle. Warwick said: "I get asked to do a lot of reality shows. I love watching them but they don't appeal to me as a performer.

"I'm A Celebrity got in touch, but I didn't even find out what I would be getting paid."


Michaela Strachan
Michaela Strachan
It's no surprise wildlife lover Michaela Strachan refuses to appear on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. The telly host is famous for fronting shows including The Really Wild Show, Springwatch and Autumnwatch.

"I couldn't do that, we wouldn't be eating the animals we'd be championing them!" she said.

More stars who said no to I'm A Celeb

Natasha Kaplinsky
Newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky took part in Strictly Come Dancing on BBC One in 2004 but said no to ITV when I'm A Celebrity bosses called.

“The Bank of England does not have enough money to get me in there,” she told the Radio Times magazine. “I’ve been invited and I said a very firm but polite no.”

Judge Rinder
Judge Rinder
Judge Rinder ruled out any more reality telly following Strictly Come Dancing. The telly judge, who finished fifth in Strictly in 2016, gave a firm no to appearing on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

He said: "I only did Strictly because that was completely different and because dancing was my love. You won't see me devouring kangaroo bollocks."

James Arthur
James Arthur
Former X Factor winner James Arthur revealed previously he had turned down big money offers for both I'm A Celebrity and Big Brother shortly after X Factor. James said: “I got offered loads of reality shows including I’m A Celebrity and Celebrity Big Brother.

“They were life-changing amounts of money. The most I got offered was £250,000 for CBB, which I really needed at the time, not knowing if I had a career."


Stephanie Pratt
While her fellow Made In Chelsea star Toff may have said yes last year, Stephanie Pratt declined. She quipped there was "not enough money in the world" to change her mind.

I'm A Celebrity starts this Sunday night on ITV.

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