Soap stars Andrew Whyment and Cliff Parisi 'to join I'm A Celebrity 2019 line up'

Pair set to join soon

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Soap stars Andrew Whyment and Cliff Parisi are set to join the I'm A Celebrity 2019 line-up.

Andrew is one of Coronation Street's longest-serving stars, having appeared as Kirk Sutherland since 2000.

He has been widely rumoured to appear in the Australian jungle this year, although is not currently a part of the official line up.

However sources insist that he is on his way to Australia, set to join the current crop of 10 celebs alongside fellow soap actor Cliff Parisi.

Should he appear, the 38-year-old will follow in the footsteps of Corrie castmates such as Jennie McAlpine and Antony Cotton.

"They were chuffed to get Andrew," an insider told The Sun newspaper. "Viewers have watched him on Coronation Street for the best part of two decades, yet know nothing about him away from Kirk.

"Soap stars always do well on I’m a Celeb… so the producers have high hopes of Andrew."

Andrew's big acting break came in 1999, when he joined The Royal Family playing Darren Sinclair-Jones.

He is no stranger to reality TV, having previously participated in Soapstar Superstar and Dancing On Ice.

Meanwhile, Cliff played mechanic Minty Peterson on BBC One's EastEnders and more recently appeared in Call The Midwife.

A source said: “Cliff was really popular in Enders and he’s a big character off-screen too, so they think he’ll go down really well with viewers.”

For now, I'm A Celebrity 2019 airs nightly at 9PM on ITV.

Those on the confirmed cast include Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle, Ex footballer and TV pundit Ian Wright MBE, Rak-Su singer Myles Stephenson, Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts and comedian Andrew Maxwell.

They're joined by soap star Jacqueline Jossa, Capital Radio DJ Roman Kemp, Olympian and TV personality Caitlyn Jenner, Ex England rugby player James Haskell and TV and radio presenter Kate Garraway.

Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly reunite to present the show nightly over three weeks.

Meanwhile, former I'm A Celebrity campers Adam Thomas and Emily Atack will be taking over on ITV2 sister show Extra Camp, joining returning Joel Dommett.

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