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Monday 17th June 2019

I'm A Celebrity line-up search underway say ITV execs and Gemma Collins is rumoured to be part of it

Let the speculation begin!

Ratings smash I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here may be a world away, but ITV bigwigs are already hard at work on this year's line-up.

The reality show, temporarily hosted by Dec Donnelly and Holly Willoughby in 2018, is set to return this year.

Not only is Dec's partner Ant set to return, a host of new stars are already being lined up for the jungle... including TOWIE's Gemma Collins.

Ant looks set to be heading back to jungle this year (Credit: WENN)

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Casting executive Micky Van Praagh attended a BAFTA masterclass in London for I'm A Celeb.

She revealed to The Mirror that she and her team were already making calls to stars for this year's show.

"It's very early days, but we've already started casting," she said.

Harry was last year's King Of The Jungle (Credit: ITV)

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"I think we know what works," she continued.

"I think of our show as a comedy and so I'm looking for people who are funny and high energy as we know those types of things always work."

You're never looking for the next Harry Redknapp or the next John Barrowman or the next Fleur East.

She added: "But otherwise you want to do something completely different every year. You're never looking for the next Harry Redknapp or the next John Barrowman or the next Fleur East. You've got to do something different."

Gemma Collins is rumoured to be heading into the jungle (Credit: Ana M Wiggins / SplashNews.com)

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A whole host of celebs is rumoured to be joining this year's series.

Last year's Strictly winner, Stacey Dooley, is one of them.

TV presenter Jenny Powell, Made In Chelsea's Jaime Lang, Strictly professional Katya Jones, Danny Dyer and his daughter Dani, Good Morning Britain's Kate Garraway, Frankie Bridge and Love Island's Georgia Steel are among those rumoured to be joining the series.

Corrie's Kym Marsh and Lucy Fallon have also been linked.

The Chase's Mark Labbett has also claimed that he has been approached by both Strictly and I'm A Celeb.

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