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EastEnders star Rita Simons ‘confirmed’ for I’m A Celebrity 2018!

The actress would be an amazing addition to the line-up

This year’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here is looking better and better – especially now Rita Simons is reportedly heading for the jungle!

The TV star, who is best known for playing Roxy Mitchell on EastEnders, is said to be on her way to Australia as part of the reality show, which starts at 9pm on November 18.

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Rita recently unveiled a new look on Instagram (credit: rita_simonsofficial Instagram)

Rita, 41, was on the BBC soap for ten years, until she and Samantha Womack, who played her sister, were dramatically killed off in 2017.

This summer, Rita – who is the niece of Lord Alan Sugar – admitted she was still upset about it, explaining: “I wish they hadn’t killed us off. I don’t feel bitter but I haven’t quite made peace with the fact we are dead.

“Both Sam and I were gutted. That decision was made by one person and we had no choice in the matter.”

Rita was on EastEnders from 2007 (credit: BBC)

She’s recently been starring as Paulette in Legally Blonde the Musical as it toured the UK.

Fans were thrilled with the news about I’m A Celeb, taking to social media to comment: “Rita Simons is winning I’m A Celeb, okay x.” Another added: “It gets a thumbs up from me now that Rita Simons is in the mix. #ImACeleb.”

A third even tweeted @ a gambling company, writing: “@LadbrokesCare can I have a price on Rita Simons winning I’m a Celebrity?”

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Insiders tell The Sun the actress is one of nine celebrities ‘confirmed’ to be entering the jungle.

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As well as Rita, we could be seeing a football manager and a few other soap stars (Credit: ITV)

It’s reported Rita will be joined by football manager Harry Redknapp; X Factor star Fleur East; DIY SOS presenter Nick Knowles; The Inbetweeners star Emily Atack; The Vamps singer James McVey; The Chase’s Anne Hegerty; Coronation Street star Sair Khan; and Hollyoaks actor Malique Thompson-Dwyer.

Another new face joining the show this year comes in the lovely form of Holly Willoughby.

Holly is presenting alongside Dec (credit: ITV)

The mum-of-three has taken some time off her This Morning job to join Declan Donnelly as an interim presenter covering Ant McPartlin.

But she’s admitted to being pretty worried about filling those big shoes.

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Toff was crowned by previous winner Scarlett Moffatt (credit: ITV)

Last year, Made in Chelsea’s Georgia ‘Toff’ Toffolo was crowned queen of the jungle.

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This year’s line-up looks amazing. And we can’t wait to see how Rita gets on with all those bugs…

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