Noel Edmonds has officially been announced as an I’m A Celebrity contestant.
The 69-year-old former host of Deal Or No Deal and Noel’s House Party will enter the Australian jungle to join stars including football manager Harry Redknapp, quiz expert Anne Hegerty and actress Emily Atack.
Noel’s arrival had been rumoured and was confirmed by the official I’m A Celebrity Twitter account on Tuesday.
— I’m A Celebrity… (@imacelebrity) 21 November 2018
The tweet said: “Time to really get this party started! Noel Edmonds is coming to the Jungle!”
The post, which described Noel as a “TV legend”, listed his phobias as heights and confined spaces.
It did not say when he would be entering the jungle.
Noel will be one of the biggest names on the ITV show, fronted by Declan Donnelly and this year Holly Willoughby.
In 2016, he came under fire after claiming that an electromagnetic pulse machine, EMPpad, “tackles cancer”.
In 2017, Noel said he came close to taking his own life after falling victim to financial fraud.
Other celebrities taking part this year include DIY SOS host Nick Knowles, pop stars James McVey of The Vamps and Fleur East, former EastEnders star Rita Simons, Coronation Street actress Sair Khan and Hollyoaks actor Malique Thompson-Dwyer.
Earlier this month, Noel’s ex revealed his fear of water could be his “downfall” on the show.
Marjan Simmons – who he dated for a year in 2005 – insisted he’ll attempt any challenge he’s asked to, but she’s not sure he’ll cope too well with certain tasks.
She told the Mirror: “He hates [water]. So I am not sure how he’ll cope during some of the trials.
“We once went snorkelling in the Maldives on a romantic break. We’d been in the water five minutes and he started to freak and wanted to get out.
“Maybe that’s what will be his downfall on I’m A Celeb. But he’s someone who doesn’t give up.”
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