I’m A Celebrity Confirm AJ Pritchard Will Appear After Reportedly Testing Positive For Coronavirus

Not long to wait now.

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by Bonnie McLaren |
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Coronavirus might have completely destroyed our summer TV viewing. (Love Island, we're looking at you). But luckily, this autumn, things are starting to get slightly more normal on the small screen. And thankfully - after moving the show from Australia to the UK - I'm A Celebrity is still happening, with the show being filmed at a revamped Gwrych Castle in Wales instead of a soaring hot jungle.

Thankfully, we don't have long to wait. The show is starting this Sunday on November 15, and with the line-up finally confirmed, we're just waiting to see how the celebs are going to enter the jungle - sorry, we mean castle.

Olympic legend Sir Mo Farah has signed on the dotted line to be taking part in the bushtucker trials - or whatever the Welsh alternative will be - along with EastEnders' icon Shane Richie. Also taking part is BBC host Victoria Derbyshire, singer Russell Watson, actress Ruthie Henshall, dancer AJ Pritchard, presenter Vernon Kay, Paralympian Hollie Arnold, Coronation Street actress Beverley Callard, EastEnders' Jessica Plummer and Radio 1's Jordan North.

There were doubts cast over AJ's future in the camp, as he reportedly tested positive for coronavirus - but the show's official Twitter page has now confirmed he will be 'dancing his way into camp'. (It was thought AJ could be replaced by Megan Barton-Hanson's ex singer-songwriter Chelcee Grimes.)

But, most interestingly, what are the stars being paid? Last year Caitlyn Jenner was paid a whopping £500,000 and it was reported that Kate Garraway and Jacqueline Jossa earned around £75,000.

And this year, they're all reported to be earning big bucks too - it's estimated by The Sunthat Sir Mo is on a nice £300,000, with Vernon on half of that at £150,000. Corrie's Bev is thought to be on £125,000, with Russell on a cool £100,000. Jessica, Ruthie and Victoria are estimated to be on £75,000 each - with Hollie and AJ believed to be making £50,000.

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