I'm A Celebrity: EastEnders star Cliff Parisi and Coronation Street's Andrew Whyment CONFIRMED as next stars to enter the jungle as the soap duo pose with furry creatures ahead of arrival

EastEnders star Cliff Parisi and Coronation Street's Andrew Whyment are the next camp mates to be heading into the I'm A Celebrity jungle this week.

Following the arrival of 10 celebrity contestants on Sunday evening's episode of the show, the soap duo will be following in their footsteps and arriving on X.

Ahead of their entrance, Cliff and Andrew posed for an adorable outback photo shoot with a koala, kangaroo and an emu.

New camp mate! EastEnders star Cliff Parisi and Coronation Street's Andrew Whyment are the next camp mates to be heading into the I'm A Celebrity jungle this week

New camp mate! EastEnders star Cliff Parisi and Coronation Street's Andrew Whyment are the next camp mates to be heading into the I'm A Celebrity jungle this week

It was rumoured earlier this week that actor Cliff, 59, would be the next contestant to enter the jungle alongside Andrew, 38, in the coming days.

Cliff is well known for playing lovable mechanic Rick 'Minty' Peterson in the BBC soap for eight years.

While he's also starred as Fred Buckle in Call The Midwife since 2012.

Meanwhile, Andy, who plays Kirk Sutherland in Corrie, has long been heavily tipped to join the show.

Beaming: Ahead of their entrance, Cliff and Andrew posed for an adorable outback photo shoot with a koala, kangaroo and an emu

Beaming: Ahead of their entrance, Cliff and Andrew posed for an adorable outback photo shoot with a koala, kangaroo and an emu

He's going in! It was rumoured earlier this week that actor Cliff, 59, would be the next contestant to enter the jungle
Exciting: He is expected to arrive in the camp later this week

He's going in! It was rumoured earlier this week that actor Cliff, 59, (pictured) would be the next contestant to enter the jungle alongside Andrew, 38, in the coming days

A source told The Mirror: 'With Cliff and Andy we have got too big soap names joining the jungle and they'll be a lot of fun

'Cliff is the final piece in the puzzle and comes from two massive BBC shows. It will be interesting to see if he sees the funny side of things when he has been in there a while and the hunger and tiredness kicks in.' 

Days ago fans were left baffled as Andy was spotted Christmas shopping in Warrington, just as the other celebrities were landing in Australia for the show.

Hot favourite: Meanwhile, Andy, who plays Kirk Sutherland in Corrie, has long been heavily tipped to join the show

Hot favourite: Meanwhile, Andy, who plays Kirk Sutherland in Corrie, has long been heavily tipped to join the show

Hilarious: Andrew joined the cast of Corrie in 2000, and has left viewers in hysterics as she comedic character Kirk

Hilarious: Andrew joined the cast of Corrie in 2000, and has left viewers in hysterics as she comedic character Kirk

Many were left questioning why he was still in the UK just days before I'm A Celebrity was due to start.

However, it's since been confirmed that he'll join the show as a late comer, with himself and Cliff completing the line-up. 

This year's I'm A Celebrity camp mates include Caitlyn Jenner, 70; Ian Wright, 56; Jacqueline Jossa, 27; Nadine Coyle, 34; Roman Kemp, 26; Andrew Maxwell, 44; Myles Stephenson, 28; Adele Roberts, 40; Kate Garraway, 52, and James Haskell, 34.

Reality star Caitylin Jenner was reportedly paid a whopping £500,000 to appear in this year's show, making her one of ITV's biggest signings ever. 

Well-loved: Cliff is well known for playing lovable mechanic Rick 'Minty' Peterson in the BBC soap for eight years

Well-loved: Cliff is well known for playing lovable mechanic Rick 'Minty' Peterson in the BBC soap for eight years

Former star: His last appearance as Minty (pictured right) came in 2010, after his character was axed from the soap

Former star: His last appearance as Minty (pictured right) came in 2010, after his character was axed from the soap 

Fun-filled: A source told The Mirror: 'With Cliff and Andy we have got too big soap names joining the jungle and they'll be a lot of fun'

Fun-filled: A source told The Mirror: 'With Cliff and Andy we have got too big soap names joining the jungle and they'll be a lot of fun'

A source told The Sun: 'She's such a huge name and a great get for producers.

'ITV think she is one of their best ever signings. It's a real bolt from the blue. They've asked her every year for a long time, but she finally felt the time was right.'

However, she has certainly proved to be worth the money as fans have already tipped her to be crowned the winner after a successful debut on the ITV show.

Taking to Twitter on Sunday amid the jungle antics, viewers hailed the 70-year-old reality star a 'legend' after she fearlessly jumped out of a plain and didn't flinch when faced with a huge spider. 

Previous role: While he's also starred as Fred Buckle in Call The Midwife since 2012

Previous role: While he's also starred as Fred Buckle in Call The Midwife since 2012

Big name: 'Cliff is the final piece in the puzzle and comes from two massive BBC shows. It will be interesting to see if he sees the funny side of things when he has been in there a while and the hunger and tiredness kicks in'

Big name: 'Cliff is the final piece in the puzzle and comes from two massive BBC shows. It will be interesting to see if he sees the funny side of things when he has been in there a while and the hunger and tiredness kicks in'

I'm A Celebrity: EastEnders' Cliff Parisi and Coronation Street's Andrew Whyment to enter the jungle

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