Club owner and DJ Fran Cosgrove from Dublin is among the 10 celebrities going into the jungle for the next instalment of ‘I’m a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!’.
The line-up also includes Antonio Fargas (Huggy Bear in Starsky and Hutch), former East 17 bad boy Brian Harvey and underwear model Nancy Sorrell.
Journalist Janet Street-Porter, former royal butler Paul Burrell and ex-All Saint Natalie Appleton are all on board.
Three Degrees singer Sheila Ferguson, model and reformed drug addict Sophie Anderton and comedian Joe Pasquale are also going Down Under.
Bookmakers make former Gossard model Anderton, comic Vic Reeves’s wife Sorrell and Appleton 5/1 joint favourites to win.
William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams said: “It looks a far more open contest this time, you just cannot be sure how the celebs are going to react to the rigours of the jungle.
“But as soon as it was rumoured that Paul Burrell was one of the contestants, we started to get inquiries – love him or hate him he is bound to be one of the most controversial figures.”
The odds are: Harvey and Burrell 7/1, Street-Porter 8/1, Cosgrove, Pasquale, Fargas 10/1 and Ferguson 12/1.
Series four of “I’m A Celebrity ...” begins on Monday on ITV.
Fran Cosgrove profile:
Celebrity supporters: Kelli from Liberty X, Natasha from Atomic Kitten, Callum Best, Brian McFadden, Westlife
Fears and phobias: None
Special skills: Strength, protecting the others and surviving without food
Fran, from Dublin, is a club owner and DJ whose ex-partners include Natasha from Atomic Kitten and glamour model Jodie Marsh.
He said: “I decided to do it because I have shied away from stuff like this, TV and interviews, before.
“And there is an idea that is out there about who I am and it’s really wrong. It’s really misleading and it’s not who I am.”
He said: “I am very, very single and I haven’t had sex for three months,” but added that he was not looking for love in the jungle.
Fran said: “People slagging me and slating me has actually made me stronger in a way.
“The way I’m looking at this is I’m going to have a good time, I’m going to enjoy myself. I haven’t got any plans or an agenda, I haven’t got any strategies and I’m not even going to bother to look into that side of things.”