Roseanne actor among contestants revealed by Ten for I’m a Celebrity cast

Network Ten’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here kicked off tonight with contestants including talkback host and The Project regular Steve Price, former Olympic swimmer Lisa Curry and Roseanne star Tom Arnold all heading into the jungle.

Retired Collingwood football player Dane Swan, Neighbours star and The Rogue Traders lead singer Natalie Bassingthwaighte, comedian Nazeem Hussain, Miss Universe Australia 2014 Tegan Martin entered the jungle by skydiving from a plane along with Arnold.

The five were followed into the jungle by Price, Curry, My Kitchen Rules star and Dancing with the Stars’ Ash Pollard, actor Jay Laga’aia and Australian Idol winner Casey Donovan.

The five were flown into the jungle in a helicopter and were lowered mid-flight from the helicopter onto a rock and were required to zipline from the rock to the jungle floor.

Fairfax Media’s Sydney Morning Herald accidentally sent the list of the cast live early this morning and while it was quickly pulled down according to TV Tonight the story’s accompanying photo appeared to show former Roesanne actor Tom Arnold in the African jungle.

Last year AFL player Brendan Fevola  was crowned king of the jungle with 1.1m metro viewers tuning in for the winner announcement and an average of 727,000 viewers tuning in for the full finale episode

Two more celebrities will be unveiled on Monday evening.

The 12 are battling for the next six weeks to avoid being voted out by the public and win $100,000 for their chosen charities.

The contestants:

Ash Pollard: Over the past two years, Ash has become known as one of Australia’s most infamous foodies. Originally hailing from Tasmania, she first came to the nation’s attention, alongside her friend Camilla, as a snobbish Melbournite on My Kitchen Rules.

Casey Donovan: She is best known to Australian audiences as the winner of the second season of TEN’s Australian Idol. Since winning the iconic singing competition, Casey has gone on to forge an ARIA chart-topping singing career as well as a successful stage career, performing in hit musicals such as We Will Rock You.

Dane Swan: Dane is a much-loved former AFL superstar who played his entire career with Collingwood Football Club. A Brownlow Medallist and premiership player forced out of the game by injury, Swan is known for his tell-it-like-it-is attitude and his extensive tattoo work.

Jay Laga’aia: Well-versed in singing and acting, Jay is one of Australia’s most recognised entertainers. Best known in film for his roles in Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones and Star Wars III: Revenge of The Sith, Jay has also had an extensive television career that has included roles on Water Rats, Home And Away and the iconic children’s program, Play School.

Lisa Curry: Lisa made waves in the pool for Australia in a career that spanned over 23 years. A competitor in three Olympic Games, three Commonwealth Games and two World Championships, Lisa went on to a successful career in the media and as a public speaker.

Natalie Bassingthwaighte: Actress, presenter, musician and author, Natalie made her mark on Australian television as Izzy on Network Ten’s iconic series, Neighbours. She also established herself as an outstanding host and judge on TEN’s So You Think You Can Dance Australia and The X Factor. Musically, Natalie had chart-topping success with her band The Rogue Traders before she embarked on a successful solo career.

Nazeem Hussain: Nazeem is a popular television, radio and stand-up personality, best known for his work on the SBS television series, Legally Brown. Nazeem has also toured the world as a stand-up comedian, appearing at iconic international festivals such as The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Steve Price: As a well-known conservative radio shock jock and television personality, Steve Price had never shied away from sharing his opinion. With a career that has spanned over 30 years, Steve currently appears on TEN’s The Project and broadcasts for Sydney talk-back radio station, 2GB.

Tegan Martin: Australian beauty queen Tegan took out the title of Miss Universe Australia in 2014. Tegan went on to secure eighth place when she represented Australia in the global competition. Since then, Tegan has appeared on Celebrity Apprentice and established a program that helps young women work on self-confidence.

Tom Arnold: Best known to Australian audiences for his comedic roles in family sitcom Roseanne and blockbuster films such as True Lies and Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Tom has worked in the entertainment industry for over 30 years. Starting out in stand-up comedy, Tom has since gone on to act, write and produce for television and has recently started broadcasting his own podcast, Tom Arnold. 100% Honest. Pretty Much…


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