This year’s campmates suffered a huge blow when YouTube sensation Jack, 22, was removed from the jungle for external allegations made against him, which included delivering a string of “racist” and “homophobic” tweets.
Amid the uproar, fans were eager to know who would replace him on the ITV show, as rumours abounded of potential replacements.
Betting agency William Hill originally put 2/1 odds that former England football manager Sam Allardyce would be entering the set, following long-running rumours.
It was previously reported that Sam, 63, had been offered a meaty six-figure sum to go on the show.
Could the deal still be on? And will he be about to make a hasty swap with the young vlogger?
Amir Khan might not be the only boxer to star, as Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora were also speculated to take part in September.
Love Island winners Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies have also been tipped to continue their reality TV career on ITV, as a double entry for the popular couple could really put their relationship to the test.
The pair already took home a respectable £50,000 cash prize after finding love on the saucy series, so perhaps TV staple Calum Best would be a more likely bet.
Over the past year, the 35-year-old son of late footballer George Best has made the rounds on the reality circuit, starring on Celebrity Love Island, Celerity Big Brother and Come Dine With Me, so it makes sense that jungle madness could be his next step.
Other possibilities include former Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding, 36, and EastEnders actor Danny Dyer, 40.
A spokesperson for Jack confirmed he’s left the show, before explaining the controversial decision.
“In the last few days Jack Maynard has been the subject of a succession of media stories which, given his position as a contestant on ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’ – filmed in the Australian jungle, with no contact with the outside world, he has been unable to respond to,” they said.
“Since it is only fair that everyone should be aware of any allegations made against them and should also have the right to defend themselves, it was agreed that it would be better to bring him out of the show.
“Jack agrees with this decision which was made by his representatives and ITV and thanks everyone who has supported him in the show this far.”