I'm a Celebrity announces that Russell Watson and Ruthie Henshall are set to enter the castle

Elena Chabo
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Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

From Good Housekeeping

I'm a Celebrity 2020 is just getting started at the historic Gwrych Castle, Abergele in North Wales and now two additions to the celebrity line up have been announced. West End star Ruthie Henshall and classical singer Russell Watson are set to enter the castle.

Olivier Award winning Ruthie Henshall (Cats, Chicago, Billy Elliot), says she's looking forward to a change of pace after decades on the stage, telling ITV: "I am really looking forward to going in. I have been doing the same thing, which I adore, for 35 years and now I want to shake my life up a bit!

"I have also got two teenagers and I can’t wait to get away from them! What’s worse – living with two teenagers or going in a castle – thank you very much, I will take the castle!"

Ruthie, ex-girlfriend and close friend of Prince Edward, revealed that I'm a Celebrity Alumni John Barrowman persuaded her to do the show, saying: "John was the one who told me I should go in, and so he is to blame whether it is good or bad!"

World-renowned tenor Russell Watson lists darkness, claustrophobia, insects, heights, bad gag reflex as his fears so is likely to struggle with the challenges. The musician said of his new living arrangements:"I have performed at a few castles but I have never lived in one."

He hopes to break down a stereotype while on the show, explaining: "I think people often view classical singers as being a bit snooty, posh and unapproachable, and I think I will 100 per cent dispel that myth very quickly!"

Good luck to them both!

Watch I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here at 9.00pm on ITV Daily.

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