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'I'm a Celebrity' lineup: A hit or a miss?

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So the rumours of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Bradley Wiggins and Grace Jones taking part in this year's I'm a Celebrity turned out to be nothing more than wishful thinking.

Instead, we've got the usual mix of washed-up actors, reality TV nobodies, ex-soap stars, a couple of women who will look nice in a bikini and Colin Baker.

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But moaning about the quality of celebrities going into the jungle is like complaining about X Factor being a fix. We all do it every year, but then we still tune in and come back for more. Most of the time, it's the oddballs and Z-listers that provide the most compulsive viewing anyway. Just look at Paul Burrell, Gillian McKeith and Kim Woodburn.

And to be fair, this year's bill is one of the first where we haven't had to Google any of the names to find out what it is that they do (Aggro Santos, anyone?).

David Haye could be an explosive character if he gets rubbed up the wrong way, Nadine Dorries will surely be this year's Gillian McKeith, while Helen Flanagan doesn't strike us as a shy and retiring wallflower.

Ashley Roberts and Hugo Taylor provide something easy on the eye for both sexes and Brian Conley, the aforementioned Baker and Linda Robson tick the senior campers' box and should provide a few laughs.

With only 10 celebrities going in at the start, there's plenty of room for a couple more gems to join the party later on as well.

Perhaps Bradley, Dwayne and Grace may be on the plane to Australia after all. Or possibly it's just someone who couldn't get out of panto rehearsals to go in during week one. We're guessing it's the latter.

What do you think of this year's lineup? Share your verdict below!

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