I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here stars we’ve lost over the years

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Tara Palmer-Tomkinson

Ahead of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! returning for its 2023 series, Express.co.uk has reflected on all of the famous faces who are no longer with us.

Socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson was the runner-up on the very first series of I’m A Celebrity when it launched in 2002.

She missed out on the crown to DJ Tony Blackburn who was the show’s first King of the Jungle.

The television personality, known by her loved ones as TPT, found fame after writing about her party girl lifestyle in The Sunday Times.

In February 2017, Tara was found dead at her London residence at the age of 45.

Her sister later announced a perforated ulcer and peritonitis was the cause of her death.

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The comedian entered the Australian camp for the eleventh series of the ITV reality series.

However, he had to drop out of the show for health reasons on November 15, 2011, and ended up finishing in thirteenth place.

McFly’s bassist Dougie Poynter went on to win that year’s series.

He died in 2019, with his post-mortem showing he died from coronary artery disease.

Eric Bristow

The five-time World Darts Championship winner took part in the 2012 series of I’m A Celeb.

He finished in fourth place overall, with EastEnders’ star Charlie Brooks taking home the crown after winning the hearts of the nation.

Eric was a commentator for darts until 2016 when Sky Sports sacked him over remarks he made about the abuse committed by Barry Bennell, a former football coach.

Eric died in April 2018 after suffering from a heart attack at a Premier League darts event in Liverpool. He was 60 years old when he died.

David Gest

David Gest, who was once married to Hollywood legend Liza Minnelli, became an instant hit when he entered the I’m A Celebrity camp back in 2006.

He even finished second – but there was some uproar after 30,000 text votes in his favour were not counted due to a “glitch”.

Despite the possibility of missing out on the win, David declined a recount of the votes.

A decade later, he appeared on Celebrity Big Brother but had to leave the house after 13 days due to a health issue.

In April 2016, he was found dead, aged 62, in a hotel room having suffered a stroke.

Bobby Ball

Bobby, who was part of the famous comedy duo Cannon and Ball, entered the show in 2005 with Tommy Cannon.

He finished fifth in that series, with Carol Thatcher going on to be crowned Queen of the Jungle.

Bobby made a host of television appearances after leaving the jungle, but he sadly died three years ago of coronavirus-related complications.

I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! airs on Sunday at 9pm on ITV and ITVX.

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