I’m A Celebrity 2020: Are there any vegan contestants this year?
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: AJ Pritchard and Curtis Pritchard attend BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards 2019 on November 24, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jo Hale/Redferns)

I’m A Celebrity 2020: Are there any vegan contestants this year?

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! is back for 2020 and the line-up has been announced – but are any of the contestants vegan?

The subject of veganism often crops up each year as I’m A Celebrity is renowned for its gruesome eating trials.

Ant and Dec have even been roped into a Bushtucker Trial after 20 series of hosting the show in 2020 – the presenting duo are likely to feel more for the celebrities than ever before this series!

So, let’s delve into this year’s contestants’ dietary requirements!

Screenshot: Ant and Dec I’m A Celebrity 2020 – ITV

Who’s in the I’m A Celebrity Castle?

Following suit with everything that’s gone on so far this year, there’s a lot to take in with ITV’s I’m A Celebrity, too. The most obvious change to the show is the fact that it’s been moved from scorching Australia to drizzly Wales.

The Jungle Camp has now become the I’m A Celeb castle, and up for the challenge of roughing it in Gwrych Castle in Abergele, are the following celebrities.

  • TV Presenter – Vernon Kay
  • Broadcaster & Journalist– Victoria Derbyshire
  • Star of Stage & Screen – Shane Richie
  • Paralympic Gold Medallist – Hollie Arnold MBE
  • Radio 1 DJ – Jordan North
  • Coronation Street actress – Beverley Callard
  • Ballroom Dancer – AJ Pritchard
  • Author & Podcaster – Giovanna Fletcher
  • Olympic Legend – Sir Mo Farah CBE
  • Soap Star – Jessica Plummer

I’m A Celeb 2020: Vegan contestants

Of all the contestants, it seems that AJ Pritchard is the only one who opts for a vegan diet. He’s done so since October 2019 as reported by The Express.

By the looks of Twitter, Radio 1 DJ Jordan North gave Veganuary a go this year. However, he can’t have continued it afterwards as Jordan can be spied eating a McDonald’s burger on Instagram.

Although journalist Victoria Derbyshire has interviewed a fair few people in her time concerning veganism, it doesn’t seem as though she is one herself.

Sir Mo Farah may be recognised from Quorn adverts but it turns out that he’s neither vegan nor vegetarian!

The list of ‘meat-eaters’ could include Shane Richie, Vernon Kay, Hollie Arnold, Beverley Callard, Giovanna Fletcher, Sir Mo Farah, Victoria Derbyshire, Jordan North and Jessica Plummer. However, Jessica did remark that the camp food of rice and beans was vegan, so she may opt for a plant-based diet.

Will there be Bushtucker Trials in series 20?

Bushtucker Trials are now known as Dungeon Trials in the 2020 series.

What exactly the contestants will be eating, we’re yet to find out! But, let’s hope there are some vegan options for AJ.

Eating trials aside, the campmates are set to have to survive on 600 calories a day. Speaking to ITV about his kitchen skills, Shane Richie said: “I am all over poached eggs – but I can’t cook otherwise!

Mo Farah said he’d be happy to eat rice and beans for weeks or months, while Eastenders’ Jessica Plummer was accepting of the ration-style food stating that it’s “vegan” and “healthy“.



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