Now entering its 17th year, Ant and Dec presenting 'I'm a Celebrity, Get me out of here' has become part and parcel of the annual TV schedule. The phenomenally popular show takes up three weeks viewing in November and speculation about who is to be involved starts around October time.

This year is no different and there are some confirmations already and amongst the list are the usual range of sports stars, pop stars, soap stars ex-stars and reality TV wannabes who seem to pop up on every channel.

Sports stars

One of the biggest names rumoured to be in this year is ex-Liverpool and England defender Jamie Carragher.

The football pundit was asked by his agent whether he would consider it but assumed he would be too busy with other commitments. Carragher replied cryptically, " Finally."

Ex-England boss, albeit very briefly, Sam Allardyce may be a long shot, but if he does end up in the jungle hopefully he can last longer than he did in the England hot seat.

Ex-Wimbledon champ Boris Becker. It is thought that Becker has been tempted by a huge six-figure sum and given that he has recently filed for bankruptcy, with debts of around £50 million, he would be foolish to look this particular gift horse in the mouth.

Serial reality TV show star Ben Cohen is rumoured to be taking part and after already appearing in "The Jump" and "Strictly Come Dancing" the ex-rugby star is no stranger to the cameras.

Soap stars

Ex-Corrie star Craig Charles sadly had to leave the jungle prematurely in 2014 after the death of his brother but looks set to return this year for another stab.

Ryan Thomas, also of Corrie, also looks a likely candidate particularly as his brother Adam of Emmerdale fame, did so well last year finishing in third place.

Pop Star

Former Saturdays star, Vanessa White, not to be outdone by colleagues Frankie Bridge and Mollie King who appeared in 'I'm a celebrity' and 'Strictly Come Dancing' respectively looks set to join the group Down Under.

Serial reality TV 'stars'.

Where would any show like 'I'm A Celebrity' be without the seemingly endless stream of 'stars' of shows like 'Love Island', 'Geordie Shore', TOWIE and Made in Chelsea?

This year is no different as rumours abound that Love Island's 'Muggy Mike' Thalassitis and Jonny Mitchell are both rumoured to be taking part.

Sandra Martin, who made her name commenting on TV shows on Gogglebox looks like she may have signed up to actually appear in one.

Ant and Dec are back

After his scare during the summer when he had to be treated for his addiction to painkillers it looks like Ant And Dec will be reunited as TV's most successful double act ever. They take the reins once more in Australia in their inimitable style for three weeks from early November.

It is safe to say that over the coming weeks things will become clearer as to who is taking part, but with the marvellous Geordie duo back together it will be another memorable and hilarious few weeks.