Eastenders star Cliff Parisi bags a spot on this years Im A Celebrity line-up


THE final star to sign up to the latest series of Im a Celeb is EastEnders star Cliff Parisi.

The actor, 59, who played mechanic Minty Peterson, will enter the jungle later this week.

EastEnders’ Minty Peterson actor Cliff Parisi is the final star to join I’m A Celebrity 2019

The ITV show got underway again on Sunday night and he will be introduced to the camp alongside Coronation Street star Andrew Whyment, 38, who plays Kirk Sutherland.

A show source said: Bosses decided that this years latecomers will be a soap duo.

Cliff was really popular in Enders and hes a big character off-screen too, so they think hell go down really well with viewers.

Cliff left EastEnders in 2010 after eight years and now stars as handyman Fred Buckle in Call The Midwife.

He will fly into Australia in the next few days to meet his campmates, including another former EastEnder Jacqueline Jossa.

Cliff will be introduced to the camp alongside Corrie star Andrew Whyment, 38

Last years late entry was Noel Edmonds but his fee was 600,000 meaning ITV could not afford anyone else to go in with him.

And despite the huge cheque, he only lasted eight days before viewers gave him the boot.

The source said: Producers are hoping Cliff and Andrew will last a bit longer than Noel, even though their fees are a lot smaller.