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How I’m A Celebrity’s cast secretly already know each other – from Victoria bossing Jordan to Vernon at Dec’s wedding

I'M A Celebrity's cast secretly know each other - and some even go way back.

There's no doubt they are all casual acquaintances who've rubbed shoulders on the red carpet, but other stars have stronger ties and have formed firm friendships outside of Gwrych castle.

The showbiz world can be pretty small, and it turns out some of the 2020 crop worked together and are even in each others' social circles.

Vernon Kay is pretty good friends with Declan Donnelly, so much so that he was invited to the I'm A Celeb presenter's wedding to Ali Astall back in 2015.

Meanwhile, Victoria Derbyshire and Jordan North immediately recognised one another in the camp and they couldn't hide the fact because she had once been his boss.

Victoria revealed to their other campmates that she used to order a young Jordan around at BBC Radio 5 when he was a budding producer working as an office runner.

Jordan would have been dashing here and there on Victoria's orders, making her cups of tea and the like - which is a far cry from where he is now after being voted Camp Leader.

But they're not the only castle residents to have an epic link.

Showbiz veterans Beverley Callard and Shane Richie delighted soap fans in 2010 when Bev ventured all the way down south to London, where she made an appearance in EastEnders for Comic Relief.

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Beverley's character Liz McDonald met up with Alfie Moon (Shane Richie) and Kat Slater for a right old knees up in the Queen Vic.

It has even been written in EastEnders lore that Liz is actually Kat Slater's mum, after it was heavily implied in the sketch for Comic Relief.

That makes Beverley and Shane practically faaaamily.

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