EastEnders Minty star Cliff Parisi confirmed as secret I’m A Celeb cast member

I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! fans are set for a blast from the past when former EastEnders star Cliff Parisi joins the camp in the next few days.

The actor is best known for playing Minty in EastEnders, though also appeared in Call the Midwife as handyman Fred Buckle.

The 59-year-old is set to join the reality show at the end of the week alongside fellow soap star Andrew Whyment.

The Coronation Street actor was rumoured to be one of the first initial camp mates, however will now enter with Cliff next week.

An ITV source told The Mirror: "With Cliff and Andy we have got too big soap names joining the jungle and they'll be a lot of fun.

"Cliff is the final piece in the puzzle and comes from two massive BBC shows. It will be interesting to see if he sees the funny side of things when he has been in there a while and the hunger and tiredness kicks in."

The actor has been married to BBC production assistant Tara Wyer since 2010, and they have one child together.

However Cliff also has three children from previous relationships.

The British star has appeared in countless shows over the years as well as EastEnders, as Richard "Minty" Peterson.

He's also starred in The Bill, Hollyoaks, Casualty, Outnumbered and Plebs, to name just a few.

But how will he get on in the jungle?

He and Andrew will join Kate Garraway, Caitlyn Jenner, James Haskell, Jacqueline Jossa, Adele Roberts, Nadine Coyle, Myles Stephenson, Roman Kemp, Andrew Maxwell and Ian Wright in camp.

I'm A Celeb continues nightly at 9pm on ITV

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