I'm A Celebrity Get me out of here...I’m A Celebrity 2014 .. JUNGLE STARS! (written 14th November 2014)
From Lynne Ewart.
As another batch of plucky celebrities land in the Australian rainforest, over the next three weeks there will be tears and tantrums and bugs and triumphs, that’s for sure, and it looks like there will be some kind of drama affecting the show within a couple of days..(STOP PRESS 23rd Nov 2014 update: that was an understatement with first GEMMA leaving and then poor CRAIG having to leave due to a sad bereavement, Condolences to him and his family)
Here’s a look at what the stars say about the contenders for that leafy crown! stop press Newcomer: JAKE QUICKENDEN is another VIRGO like Tinchy, but he has a playful Moon in Gemini alongside Jupiter, so he is an altogether more social creature. Kendra has Sun in Gemini so they can gravitate, although that Sun/Moon link doesn't necessarily mean passion, more that they are drawn together and feel easily connected. NADIA and JAKE have more going on. MEL and JAKE could be slow secret burners..and although he refers to EDWINA as "smokin".. he's having a giggle.. is all..JAKE is a born communicator, someone who needs to chat and get along with people. Generous spirited, so he should do well.
KENDRA WILKINSON is GEMINI , like as Katie Price, who did well in the jungle., although Kendra is more obviously upfront and assertive with her Moon in Aries. Her love life seems to have been unsettled of late. Gemini can be filled with nervous tension, yet has an inner spine of steel. Jungle life is made easier by the Gemini tendency not to dwell on things but instead to live in the moment and deal with it as it comes. They are also genuinely fascinated by people and make astute observations so she will survive fairly well. She could be drawn to Tinchy ..and to Vicki although there could be sparks with Nadia as they’ll get fired up at the same times, sharing an Aries Moon. Carl will intrigue her, with his love of speed.
GEMMA COLLINS is AQUARIUS like Allison Hammond and past winner Tony Blackburn.. the thing with Aquarius is they need space to go think.. and then they come back and sparkle. They are ruled by Uranus, planet of electricity so they can tend to switch “on” or “off”. They always work for the group’s benefit, but often have some strange fears they don’t like you to know about. Despite how things initially look, Gemma is a grafter, and would work harder in a combined camp, preferring to be assigned a role, with her Moon in careful Capricorn. Claustrophobia can be an issue. She could gravitate to Mel and have mixed feelings about Kendra. She might be slightly ill at ease around Nadia initially.. yet Nadia might in some way be a rock for her STOP PRESS those fears got the better of her. I am not totally sure about her birth data, as I'd have expected more stoicism from the chart I was looking at here, although I don't have times of birth for anyone, which would help, and may in her case reveal a Pluto transit over her Moon, which would mean she seriously felt she was dying, and the panic attacks would be so deep she couldn't handle them so well.. she was allegedly involved in something difficult and dark with an ex before she travelled out,so she just wasn't in the place she needed to be emotionally to do this. .
MICHAEL BUERK is another AQUARIUS, an observer of humanity and someone whose news reports have stirred many to be humanitarians, but in the jungle he may feel strangely alone, or perhaps he just needs to be alone to commune with nature. As Aquarians age, they become more philosophical and he may be outspoken at times, but he will also try to see the other person’s viewpoint. A Virgo Moon means he prefers to be busy, being of service . I could see him initially getting on well with Mel, but her then drawing back. Also Tinchy could connect with Michael in one of those unexpected friendships, thanks to Tinchy having his Moon in Aquarius. Jimmy will either be a pal or a thorn in his side. I don’t think he’ll want to align with Vicki to be the “mummy and daddy” of the group, though, even if initially things look that way.
MEL SYKES is a LEO and she wants to have fun, to enjoy life to the full and to be free of what’s dogged her footsteps for the last couple of years, as Saturn has been hard hitting on every area of her life. Leos draw a lot of attention one way or another, and can be complete drama queens or amazingly courageous. Often both. She’s in a place right now that may feel both hopeful and vulnerable, but as this jungle experience unfolds, she will emerge in far better shape, mentally and emotionally stronger. She’ll get along well with everyone most of the time, thanks to her very fair minded Libra Moon but there’s a bit of a clash possible at times with Nadia, as they may misinterpret or misunderstand each other, yet in time they may find they have similarities. Mel and Jimmy have a bit of a rapport.
CRAIG CHARLES and CARL FOGARTY are born under home loving CANCER and they also each have their Moons in proud, drama finding Leo. These people need food as comfort and also as a source of drama, so they will fire themselves up for any challenge although CRAIG doesn’t have that competitive steel that CARL has, so the trials are not so simple for him.
CRAIG CHARLES might have moments where his CANCERIAN sensitivity soars and he clashes with folk then regrets it, and he could be more emotional than he wants to be in the jungle, even though he thinks he’s tough enough to do this. He will be very real though, and for that reason will be getting more footage at times than the glamour brigade! He could have a bit of an on/off bond with Vicki, and may feel attuned with Tinchy and possibly with Nadia , but it’s the relationships with Carl and Jimmy that I’ll be interested in observing, as they have most sparks, which could be great for friendships, but Carl is a fellow crab.. y’know.. and they often nip each other too, especially over food issues!
CARL FOGARTY will have a strength that makes others feel they can depend on him even if they don’t always get to see beneath the lid of his CANCERIAN crabshell. He will be drawn to Jimmy as a campfire companion, and probably to Kendra as some eye candy. Vicki and he could have a surprising understanding flowing between them, too, as Sagittarius and Cancer often do, as Cancer appreciates the honest of a Sagittarius, even if it’s a tad tactless at times, they tend to encourage each other to keep going.
TINCHY STRYDER IS VIRGO, like past winner Kerry Katona. He has a firm grip on his own reality, so he’s not going to be too fazed by the tricks the production team pull on the show, although Virgoans do tend to overthink and can over talk when nervous or else completely withdraw. Tinchy is about to launch a new chapter in his life, according to the cosmos, to this experience will serve as a line being drawn in the sand between “then and now”. He could get along well with Jimmy and with Nadia and Vicki. Kendra could both intrigue and confuse him. Gemma will feel like a sister to him, and Michael will also find a quiet rapport. Tinchy could do well.
VICKI MICHELLE is a sunny Sagittarius, like past winner Christopher Biggins and they love to travel and to have adventures, and they so often welcome a chance to push themselves to do things they aren’t too sure of. Sagittarius is great fun as a rule, and loves to make others smile. Vicki may struggle a bit to be honest, with her gentle Pisces Moon, but she’s kind and her spirit is strong, and her intention is to immerse herself fully into this experience and to learn all she can from it. I think Craig will feel comfortable with her, as will Nadia, but there’s potential for a wall between her and Tinchy, with a planet link that suggests they could learn from each other. I don’t really see her clashing badly with anyone, but Sagittarians do have a habit of telling like it is, so watch this space!
JIMMY BULLARD is a LIBRA with his Moon in Cancer, so his comfort is in food and family and for that reason he will want to bond well with folk, so achieve the best he can as a team. Many Librans have issues with heights, and his hunger may not comfortably extend to bush tucker, but he is by nature someone who sets out to get a good result, so he will give it his best shot. There was a solar eclipse on his birthday, so he’s on a new life path now and he will be signing contracts for 2015 that could be just what he is setting out to achieve. He fully intends to shine here. Mel will “get” him, and he’ll appreciate that. He’ll spend time gravitating to Carl, too.
NADIA FORDE is a TAURUS, like previous contestant Nadine Dorries . Nadia seems best known for having “dated” Rory McIlroy, and with a feisty Aries Moon, she may clash with Kendra and also with Gemma, but there will always be an inclination to get any differences ironed out . Taurus is not for quitting or turning, so there can be stubborn moments. She won’t be lacking in courage though, so whatever her doubts and fears are, she will do her best with the challenges, not so much for the team as for herself.
Latecomer EDWINA CURRIE is LIBRA with a Taurus Moon opposing four Scorpio planets..a stubborn mix indeed. Food and physical comforts mean a lot to her. She's a mixture of problem solver and she devil, but she isn't a quitter. I've met her and it'll be interesting to see her in the jungle. She will make good viewing.
JAKE QUICKENDEN is another VIRGO like Tinchy, but he has a playful Moon in Gemini alongside Jupiter, so he is an altogether more social creature. Kendra has Sun in Gemini so they can gravitate, although that Sun/Moon link doesn't necessarily mean passion, more that they are drawn together and feel easily connected. NADIA and JAKE have more going on. MEL and JAKE could be slow secret burners..and although he refers to EDWINA as "smokin".. he's having a giggle.. is all..JAKE is a born communicator, someone who needs to chat and get along with people. Generous spirited, so he should do well.