I'm A Celebrity reveals controversial Bachelor star heading into the jungle

The TV personality will be joining the show on Monday night.

Just a few hours after Kerri-Anne Kennerley sensationally quit I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! during Thursday night’s episode, Channel 10 has announced the next famous contestant heading into the jungle.

Rounding out the season nine cast is former International Wallaby and ex-Bachelor Nick ‘The Honey Badger’ Cummins.

Former Bachelor Nick ‘The Honey Badger’ Cummins on I'm A Celebrity.
Former Bachelor Nick ‘The Honey Badger’ Cummins is joining this year’s season of I’m A Celebrity. Photo: Channel 10

Nick, who is well known for his ‘Aussie larrikin’ personality and sense of humour, starred in the sixth season of The Bachelor in 2018 where he famously chose neither Brittany Hockley nor Sophie Tieman in the finale.

He also co-hosted the Netflix series Ultimate Beastmaster alongside Dannii Minogue and was one of the three recruits to pass selection on the first season of SAS Australia in 2020.


Before his string of reality TV appearances, Nick represented Australia in international rugby matches for the Wallabies and the Australian Sevens team. He also played for Coco-Cola Red Sparks in the Japanese Top League and was part of Australia's silver medal-winning team at the Commonwealth Games Sevens in 2010.

Nick gave himself his unique nickname after watching a wildlife documentary and gaining an appreciation of how the honey badger approaches life, which he felt was similar to how he played on the rugby field.

Outside of his professional achievements, Nick welcomed his first child with his girlfriend Alexandra George in October last year - a son named Billy George Cummins.

Nick ‘The Honey Badger’ Cummins and his girlfriend Alex George with their son.
Nick welcomed his first child with his girlfriend Alexandra George in October last year. Photos: Instagram/al_george / nickbadger

Nick is set to enter I’m A Celebrity on Monday night, joining fellow campmates Married At First Sight’s Domenica Calarco, former Home and Away star Debra Lawrance, former Australian Idol judge Ian 'Dicko' Dickson and radio host Woody Whitelaw,

Other stars currently living in the South African jungle include TV presenter Bianca Hunt, Olympic boxer Harry Garside, netballer Liz Ellis, Brownlow Medallist Adam Cooney, celebrity chef Anna Polyviou, Geordie Shore's Nathan Henry and Below Deck star Aesha Scott.

TV royalty Kerri-Anne Kennerley was the first celebrity to quit the show this season following a fiery clash with Domenica during an eating challenge.

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