The I’m A Celebrity 2013 line up will be revealed soon, but who’s rumoured to be going into the jungle this year?
A number of names have been linked to the show and here we recap the latest tabloid speculation and internet chit chat over which celebs we can expect to see on I’m A Celeb this year.
TOWIE’s Joey Essex is one of the main stars on this year’s hit list, with reports claiming he’ll be joining the show to launch his own career away from the ITV2 series.
And producers are said to be keen to get his TOWIE costar Sam Faiers on board too, with a source saying: “It’s no secret ITV bosses have approached Joey but now they are hoping they can secure Sam too. They know it would be a massive ratings hit as it would be as gripping for viewers as when they watched Katie Price and Peter Andre fall in love.”
But Joey said recently: “It’s all speculation. People said I was going in Celebrity Big Brother and Dancing on Ice. But I always say no.”
According to the Daily Mirror newspaper, producers for the ITV show are also after former Apprentice winner Stella English after her recent lawsuit with Lord Sugar, as well as Big Brother housemate and Irish model Hazel O’Sullivan.
“Hazel is going to be meeting with the producers of I’m A Celebrity over the next few days and they have made it clear an offer is on the table,” a source told the newspaper. “They are going to happily offer her as much money as is needed to make sure she signs up for the show, they won’t be quibbling over cash.
Former England player Michael Owen has confirmed he’s been offered the chance to appear and said he would be up for it – if the price is right.
“I’ve just been asked to do this year’s I’m A Celebrity. I got offered to do Strictly before but turned it down,” he told the Daily Star newspaper. “If I was ever going to do one it would be the jungle but I would need to be offered a few quid to do it, that’s for sure.”
US reality TV stars Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian are also on a wish list of celebs, if only because they can’t afford Kim Kardashian.
However it could still see ITV shell out its biggest ever fee to get the sisters on board, with a source saying: “I’m A Celebrity… could be set to offer their biggest ever fee to secure the girls.
“In an ideal world they’d love to get Kim in the Aussie jungle but they know that would never happen.
Troubled footballer Paul Gascoigne has also said he would like to enter the I’m A Celebrity jungle this year, having previously turned down offers.
“I would love the challenge,” he said. “I’ve had interviews in the last couple of years.”
More recently, Corrie actor Michael Le Vell has been linked to the show after he was cleared in a controversial sexual assault case.
“He would be rewarded with a six-figure fee which would help him out enormously,” a source told The Sun. “He’s also seen as a great candidate for the show and would be a tremendous asset to it. Those who know him see him as an easy-going lad, one of the boys, and with his love of Australia, he could jump at the chance of joining up.”
Emmerdale actress Lucy Pargeter has also been tipped for the show. Lucy, who plays Chas Dingle in the ITV series, previously confessed she would be up for taking part in I’m A Celeb if she was given the chance.
“I could be a bit of a GI Jane. I’d want to be building and foraging and fishing,” she claimed.
Also suggested for the line up are TOWIE’s Lucy Mecklenburgh, Corrie actor Nina Wadia and most recently Olympic athlete Sally Gunnell.
“Sally is a good sport and a real motivator. She will jolly everyone along when tempers get frayed and food runs out,” a source told the Daily Star tabloid.
Former Strictly Come Dancing dancer Vincent Simone has been approached, and is apparently ‘tempted’ by an offer from ITV, likewise Channel 5 chat show host Matthew Wright is too considering a deal from producers.
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