Coronation Street actor Alan Halsall could reportedly bag himself a huge sum of money to appear on this year’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!.
The star, 36, recently admitted on social media that he would love to head Down Under as he believes he would “smash” a stint in the jungle.
And now, an insider has told The Sun that Alan’s comment wouldn’t have “gone unnoticed” by the show’s bosses.
The source told the publication: “Alan couldn’t have made it any clearer that he fancies a spell in the jungle and it won’t have gone unnoticed by the makers of the show.”
According to The Sun, Alan – who is a dad to five-year-old daughter Sienna-Rae – could even demand a six-figure fee to do the show because of his celeb status.
ED! has contacted representatives for I’m A Celebrity for comment.
It comes after Alan expressed his desire to do the show during an Instagram Q&A when a fan asked him who he hopes will enter the jungle this year.
Alan replied: “Me, I would smash it.”
I’m A Celebrity is expected to start sometime next month, however, an exact date has yet to be confirmed.
Alan’s Corrie co-stars Antony Cotton and Jennie McAlpine have both taken part in the show previously, so it’s possible that bosses would love to have another star from the soap.
The new series will see Dec Donnelly have a brand new co-host as Holly Willoughby fills in for Ant McPartlin.
Holly said earlier this year: “I couldn’t be more excited to have been asked to stand alongside Dec for the next jungle adventure. I love Ant and want to send him my best wishes and support for a continued recovery.
“These are big shoes, not to fill, but just to keep warm for a little bit. Honestly, I’m a huge fan of I’m a Celebrity and actually feel like I’ve won a competition to go and hang out on my favourite show.”
She will take her three children – Harry, nine, Belle, seven, and four-year-old Chester – with her to Australia, and recently said how she’d been working with their schools to arrange tutors in Oz.
Dec, meanwhile, has said he’ll miss Ant but is excited about working with Holly.
He said: “I am hugely grateful to Holly for agreeing to accompany me to Australia this year. She was at the top of my list and I’m thrilled she said yes. It will be a different kind of series but we will try our best to ensure it is no less fun and eventful for our loyal viewers.”
But while it’s all change over on the main show, there’s been no alteration to the presenting line-up on the spin-off show, Extra Camp.
Joe Swash, Scarlett Moffatt and Joel Dommett will return as hosts of Extra Camp.
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