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Thursday 12th December 2019

Corrie's Andy Whyment 'signs up for I'm A Celebrity'

Producers said to be "chuffed" at bagging soap star for the jungle

Andrew Whyment has signed up for I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here, according to a tabloid report.

The Coronation Street star - who plays Kirk Sutherland in Weatherfield - is reportedly set to enter the jungle in a few weeks and producers are said to be "chuffed" with the new soap signing.

A source is said to have told The Sun: "Producers are really pleased with the line-up so far, with just a couple of faces to unveil.

"There's a chance they'll add a couple more but in previous years they've stuck at ten with one or two to follow.

Andy has been part of Corrie for over a decade (Credit: ITV)

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"They were chuffed to get Andrew as viewers have watched him on Coronation Street for the best part of two decades, yet know nothing about him away from Kirk."

One fan reacted on Facebook: "Brilliant, love him. He will be a great addition."

Brilliant, love him. He will be a great addition.

Another said: "Winner all day long!!"

And a third added: "Backing him all the way."

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Come on England #theashes 🏏😀👍🏻

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A representative for I'm A Celebrity told ED! that the report was just speculation and: "We'll announce our line up for the new series nearer transmission."

However, another Corrie favourite has ruled herself out of the upcoming series - even though she is believed to be leaving the soap soon.

Lucy Fallon, who plays Bethany Platt, told the Daily Star Sunday: "I don't know what I want to do next. I'm keeping my options open."

Other stars tipped to appear on the show include former Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle, ex EastEnders actress Jacqueline Jossa, rugby star James Haskell, footballer Ian Wright and television presenter Kate Garraway.

He was also a regular on The Royle Family (Credit: ITV)

Radio presenter - and son of Spandau Ballet's Martin Kemp - Ronan Kemp is also thought to be in the running to be a contestant, as well as Myles Stephenson from X Factor winners Rak-Su.

- I'm A Celebrity is expected to return to ITV in late November

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