Hollyoaks star Jennifer Metcalfe ‘in talks for I’m A Celebrity 2019’

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Hollyoaks favourite Jennifer Metcalfe is said to be in talks to appear in the new 19th series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here.

Jennifer, 36, has reportedly been at the top of TV bosses’ lists ‘for months’.

Jennifer is set to put pen to paper (Credit: Martin Evans /

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The Sun reports that Jennifer, who plays Mercedes McQueen in the soap, has yet to put pen to paper but is ‘poised to sign a contract’.

The paper’s website quotes a source as saying: “Jen is perfect for the jungle, she’s really funny and attractive and she loves a challenge.

“She hasn’t signed yet but bosses are really keen to get her on the show. She’s been into ITV for meetings.”

Mercedes is set for a dramatic storyline (Credit: Channel 4)

It was recently revealed that Jennifer’s character, Mercedes, will be involved in a dramatic storyline this autumn.

She’s going to be shot in the Hollyoaks, show bosses have confirmed.

Scheming Mercedes’ chickens are going to come home to roost when her year of bad decisions comes back to haunt her.

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Earlier today, I’m A Celeb hosts Dec Donnelly and Ant McPartlin shared a selfie from ITV production offices during a planning meeting for the new series.

The pair shared the snap, which showed them with excited expressions in front of screens and laptops with the I’m a Celeb logo on.

They captioned the image: “At @itv having meeting about @imacelebrity. Finding out what’s in store and this years celebs….”

They followed it with a raised-eyebrow emoji and two zipped-mouths emojis.

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