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X Factor star Fleur East ‘in advanced talks to join I’m A Celebrity’

The show returns later this year

X Factor finalist Fleur East is the latest famous face rumoured to be appearing on this year’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

The singer, who lost to Ben Haenow in the 2014 The X Factor final, is in advanced talks to join the show, according to The Sun.

A source told the publication that Fleur, 30, wants to “try to relaunch her music career” in early 2019 so appearing on the show would be a great way for her to get back into the music world.

A source claims Fleur is in advanced talks to appear on I’m A Celeb (Credit: Wenn)

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The insider said: “Fleur was one of the most loved X Factor contestants in recent years, so she is bound to be a hit with ­audiences. She’s part of the ITV family.

“The relationship is already there and they are just negotiating a deal at the moment.”

The source claimed that Fleur hopes being on the hit show will help relaunch her singing career, adding: “She knows she has been out of the spotlight for a while but wants people to see who she really is on the show.”

A representative for I’m A Celebrity has told ED!: “Any names suggested for I’m A Celebrity at this stage are just speculation.”

Fleur East - X Factor finalist in 2014
Fleur reportedly hopes appearing on the show will help relaunch her music career (Credit: Instagram)

ED! has contacted representatives for Fleur for comment.

Fleur bagged second place in the 2014 X Factor final and went on to release her hit track Sax a year later.

Last October, the singer reportedly parted ways with Simon Cowell’s record label Syco.

Meanwhile, just last month, Fleur spoke about the possibility of appearing on a reality show like I’m A Celeb.

She said: “I’ve been approached by a few shows like Strictly and I’m A Celeb, but it’s never quite the right time.

“We’ll have to see if they come knocking again. I would like to do one at some point, if it was right.”

Other names in the frame to star on the new series are Good Morning Britain’s Kate Garraway, YouTuber Jack Maynard, former Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge and former Coronation Street actress Catherine Tyldesley.

It was announced last month that This Morning’s Holly Willoughby will be filling in for Ant McPartlin on the show this year as he focuses on his recovery.

Holly, 37, released a statement last month saying she couldn’t be more excited to be co-hosting the show with Dec.

Holly and Phil filming on the South Bank, London
Holly will be co-hosting the show alongside Dec this year (Credit: Splash)

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Dec added that he’s “hugely grateful” that Holly agreed to join him on the show.

Earlier this month, Holly revealed her children will be coming with her, which means she’s been speaking to their schools about how that will work.

Holly also said there’s also three things she’s not looking forward to in the jungle – the eating Bushtucker trial, the smells of the trials and when contestants come out of the trials with creepy crawlies all over them.

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