There’s drama on I’m A Celebrity… before the series has even kicked off this year!
It’s been reported that Tulisa Contostavlos – rumoured to be part of the line-up – got cold feet and dropped out of the show just hours before she was due to fly to Australia.
Apparently she had been offered a £500,000 fee to take part!
Former Strictly dancer Ola Jordan – who we revealed was doing a stint in the jungle yesterday – was allegedly brought in to replace her.
Speaking about Ola’s involvement, a source told The Daily Star: “She is everything you would want from a jungle babe. She has the looks, the glamour and she would be great in the jungle shower.
“She’s also incredibly opinionated. She’s no wallflower and she wouldn’t have been scared to voice her thoughts.
“She would’ve been sensational as a celebrity contestant. It would’ve been television gold but she pulled out at the last minute,” added the insider.
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The former Countdown star has allegedly been offered a six-figure sum to head into the jungle. Carol can literally do anything and everything, so if it’s true, all bets are off already.
Our favourite Gogglebox couch potato is rumoured to take part in the series.
An insider told The Sun: “Scarlett has gone down really well on Gogglebox and I’m A Celeb producers think she’s a perfect fit for them.
“Her hilarious one-liners and frank views make great telly for Channel 4so they want a bit of the action.”
She can also show off her slimmed-down figure in the waterfall!
The 27-year-old British gymnast has hinted there is “potential” that he will star in the ITV series.
He said: “There’s something in the pipeline.
“I have got a meeting when I get back about a potential show. You guys will probably have a field day with it. But I am looking forward to it, it’s something I have wanted to do for a long time.”
The former Coronation Street star appeared on the show in 2014, but left the jungle after his brother tragically died from a heart attack.
Now ITV bosses are hoping he will come back to finish what he started.
The TOWIE star could be following in pal Gemma Collins’ footsteps.
A source told Digital Spy that Kate is heading Down Under and looking for love after her split from Dan Edgar.
Following the cancellation of Tyson’s world title rematch fight with Wladimir Klitschko, I’m A Celebrity bosses are keen to offer him big bucks to go down under.
Tyson is currently blowing up a storm after testing positive for cocaine, which saw him vacate his WBO and WBA world heavyweight titles.
Sources close to the boxer think that this could be the high profile boost that his career needs.
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Producers believe that Lisa will bring some much-needed glamour to the Australian jungle when it starts in November.
A source told The Sun: “Lisa would be a perfect fit for the Jungle.
“She fits the mould of an I’m A Celeb contestant, she’s got a great sense of humour, gets on well with people and is easy on the eye.”
The disgraced reality TV star could be heading for the jungle.
She teased about working with ITV again, saying: “I can’t say what but it is definitely one to watch, everybody loves it.
“So I like being up for a challenge and this show definitely will be putting me through a huge challenge!”
The former England manager had to pack his bags after a very short stint in ‘office’, but he might have to re-pack as he heads Down Under for a bumper pay packet from I’m A Celeb bosses.
Michael Jackson’s doctor has also been rumoured for the line-up, and he could be prescribed a whopping £230,000 pay packet for it.
The former Strictly Come Dancing star, who is close friends with hosts Ant and Dec, has been on ITV’s list of dream contestants for years and it seems the time has finally come.
According to sources, the 41-year-old ex-footballer and TV pundit is set to swap the sequins and fake tan of Strictly for a khaki vest and mosquito repellent once he signs on the dotted line.
“Robbie would be an amazing signing. We’re quietly confident he’ll it after years or trying to persuade him,” said a source.