Kym Marsh addresses rumours Shayne Ward could go on I’m A Celebrity

Actor has been tipped to go in the jungle following Corrie exit

Kym Marsh has claimed Shayne Ward would make a great addition to the jungle if he goes on this year’s I’m A Celebrity.

The Coronation Street actor has been tipped to appear on the reality show following his recent exit from the soap as Aidan Connor.

At the moment his involvement is just speculation, as ITV never comment on who will appear until just before the show airs in the autumn.

A TV insider said producers are keen to sign the actor up for the jungle because of his popularity with viewers (Credit: Fameflynet)

But Kym said it would be great if Shayne does head down under.

Writing in her OK! magazine column, she said of her former co-star: “He’d definitely be entertaining if he does head to the jungle.”

She added of the former X Factor winner: “Shayne would be fun and a good sport and he’d probably sing the entire time, as that’s what he used to do all the time at work!”

Michelle has said Shayne would be great in the jungle (Credit: FameFlynet)

Shayne, 33, left Corrie last month in emotional scenes after his character took his own life.

Following his success on the soap and The X Factor, a source told the Daily Star that I’m a Celeb producers believe he could be a big hit with viewers, and are keen to sign him up for this year’s series.

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“But behind the scenes he’s also considered one of the nicest men in soap with a quirky sense of humour that would work well in the jungle camp.

Shayne recently left Corrie in sad scenes as Aidan Connor (Credit: ITV)

“We think he’s an obvious choice for the new series as he ticks a lot of boxes.”

Shayne said he took the decision to leave Corrie after three years so he could act in more serious dramas, and to spend more time with his fiancée, Sophie Austin, and their daughter, Willow, one.

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The couple are also planning their wedding – so could it leave time for Shayne to appear on I’m A Celeb?

Other stars tipped to be taking part this year have included the Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge, axed Strictly dancer Brendan Cole and Paddy McGuinness’ wife Christine.

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