The I’m a Celebrity jungle could be echoing to the dulcet east end tones of an ex-EastEnders star.
It has been reported that former Gavin and Stacey star Larry Lamb is heading for the Ant and Dec fronted show for a massive six-figure fee.
The 69-year-old actor played Archie Mitchell in the BBC soap and he is a star that ITV producers have been chasing for a while.
A source told The Mirror: “It’s a mega coup for the show, they have wanted to get Larry for a long time and he finally agreed to it this year.”
I’m A Celeb bosses are hoping that Larry will prove to be “very popular with the ladies” and a “massive hit”.
It was Lady C’s controversial turn in the jungle last year that has apparently piqued Larry’s interest and he apparently “can’t wait to give it a go”.
He will be hoping to join the likes of Scarlett Moffatt, Carol Vorderman and Danny Baker Down Under.
Here is all you need to know about this year’s I’m A Celebrity…
The first shots of the new trailer have been released and our favourite hosts look absolutely petrified.
Maybe it was the growling sound in the previous trailer that was scaring them… or maybe it’s the thought of someone having to eat crocodile vagina!
One thing we want to know, is why the heck is Dec dressed as a girl guide?!
All will be revealed on the weekend, as the new promo video will premier during the ad break of The X Factor.
We hope Ant and Dec will be presenting the series dressed like this!
With the show just around the TV schedule corner, it’s time to feed you all the essential facts!
When does this year’s I’m A Celebrity… begin?
Okay, hand on heart, we aren’t 100% sure, as ITV are yet to release a start date – they like to keep us all speculating. But we can make an educated guess, after 15 runs of the show. So we’ll put £5 on it kicking off on Sunday November 13. That’s less than a month to wait, people!!!
Which celebs are rumoured to be chundering (or perhaps not) on crocodile privates?
Odds: 10/1 (William Hill)
The broadcaster could be getting acquainted with mealworms and cockroaches in a few weeks.
According to The Sun, Danny is the most expensive signing on this year’s show so far, getting a six-figure sum.
Just days after announcing he is cancer-free, he is said to have signed up.
Good for you Bakes!
Odds: 4.5/1 (William Hill)
Despite being officially confirmed, the Geordie Shore babe is a favourite to enter.
After making a shock exit from the show that made her famous and splitting with love-rat Gaz Beadle, she is a free bird to head Down Under.
Odds: 11/1 (Ladbrokes)
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.
Odds: 4/1 (William Hill)
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!
Odds: 7/1 (William Hill)
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.”
Odds: 5/1 (William Hill)
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.
Odds: 10/1 (Ladbrokes)
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.
Odds: 10/1 (William Hill)
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 allegedly testing positive for cocaine, which could see him stripped of his WBA and WBO titles.
Sources close to the boxer think that this could be the high profile boost that his career needs.
Read more: Gogglebox favourites quit the show
Odds: 8/1 (William Hill)
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!”
Odds: 17/1 (Ladbrokes)
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.
Odds: 34/1 (William Hill)
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.
Odds: 10/1 (William Hill)
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.