Shayne Ward, Paul Strank Charitable Trust Annual Gala 2018

Shayne Ward addresses I’m A Celebrity rumours

The former Corrie star on going Down Under...

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He knows true fear after going through the X Factor process, but Shayne Ward doesn’t fancy the scares of the I’m A Celeb jungle!

There have been rumours circulating that the 34-year-old singer might be taking part in this year’s series Down Under, but he has now denied he had been approached by show bosses.

Corrie actor Shayne isn’t too sure about a trip Down Under (Credit: Wenn)

When talking to OK! Magazine, he said: “I haven’t been approached. I don’t even eat sushi, so God help me with an eyeball!”

We would love to see that, Shayne…

He continued: “But for the experience, they do say that it’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing – so you’ve got to go for it.”

Pride of Britain 2018, Grosvenor House Hotel, London UK, 29 October 2018, Photo by Brett D. Cove
Shayne and fiancée Sophie Austin at the Pride of Britain Awards on Monday night (Credit: Splash/Brett D Cove)

Shayne was one of the bookies’ favourites to appear on I’m A Celeb after he left his role of Aidan Connor on Coronation Street earlier this year.

But he might also be reluctant to rough it in camp because he has young daughter Willow, who was born in December 2016, with fiancée Sophie Austin.

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The happy couple welcomed their daughter Willow in 2016(Credit: @shaynetward Instagram/ @sophieaustin84 Instagram)

Fans have been pointing out how different Shane appears these days, with some branding him “hot” and a “stud” thanks to all his extra facial fuzz!

Shayne has been filming for new action movie, Stairs, which will see him star opposite his partner Sophie, also 34. He has revealed his character’s name is Will Stanton and the movie is set for release in 2019.

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Shayne has been rocking a very different look for his new role (Credit: @shaynetward/@sophieaustin84 Instagram)

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Last month, Shayne revealed that his beardy look was down to his new job.

He explained: “I thought I’d keep the beard for a bit, it’s quite funny actually because people I know don’t recognise me.”

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He used to sport a lot less facial hair! (Credit: Flynet)

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Other celebrities rumoured to be heading to the jungle this year include Corrie actress Sair Khan, X Factor singer Fleur East and former Strictly Come Dancing pro Brendan Cole.

Meanwhile, Holly Willoughby will stand in for Ant McPartlin and co-host the show with Dec Donnelly.

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