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Sunday 20th October 2019

Coronation Street's Lucy Fallon denies joining I'm A Celebrity

No jungle fever for Lucy

Lucy Fallon has denied she is swapping the cobbles of Coronation Street for the I'm a Celebrity jungle.

According to reports the actress was said to be heading out to the jungle later this year during her final few months on the cobbles - but the actress has now denied it.

Lucy has played Bethany Platt for four years (Credit: ITV)

Jungle bosses were said to have won a bidding war against Strictly and Celebrity X Factor for Lucy who announced plans to leave the cobbles earlier this year.

A source told The Sun on Sunday: "Lucy is bubbly, funny, down-to-earth and game for a challenge, so she is a great fit for I'm A Celebrity.

"She had conversations last year about taking part but said, 'Thanks, but no thanks'.

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"This year, she told them she feels the timing is right.

Not doing it btw.

"Bosses are delighted to have her on board and are sure she will be a big hit with fans at home and her campmates."

However this morning Lucy posted a picture of the article to her Instagram Stories and said: "Not doing it btw."

Bethany has been put through the ringer on the show (Credit: ITV)

Lucy quit Corrie earlier this year after deciding she wanted to try and win other roles away from the cobbles.

She said in a statement: "After the most incredible 4 years, I have made the extremely difficult decision to leave Coronation Street at the end of my contract in 2020.

"It's hard to put into words how much this show means to me.

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"I've made lifelong friends with some of the most talented and hardworking people in the industry, I've had some terrific and immensely important storylines and I've laughed with the best people everyday.

"I'm so thankful to Iain and everyone at Coronation Street, I owe everything to them and I will miss them greatly."

She recently said she wouldn't take part in any reality shows after she leaves instead wanting to focus on acting.

Lucy told the Star: "There are loads of things I'd like to do. At the moment I don't think I want to do stuff like I'm A Celebrity. I'd rather see what happens first."

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