ITV’S I’m a Celebrity…get me out of here! Who will be in the jungle this year?

As the start date for the new ITV series approaches the rumours continue, and they are focused firmly on Brentwood, Essex.

Yes that’s right, the new series of I’m a Celebrity…Get me Out of Here! Is drawing ever closer and we can’t wait until all these rumours about who will face the trials and tribulations of the jungle stop flying around and the lucky celebrities are finally revealed.

Over the last few weeks there has been talk of many celebrity soap actors, singers, sports stars and TV personalities, but by far the most exciting of all is which of the TOWIE crew is ready to throw in the towel there and become the next reality TV star to quit the show to join others such as Mark Wright, Amy Childs and Lauren Goodgier on their quest for bigger fame and fortune?

Sam Faiers
Sam Faiers

The latest names to be reported are former lovebirds Sam Faiers and Joey Essex. Sam and Joey have entertained us greatly over the past few years with their turbulent on off relationship, the jokes, the fighting, and the romance which culminated in Joey’s adorable proposal to Sam at the end of a series. Of course, as with many reality TV relationships this was sadly not to last with them breaking up only mere months after it had happened. The new series of The Only Way is Essex started a couple of weeks ago, and it seems even now the pair aren’t quite done with their relationship with both of them claiming to still be in love with the other.

So would getting them in the close quarters and under the pressures of the jungle be a good idea? Well not for them perhaps but it certainly would make good television! TV bosses have been vying for the pair ever since the recent Las Vages episodes where it seemed Joey and Sam’s romance was possibly rekindling. The idea that an on screen jungle romance could blossom is extremely appealing to them. Just as Katie Price and Peter Andre fell in love under the stars TV chiefs hope that the same could happen to Joey and Sam which creates and instant hit with the audience and usually goes hand in hand with high ratings for the show.

Negotiations are currently taking place with huge sums of money being thrown about, apparently Faiers has been offered a 6 figure sum if she agrees to appear on the show.

The TOWIE cast have spoken up about the rumours however and claim that they aren’t planning to go anywhere. Joey dismissed the claims he would be going into the jungle or for that matter any other reality TV competition. He said: “It’s all speculation. People said I was going in Celebrity Big Brother and Dancing on Ice. But I always say no” Other TOWIE stars that have been linked to the show are joker James Arg Argent and high maintenance gal Lucy Mecklenburgh. While claiming that I’m a Celebrity…Get me Out of Here is a great show, none of them made any confirmation or denial that they would be appearing only saying that they were all still contracted to TOWIE and enjoying their time there at the moment.

All will be revealed in the next few weeks!

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