AJ Pritchard breaks silence on I’m A Celeb rumours

He didn't outright say no, let's just say that

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by Lucy Smith |
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AJ Pritchard has upped the speculation surrounding his appearance in this year's I'm A Celeb line up after swerving Christine Bleakley's questions on Lorraine last week.

When asked to respond to rumours that he'd be appearing on the popular ITV reality show, the dancer, who appeared on TV with his brother, former Love Islander Curtis Pritchard, said, "Oooh these rumours.

"We've got a podcast every single week, we've got to keep that up."

Giving away nothing (dang it), AJ continued to avoid Christine's question and spoke about upcoming projects for himself and brother Curtis.

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Jessie J

I'm A Celeb bosses have allegedly approached Jessie J following reports that they want to book "top talent to keep viewers hooked". We hope we get to see Channing Tatum waiting at the bridge for her, tbh.

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Vernon Kay

Vernon Kay has apparently signed up for I'm A Celeb 2020 following a rumoured £250,000 pay check.

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Beverley Callard

Coronation Street legend Beverley Callard is reportedly heading on the reality show later this year after she quit the cobbles in 2019.

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Eric Cantona

ITV bosses apparently want to sign football legend Eric Cantona because of his 'bizarre comments'. Speaking to The Sun, show producer Richard Cowles admitted, "I just like the idea of Eric Cantona talking in French and coming up with really profound things. That would be good."

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Tommy Fury

There's been odds that Tommy Fury could be heading onto I'm A Celeb but we doubt it because he's training for boxing and it's well known that all the celeb lose a LOT of weight in the jungle.

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Lucy Fallon

She played Bethany Platt on Corrie but there's been speculation that we could be seeing Lucy Fallon on I'm A Celeb later this year.

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Jasmine Armfield

It's also been rumoured that Jasmine Armfield - aka EastEnders' Bex Fowler - could be going on the show. We wonder if she'll following in the footsteps as Jacqueline Jossa and become queen of the jungle...

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Paul Merson

Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson could be heading on the ITV show after he opened up about struggling with gambling.

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Matt Baker

After quitting The One Show, there's been reports that Matt Baker could be going on I'm A Celeb. This is what we want to see tbh.

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Tamzin Outhwaite

Former EastEnders star Tamzin Outhwaite is rumoured to be going on the show later this year.

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AJ Pritchard

AJ Pritchard on I'm A Celeb? OK, this we've got to see. According to The Sun, the dancer is "keen to show people that there is a lot more to him" following his time on Strictly.

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Ben Shephard

Ben Shephard recently announced he's taking a break from Good Morning Britain which has led to rumours speculating that he could be heading for I'm A Celeb.

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Carole Baskin

Tiger King's Carole Baskin has apparently been offered 'big money' to star on I'm A Celeb. We would LOVE to see her doing Bushtucker trials but we doubt she'll want to eat any animals alive...

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Jenny Ryan

Following her jaw-dropping stint on The X Factor: Celebrity, The Chase quizzer Jenny Ryan (aka The Vixen) has dropped a HUGE hint she's taking part in I'm A Celeb after its new location was announced. Taking to Twitter, she wrote, "My main reservations about doing I'm A Celeb have always been 1. The Spiders 2. The Snakes 3. The Heat. This could be a big opportunity for ol' Jenny."

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Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls is the new bookies' favourite to join the cast of I'm A Celeb and we're sure his potential campmates would love it if he took part. The survival expert would be in his element on the show tbh.

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Martin Kemp

Martin Kemp, who first rose to fame in 80s band Spandau Ballet before starring in EastEnders, is reportedly in talks with I'm A Celeb bosses a year after his son Roman finished in third place behind soap stars Jacqueline Jossa and Andrew Whyment in the 2019 final.

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Lauren Simon

Real Housewives of Cheshire star Lauren Simon dropped a MAJOR hint she was headed for the castle with a very cryptic instagram post, but some thought it meant she was expecting...

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Ok, so it wasn't exactly confirmation but everyone's favourite TV personality Rylan Clark-Neal didn't say he WASN'T up for it. Speaking to heat of the 2020 relocation, he said, "Well, I might do it now. "No, I'm totally joking. I've always said I'd never go on the show, because of the 24-hour flight, so now everyone is saying I can finally do it. "Abso-f-cking-lutely no way. Lording it up in a castle sounds lovely, but I know it won't be as easy as it sounds."Boo :(

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Mo Farah

Olympic champion runner Mo Farah has reportedly been snapped up by I'm A Celeb bosses as one of two last minute signings.

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Keith Duffy

The second last minute signing is believed to be Boyzone singer and former Coronation Street star Keith Duffy.

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Shane Richie

EastEnders icon Shane Richie - who played Alfie Moon in the BBC soap - is the latest TV star to reportedly sign up for the show. It's claimed he's heading into quarantine for the next two weeks before the launch show next month.

"Obviously more presenting on TV together. So I'm definitely keeping myself busy with Curtis here," he added.

Hmmm, we're not convinced and, for that matter, neither was Christine.

The presenter hit back jokily, saying to the boys, "AJ, I've been in this game long enough to know that you didn't say 'no', so I am going to wait and see what happens in the next few weeks."

We'll be doing the same, Christine 😂.

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Rumours first started circulating that the 25 year old would be starring on I'm A Celeb back in April when AJ announced that he'd be leaving Strictly Come Dancing (which we're still choked up about, FYI).

A source told The Sun, "[Bosses of the tv show] think he would be a great addition to the [I'm A Celeb cast] and it always helps to secure a heartthrob as it draws in much-needed younger viewers."

Plus, ANOTHER source told the MailOnline earlier this month that AJ is "really excited" to join the I'm A Celeb team.

Seems like all roads point to Gwyrch Castle. Well, if Welsh lockdown allows.

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