I’m A Celeb ‘in advanced talks’ with iconic soap star

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by Hannah Mellin |

We’re still in the full swing of summer, but that doesn’t dampen our excitement about the rest of this year’s reality TV. We might currently be obsessing over 2021’s crop of Love Island contestants but we’re still equally as invested in finding out the line-up of this year’s upcoming series of I’m A Celebrity.

As a result of the pandemic last year, I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here? series 20 relocated to Gwrych Castle in north Wales. In May, the show was finally given the green light to film in Australia this year (fingers crossed) after the Aussie government gave the go ahead.

The series is set to be a goodun, as EastEnders star Jake Wood is reportedly in ‘advanced talks’ with ITV producers to swap Walford for Wallabys. Jake, who played Max Branning in the soap for 15 years, left Albert Square earlier this year.

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A source revealed to The Sun that he would definitely jump at the chance to go into the famous jungle if he was given a place.

They said, “He would love to go into the jungle.

“He thinks it would be a great challenge for him and he has of course seen how well other EastEnders stars have done on the series.”

Another source added, “The casting team have booked half of the campmates already and have been bragging about some phenomenal names.”

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ITV are hoping that this year’s I’m A Celebrity will be one of the best yet as it returns to its Australian jungle roots.

Speaking about the return back to Oz, a source said, "As great as a year in the castle was, the show is made by its surroundings and the glitz and glamour of the jungle.

“ITV have assurances from Australian border control bosses that even if a wider travel ban is still in place for tourists, they’ll get the paperwork and clearance they need to send cast and crew to Oz. It’s a big moment.”

We can’t wait!

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