I’m A Celeb’s John Barrowman and Emily Atack ‘in talks’ for new TV show 😍

They became best pals in the jungle

Emily Atack and John Barrowman at the 2019 NTAs

by Emma Dodds |
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Last year's series of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! was one of the best so far - not for all the drama that usually occurs, but actually for the wonderful friendships that were cultivated in the Jungle.

Not only did King of the Jungle Harry Redknapp make friends with, well, everyone, but Inbetweeners actress Emily Atack became unlikely friends with West End star and TV actor John Barrowman MBE.

Their friendship was so popular with viewers that they ended up as the runners-up to Harry, with Emily coming second and John coming third in the running.

Now, John has built up hopes of fans who love the pair of them by revealing that they might have a TV show in the works. Speaking in an interview on Lorraine this morning, he said, "We’re having some meetings and one’s today. I think they’d be silly not to have something for the both of us because particularly ITV had such a great success with the jungle this year."

He added, "We hit it off so well and we actually really like each other, we get along, and we could bring so much to a TV show. I’m an entertainer at heart - I was put on this planet to entertain people."

Swipe through to see Harry Redknapp's best moments from I'm A Celeb 2018...


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His hilarious joke about being a football manager

Oh Harry, you joker!

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When he rapped with Fleur East and Malique Thompson-Dwyer

After a brief discussion about grinding, Harry, Fleur and Malique made up a rap after asking which car Harry drives - and the results were BRILLIANT.

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When he was SUPER blunt about Malique's departure

Obviously, he wasn't being mean about Malique - he just meant that they'd most likely be seeing each other in a matter of days!

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When he spoke about the time he ran Sandra over

Harry unfortunately wasn't being super observant two years ago, and told his campmates, "I used to think I was a good driver but I had a nightmare and ran over my wife one day. She got out the car and I thought she'd crossed the road and I pulled forward and she fell into the road and a bus stopped literally yards away and the most amazing part of the story probably, my grand-daughter is sitting on top of the bus and sees all of this. Unreal."

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When the campmates got split into teams

His competitive nature came out when they got split into teams, and he became one of the Roos.

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When he had some words of comfort for Fleur East

Before Fleur took on the Gore Seasons Pizza Bushtucker trial, Harry had his very own unique way of comforting her.

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When he had some thoughts about Fleur's music

In the Jungle Arms, the campmates took part in a little karaoke, when Fleur's song 'Sax' came on and they all tried to learn her dance routine. Harry wasn't convinced.

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When Noel had to hold a yabby in his mouth

During the Fall of Emperor Noel Bushtucker trial, Harry and Noel had to take it in turns to hold creatures in their mouths - and when Noel held a yabby in his mouth, Harry couldn't control himself, and yelled, "YABBA DABBA DOOOO."

This comes after John became a huge hit with This Morning viewers earlier this week after he filled in for Phillip Schofield, who was away for the day. Some fans of the show even called for him to become a more permanent member of the team.

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