Reports have emerged that I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here is set to ban reality television stars from taking part.
Apparently the show’s bosses are keen to attract more ‘credible’ names to the show without including any reality TV stars in the line-up, reports The Telegraph.
In the last few years, stars from The Only Way Is Essex and Made in Chelsea have appeared on the show and last year former Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattison was crowned Queen of the Jungle.
According to reports, ITV bosses have decided on the reality TV cull following accusations that last year’s show was a fix.
Both Pattison and second placed Ferne McCann have landed high-profile jobs at ITV, with Ferne hosting the showbiz segment on This Morning and Vicky becoming a Loose Women panelist.
The decision also follows previous contestants complaining that reality TV stars have an ‘unfair advantage’ as they are used to cameras filming them 24/7.
A source told The Sun.
This year I’m A Celeb wants to go back to its roots by signing up more cult favourites from the past and current, newsworthy personnel.
The last series got a ribbing for having so many reality show stars and giving them lots of camera time.
Despite them providing most entertainment, bosses are keen to lure more credible campmates.
However, it sounds like they may have already broken their own rule as Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt, is rumoured to have signed up to appear on the show.
A source told The Sun:
Her hilarious one-liners and frank views make great telly for Channel 4 so they want a bit of the action.