Duncan Bannatyne 'joining I'm a Celeb... line-up'
Dragon's Den star Duncan Bannatyne is reportedly heading to the jungle as a contestant on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
In a twist on the ITV show, the entrepreneur will be joined by his girlfriend Nigora Whitehorn and several of his six kids.
Since quitting Dragon's Den last year (14), the TV star has apparently been hungry for a new project, which he's now found in the adventurous show.
“Duncan is really excited about I’m a Celebrity and sees it as a new challenge after Dragons’ Den," an insider told Britain's The Sun newspaper.
“He and Nigora are madly in love and he cannot wait for her and some of his children to join him out in Australia.”
It's a big challenge for the couple, who have only been dating for four months. But things do seem to be moving in the right direction, as in August (15) Duncan revealed they are trying for a baby and planning to wed.
ITV producers won't comment on the line-up before the official reveal, but there has been plenty of gossip. Among the rumoured contestants is Geordie Shore's Vicky Pattison, who has impressed when her amazing weight loss. It's thought her slim physique is just what the show is looking for.
“Producers are desperate for a glam star for the shower scenes. Vicky fits the bill perfectly," a source recently told The Sun.
Meanwhile, things aren't looking good for The Only Way Is Essex star Gemma Collins. The curvy blonde made history when she quit I'm a Celeb... after just 72 hours in the jungle last year (14) and it doesn't look like there'll be a take two.
"Gemma is gutted because she was desperate to give it another go," an insider shared.
"She's in the best shape of her life but docs feared another repeat of last year's early exit.
"Despite losing weight and brimming with confidence, they felt she still wasn't strong enough to cope with the demands."
- Cover Media