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Jake Quickenden eyes up 'Coronation Street' role

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Jake Quickenden eyes up 'Coronation Street' role

Jake Quickenden wants to star in 'Coronation Street'.

The former 'I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here' contestant would love a chance to join the cast of the ITV soap, namely for the sake of his mother Lisa who is a huge fan of the show.

He said: "My mum is the biggest 'Corrie' fan ever, if I ended up on 'Corrie' she would be delighted. I think that's her main goal for me to get on 'Corrie'.

"It's about testing yourself. I've never really done acting [except for] drama at school but I definitely would not rule out giving acting a bash, especially not on such a good programme as 'Corrie', it's massive. You never know what the future holds."

Whilst the 26-year-old singer would love to walk down the famous Cobbles, he has ruled out an appearance on 'Big Brother' but would consider starring on 'Strictly Come Dancing' or 'The Jump'.

He added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I don't think 'Big Brother'. I've done the 'X Factor' thing and I've done the jungle thing and that was creepy crawlies and I deal better with that kind of stuff better than humans to be honest.

"I think it would have to be something that tests me and be something where I'm learning a new skill like learning to dance or learning to ski or something like that. I wouldn't rule out reality again but I think I'll have to be testing myself."