Linda Robson heads to the Jungle
- Bang Showbiz
- 27 September 2012
'Birds of a Feather' star Linda Robson and darts champion Eric Bristow have signed up for 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!'
Linda Robson and Eric Bristow have signed up for 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!'.
The 'Birds Of A Feather' star and the 80s darts legend have been chosen to compete in the new series of the ITV1 reality show because TV bosses think they are "game for a laugh".
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Eric and Linda are great fun and they can't wait to get stuck in to the jungle shenanigans. They know they'll have to eat all sorts of horrible things but they're up for the challenge"'.
Linda - who played Tracey in the popular 90s sitcom - is no stranger to reality TV, having previously taken part in 'Celebrity Come Dine With Me', 'I'm Famous And Frightened' and 'Celebrity MasterChef'.
Eric '- who is nicknamed The Crafty Cockney - is a five-time darts world champion and regular on quiz show 'Bullseye', and has reportedly signed a contract worth £60,000 to appear on 'I'm a Celebrity...'.
Other celebrities being considered for this year's line-up include iconic singer Grace Jones and former 'Coronation Street' star Helen Flanagan. TV executives are also hoping to attract viewers by persuading former Tory MP and chick lit author Louise Mensch to take part.
The new series of 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' airs in November.