Michael Owen set for I'm A Celebrity?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 August 2013
Michael Owen

Michael Owen

Former footballer Michael Owen has confirmed he has been offered a place in this year's 'I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!' after turning down the chance to star on 'Strictly Come Dancing'

Michael Owen has been offered a place on this year's 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'.

The retired footballer - who now works as a pundit for BT Sport - confirmed he has rejected the chance to appear on 'Strictly Come Dancing' but has been approached about starring on the ITV reality show, although it would take a large offer for him to go into the Australian jungle-based programme.

He said: "I've just been asked to do this year's 'I'm A Celebrity'. I got offered to do 'Strictly' before but turned it down.

"If I was ever going to do one it would be the jungle but I would need to be offered a few quid to do it, that's for sure."

The former England star insists he would ruffle a few feathers if he was to appear on 'I'm A Celebrity' because he would get easily "frustrated" with his fellow contestants.

He added to the Daily Star newspaper: "People think I'm a saint so they would be in for a shock. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a lunatic, but I don't think I would be able to contain my frustration.

"You have to keep a level of professionalism when you're in the public eye but it would be hard in the jungle."

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