Nina Wadia set for I'm a Celebrity

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 September 2013
Nina Wadia

Nina Wadia

Former 'EastEnders' actress Nina Wadia is set to star in this year's 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'

Former 'EastEnders' star Nina Wadia has signed up for 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'.

The actress - who played bossy matriarch Zainab Masood on the BBC One soap for five years - is being lined up for the next series of the Australian jungle-based show, marking her first TV appearance since leaving the programme in February.

A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "Nina will make a great campmate. Viewers will get to see her mischievous sense of humour, which is something they rarely got to see on 'EastEnders'."

The 43-year-old star is likely to be joined by headline-hitting 'Coronation Street' actors Michael Le Vell and Chris Fountain, 'Emmerdale' star Lucy Pargeter and 'The Only Way Is Essex' favourite Joey Essex to face the perils of the terrifying Bushtucker Trials in the Australian outback.

Nina hinted earlier this year she would be embarking on a completely different project following her departure from Albert Square.

She said: "Letting go of something you love is never easy but the time has come to move on. There's a few other projects that are not acting-related coming up for me."

The 13th series of 'I'm a Celebrity' is due to air in November.

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