Laila Morse joins I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!
- Bang Showbiz
- 5 November 2013
EastEnders' Laila Morse has joined 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! for a reported £60,000 in a bid to clear her debts
Laila Morse has joined 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!'
The 'EastEnders' actress - who plays battleaxe Big Mo in the BBC soap - has reportedly signed up for the ITV reality show for £60,000 in a bid to clear her debts after declaring herself bankrupt in August.
Show bosses are confident Laila will get stuck into the show's infamous Bushtucker Trials - which see stars eating kangaroo penises and witchetty grubs in order to win meals for camp - and will spice up the camp by giving her fellow contestants a "kick up the backside."
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Big Mo is a big signing because her real persona is not a million miles away from her 'EastEnders' character.
"She may be 68 but she's still pretty solid so should manage the Bushtucker Trials."
Meanwhile, Westlife singer Kian Egan has also signed a staggering £100,000 deal to appear on the creepy crawly programme and can't wait to experience the "jungle madness".
A source said previously: "Kian's a game lad and is well up for the jungle madness.
"He knows it won't be easy, but he's often said he would love a go at those Bushtucker Trials."
Other stars rumoured to be part of this year's 'I'm A Celebrity' line-up include snooker legend Steve Davis, 'The Wright Stuff' host Matthew Wright, Emmerdale's Lucy Pargeter and 'The Only Way is Essex' hunk Joey Essex.