Gemma Oaten turned down I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

Gemma Oaten

Gemma Oaten

Gemma Oaten has claimed she turned down the opportunity to appear on the upcoming series of ITV reality show 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!'

Gemma Oaten has turned down the chance to appear on 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!'

The former 'Emmerdale' actress - who quit her role as Rachel Breckle on the ITV soap for the second time earlier this year - has claimed she was asked to appear on the upcoming series of the ITV reality show but "politely declined".

She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I have been approached about it and I have very politely declined. I'm not ready to go and eat kangaroo balls yet. I think it's a fantastic show, I love it and no doubt I'll be hooked this year but, for me, I was very flattered to be approached but it's just not the right time for me right now and to be honest the thought of eating all those things like fish eyes... No!"

However, the 31-year-old star hinted she may consider appearing on the show - which sees celebrities camp out in the Australian jungle while completing death-defying Bushtucker trials - in the future.

She added: "I need to man up a bit before I even contemplate that path but I'll be watching no doubt. It's a cracking show but not for me just yet."

Meanwhile, Gemma is currently preparing to strut her stuff on the catwalk at London Fashion Week for couture label Kolchagov Barba on September 18.


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