Olympian Sam Quek joins I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 October 2016
Sam Quek

Olympian Sam Quek

Gold medal winning hockey player Sam Quek is set to take part in 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!'

Olympian Sam Quek will compete on 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!'

The 28-year-old hockey player took home the gold medal for Great Britain in the Rio Olympics this summer, and now she's headed into the Australian jungle as ITV bosses have lined her up for 'I'm A Celeb...'

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Sam ticks all the boxes for producers. She's a hugely successful Olympian and is gorgeous to boot.

"Producers think the personality that has made her a hugely popular member of the GB hockey team will shine through on camera.

"She's got a bit of experience as a swimwear model too so it goes without saying that they hope that will result in some waterfall scenes that the show is so famous for."

The sports star will join 'Gogglebox' star Scarlett Moffatt, 'Emmerdale' actor Adam Thomas, radio host Lisa Snowdon, England cricketer Monty Panesar, and broadcaster Danny Baker in the jungle.

With the show not airing until next month, there's still plenty of time for more names to be announced, with McFly frontman Tom Fletcher expected to join the show as another contestant.

The 31-year-old musician sent rumours into overdrive earlier this week when he posted a photograph on Instagram of a cockroach sitting on a bed of stuffing that he'd received in the post.

He accompanied the suspicious upload with the caption: "You know it's going to be a cool package when you open it to find this," followed by a scream face and thumbs up.

The 'Love Is Easy' hitmaker wouldn't be the first of his band mates to enter the wilderness either, as Dougie Poynter was crowned the winner of the show in 2011.

'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' will air on ITV in November.

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