I'm A Celebrity bosses silence rumours Mike Thalassitis will compete on the show
- Bang Showbiz
- 18 August 2017
'I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!' bosses have silenced rumours Mike Thalassitis will take part in this year's show
'I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!' bosses have silenced rumours Mike Thalassitis will take part in this year's show.
The 'Love Island' hunk and his fellow reality star pal Johnny Mitchell were recently believed to be in the line up to star in the upcoming series of the popular ITV programme, which is presented by comedy duo Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly.
However, a source has revealed rumours the dark-haired lotharios will undertake bush tucker trials are untrue, and it has been reported that neither males will compete on the show because they will add "nothing new" to the forthcoming season.
Speaking to the Daily Star Online about the possible contestants, an insider said: "We accept that some of the stars of 'Love Island' have now become celebrities thanks to the show - but they're not for us.
"Viewers have only just recently seen them for seven weeks in a reality show - they'd add nothing new to our show."
However, it is believed former England rugby union star Ben Cohen is another name said to be in the mix after he showed how "popular" he is with viewers following his appearance on BBC One's 'Strictly Come Dancing' back in 2013.
A separate insider previously said: "Ben's name was straight on the list for this year. He is popular with viewers, as his 'Strictly' stint showed, and appeals to sports fans. He's also a gay icon so he ticks a lot of boxes.
"It looks like the producers might get their man."
Other stars who have been tipped to enter the jungle to fight for the title of King or Queen of the Jungle also include, Ryan Thomas, after his brother Adam came in the top three during last year's show, Rebekah Vardy, Craig Charles, and former 'The Only Way Is Essex' star Danielle Armstrong.