Joe McElderry to do I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 September 2017
Joe McElderry

Joe McElderry

Joe McElderry would love to take part in this year's 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' but he needs bosses to approach him sooner rather than later so he can mentally prepare for the jungle gig

Joe McElderry wants to take part in 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'.

The former 'X Factor' winner - who has previously won 'The Jump' and 'Popstar to Operastar' - is keen to enter the Australian jungle for the ITV contest but admits he'd have to spend a lot of time preparing "mentally" for getting up close to the creatures in the camp.

He told HELLO! magazine: "'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' would be great, but scary at the same time with the animals. I'd really have to prepare mentally for that."

But if he did enter the jungle, Joe, 26, would have to drag himself away from his beloved TV shows.

He admitted: "I'm secretly obsessed with 'The Real Housewives of Cheshire'...

"All 'The Real Housewives' franchises [are my guilty pleasures], I watch them on tour all the time. They are brilliantly entertaining."

If Joe does get onto the show this year, he'd likely find himself sharing a camp with The Saturdays singer Vanessa White.

A source said recently: "Vanessa is a stunning girl from a massive girl band so she's an exciting first signing for 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' The bosses are super keen to have her.

"She's still focussing on her music career but is up for the challenge since being newly single."

It comes after the show's bosses 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 programme, which is presented by comedy duo Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, but it's thought neither have been recruited because they will add "nothing new" to the forthcoming season.

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."

Other stars who have been tipped to fight for the title of king or queen of the jungle 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.

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