Boris Becker to enter I'm a Celebrity... jungle

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 October 2017
Boris Becker

Boris Becker

Tennis legend Boris Becker is reportedly set to take part in 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' in a bid to earn money to clear his debts

Boris Becker is set to take part in 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'.

The 49-year-old tennis legend is said to be over £50 million in debt and is hoping to land a big pay deal to take part in the tough jungle challenge contest in a bid to ease his financial situation.

A source told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "As everyone now knows, Boris's financial situation is desperate.

"He needs a way to make a lot of money fast, and has looked to 'I'm A Celebrity' to help him do exactly that.

"His representatives are negotiating with ITV over his fee, and they are aiming to get him £500,000.

"TV chiefs know he would be a brilliant signing. But they also know Boris is slightly over a barrel as a result of his dire financial situation."

However, Boris - who was declared bankrupt earlier this year - knows appearing on the show won't clear his debts, but hopes it would lead to some more lucrative opportunities after it comes to an end.

The insider added: "Even if Boris does collect half a million, it isn't going to make a dent in his debts.

"But it is a step in the right direction and could lead to more lucrative opportunities -- which he desperately needs."

ITV refused to comment on "speculation" about Boris.

Not much is known about the forthcoming jungle series - presented by Ant and Dec - but it's believed Gemma Collins has been asked to return after her failed stint in 2014.

'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' will hit screens in the autumn time.

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