Jennie McAlpine for I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 November 2017
Jennie McAlpine as Fiz Stape

Jennie McAlpine

'Coronation Street' actress Jennie McAlpine has reportedly signed up for 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!'

Jennie McAlpine has reportedly signed up for 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!'

The 33-year-old actress is best known for starring as Fiz Brown in ITV soap 'Coronation Street', but she is believed to be swapping the cobbles for cobwebs as she is set to head into the jungle later this month when the reality show gets underway.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Jennie's been on the wishlist for some time and, after a lot of persuasion, she's agreed to take part this year.

"'Corrie' have given it the green light because they've been able to reschedule her storyline filming - so everything has finally fallen into place.

"She's bubbly and great fun, so the hope is she'll be a great ad­dition. The producers are over the moon to get her."

Jennie is set to join the likes of The Saturdays singer Vanessa White and 'Made in Chelsea' star Georgia Toffolo in the Australian jungle, as well as 'Hollyoaks' actor Jamie Lomas who was announced for the show over the weekend.

Speaking about Jamie - who recently quit his role as Warren Fox on the soap - a source said: "This is a really exciting time for him. He can't wait to get into the camp, meet his campmates and get stuck into the challenges.

"He isn't daunted by any of the trials at the moment, but let's see what happens when he gets out there."

Show bosses are reportedly hoping the hunky star - who was previously married to Kym Marsh - will catch the eye of one of the female contestants.

The insider added: "Jamie is a good-looking single guy so they are hoping sparks will fly with one of the single girls in the camp.

"There will be plenty of gorgeous girls in there he could end up hitting it off with.

"And the bosses know viewers love a jungle romance. Jamie is a really down-to-earth, funny bloke but also doesn't suffer fools. So they think he's a great signing."

'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' kicks off on November 19 on ITV.

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