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Gary Lineker ‘CONFIRMS’ Ian Wright is set to appear on I’m A Celebrity  – News Live

Gary Lineker ‘CONFIRMS’ Ian Wright is set to appear on I’m A Celebrity – News Live

Gary Lineker seemingly confirmed close friend Ian Wright is set to appear on this year’s edition of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!.During Saturday’s edition of Match Of The Day, the sports broadcaster, 58, poked fun at the 55-year-old former footballer’s reported stint as he joked: ‘Apparently Wrighty is off to eat leaves, get us out of here!’The ex-Arsenal ace has been rumoured to be entering the famous Australian jungle alongside a series of A-list celebrities, including GMB’s Kate Garraway, former EastEnders actress Jacqueline Jossa, and reality star Caitlyn Jenner On the BBC show, pundit Ian – who neither confirmed nor denied the claims – burst into laughter as his pal hinted at his upcoming ITV challenge towards the end of the show MailOnline has contacted representatives for Ian and ITV for further comment.  Share this article Share 246 shares Earlier this week, The Sun reported the former striker could be one of the sportsmen in camp, and he already has the backing of a former Jungle King  Ian is said to be in ‘advanced talks’ for the show, and is trying to fit a stint in the jungle into his busy schedule   Reigning Jungle King, Harry Redknapp, has thrown his support behind the decision, telling The Mirror Online: ‘He’s crazy Whether he can keep his cool for three weeks, that’s the question. He’d be great fun He’s a great lad, Wright – I love him.’ American TV personality Caitlyn, 70, has also been claimed to appear on the competition series  The former athlete is said to be jetting to Australia later this month for the ITV series for an eye-watering £500,000 fee, which is allegedly the most being paid to any star this series     A source told The Sun: ‘She’s such a huge name and a great get for producers ‘ITV think she is one of their best ever signings. It’s a real bolt from the blue They’ve asked her every year for a long time, but she finally felt the time was right ‘When contacted by MailOnline a representative for I’m A Celebrity said: ‘Any names suggested for I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! are just speculation until we officially confirm our line up.’ Caitlyn was once known as ‘the world’s greatest athlete,’ after she won gold in the decathlon at the 1976 Olympics The star has a total of six children with three different wives, and went on to become a reality star during her marriage to Kris Jenner, as a member of the Kardashian family Caitlyn has appeared on Keeping Up With The Kardashians since 2007, alongside now ex-wife Kris, her daughters Kim, Kourtney and Khloe, and their two daughters Kris and Kylie Jenner The star came out as a transgender woman in 2015 and publicly announced she had changed her name to Caitlyn with a stunning cover for Vanity Fair  Last year after months of speculation, Caitlyn also confirmed that she is dating model Sophia Hutchins, 23   It comes after a new crop of celebrities were brought forward as frontrunners to appear in the new series, when it returns on Sunday 17 November  Presenter Kate, 52, was tipped to enter the jungle last year but was said to have pulled out of the series just weeks before filming was due to start Now the Good Morning Britain host has been tipped to make an epic return, with Kate herself fuelling the fires    Soap star Jacqueline, 26, is also tipped for a jungle stint, which supposedly lead to talks about joining X Factor: Celebrity ‘fizzled out’ Jacqueline, whose husband Dan Osborne appeared on Celebrity Big Brother last year, is allegedly thinking about making her reality TV debut, according to the Daily Star  A source revealed: ‘Jacqueline will not be appearing in on Celebrity X Factor. She did have initial meetings about the possibility but it was decided that things wouldn’t be taken any further ‘As a result she had also sat down with ITV about the prospect of going on I’m A Celeb As ever, line-ups aren’t locked in until closer the time but it is looking more than likely she will be heading Down Under ‘ Another controversial signing could be Rak-Su’s Myles Stephenson following his split from Love Island star Gabby Allen, both 27  The X Factor winner made headlines when it was claimed that he had been dumped for exchanging flirty messages with other women on Instagram   After confessing that he’d happily do a stint in the jungle, it appears that Roman Kemp could be getting his dream come true, as he is pipped to be in this year’s line up  The radio host is said to have caught producers eyes, as the son of Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp and Wham! star Shirley has a plethora of showbiz pals    Back in 2017, Roman told Digital Spy: ‘The only reality show I would do is I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! purely because I would get a holiday and get to see Ant & Dec every day!’I do think I would be pretty decent in the jungle as I’m stupid enough to take on disgusting and dangerous things ‘ Another well connected star tipped for the jungle is rugby player James Haskell  The former England player, who is married to Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan’s daughter Chloe, retired in May, so would have time to jet down under before Christmas    The final rumoured name began floating around on Sunday, with Coronation Street’s Andrew Whyment being thrown into the ring  The 38-year-old actor is best known for playing Kirk Sutherland on the ITV soap and could be travelling to Australia in three weeks time  Andrew looks set to become the 11th Corrie actor to enter the jungle.  Jennie McAlpine, who plays Andrew’s on-screen ex Fizz Brown, came fourth in 2017’s edition of I’m a Celeb Other notable Coronation Street stars who have taken part in the show include Antony Cotton (Sean Tully), Nigel Havers (Lewis Archer), Helen Flanagan (Rosie Webster), Craig Charles (Lloyd Mullaney) and, last year, Sair Khan (Alya Nazir)   

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