TV legend heading into the jungle for six-figure fee

They don't come cheap!

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I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! is going to be a cracking show this year, thanks to news of a brand new contestant.

Countdown icon Carol Vorderman is next to be announced to appear in the jungle and wants a hefty six-figure deal.

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The show’s producers believe that she will be a real hit with the older men, what with THOSE shower scenes and the fact that she’s pretty much been a sex symbol for more than 30 years.

A body like that at 55? It’s a no-brainer.

An insider said: “She is well-known and still carries a lot of sex appeal.

“ITV chiefs are also hoping that she will be the brains of the camp. She’s a TV legend and they’re prepared to splash the cash to land her.”

Carol has had her fair share of TV appearances over the years after leaving Countdown in 2008.

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She featured in BBC’s The Apprentice: You’re Fired! six years ago and the Channel 5 panel show It’s Not Me, It’s You last month.

If that wasn’t enough, she also managed to qualify for her private pilot’s licence in 2014 and announced that she plans to fly solo around the world!

She’s got skills, that’s for sure.

The full line-up for I’m a Celeb, has yet to be announced but it has been said by producers that “credible” personalities have been chosen, rather than the usual reality stars.

Lisa Snowdon, Robbie Savage, Helen Lederer and Corrie’s Craig Charles have all been tipped to take part in the show.

Nancy Brown
Associate Editor