Richard Madley has reportedly signed up for this year’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here series!
The TV presenter, 65, is said to have signed an estimated £200,000 contract to appear in the upcoming series, which will once again take place at Gwyrich Castle in Wales.
According to SunRichard has been a fan of the show for a long time and has been targeted by the producers for quite some time now.
New gig: Richard Madley has reportedly signed up for this year’s series I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
A source said: ‘Richard has been asked year after year but the timing has never been right. But now, finally, he has said ‘yes’.
‘He’s a favorite with ITV execs. He’s brilliant off and on screen, so this is as good a time as any to throw caution to the wind and eat animal bites.
‘He is a brilliant coup and a fan favorite. Once you wind him, he’ll be gone – he’ll turn the palace into gold.’
Richard’s son-in-law James Haskell, who is married to daughter Chloe, participated in the 2019 series of the show, with Richard traveling to Australia to support him.
The deal: The TV presenter, 65, is said to have signed an estimated £200,000 contract to appear in the upcoming series (pictured on Extra Camp)
He also appeared on the program’s spin-off show Extra Camp that year.
MailOnline has contacted Richard Madley and representatives from ITV for comment.
This comes after reports that Dame Arlene Phillips has also signed up to participate in this year’s series.
The news of Arlene’s signing was reported by The Mirror, with sources telling the paper that the former dancer would have no trouble handling the chill interior of Gwyrich Castle – as she is ‘strong and tough’.
Big Name: According to The Sun, Richard has been a longtime fan of the show and has been targeted by producers for quite some time (portrayed with his wife Judy Finnigan in 2020)
A source said: ‘He is a favorite with ITV execs. She’s fantastic off and on screen so it seems like as much of a good time as it takes to throw caution to the wind and eat the pieces of animals’ (pictured with daughter Chloe in 2018)
He told the newspaper in full: ‘Arlene is strong and tough and her energy is boundless.
‘No doubt she will do group dances around the campfire to beat the cold and keep morale high. should be fun.’
Arlene’s representatives declined to comment when contacted by MailOnline.
Meanwhile, Louise Minchin has reportedly been approached by ITV owners about joining the show’s line-up.
Kura: This comes after reports that Dame Arlene Phillips has also signed up to participate in this year’s series (pictured this year)
A source told The Sun: ‘There is a long tradition of reality TV shows targeting news presenters and I’m a Celebrity is no different.
‘Victoria Derbyshire was on the first show and proved to be very popular with the audience. ITV hopes they can do the same with Lewis and have approached him to come on board.’
The upcoming series will once again be filmed at Gwyrich Castle in North Wales, currently in the midst of another lockdown, after ITV owners refused to return to Australia due to travel restrictions on the country’s east coast.
new work? BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin has reportedly been approached by the I’m A Celebrity boss about joining the show’s line-up (pictured in 2014)