Coronation Street’s Jennie McAlpine ‘signs up for I’m A Celebrity 2017’

Coronation Street actress Jennie McAlpine has become the latest star to sign up for I’m A Celebrity 2017.

The soap star – who plays Fizz Stape on the ITV show – has apparently been on the wish list of show bosses for a number of years.

Now, with the help of Corrie bosses, we could see Jennie in the jungle this autumn.

“Jennie’s been on the wishlist for some time and, after a lot of persuasion, she’s agreed to take part this year,” an insider told The Sun newspaper this week. “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.”

Another soap star tipped to take part is Hollyoaks hunk Jamie Lomas who is set to provide some male eye candy this year.

“Jamie is a good-looking single guy so they are hoping sparks will fly with one of the single girls in the camp,” a source said.

While no names are official just yet, there have been quite a number of other I’m A Celeb line up rumours .

With less than a month to go until the new series launches, names on the rumoured IAC cast for 2017 range from Goggleboxer Sandra Martin to Ex-Wimbledon Tennis champ Boris Becker.

Geordie Shore star Charlotte Crosby, The Saturdays’ singer Vanessa White, Hollyoaks hunk Jamie Lomas, former rugby player Ben Cohen MBE, Tattoo Fixers star Paisley Billings and The Only Way Is Essex’s Kate Wright have all also been linked to the line up.

Made In Chelsea’s Georgia Toffolo is also said to have signed up, with a source saying: “Georgia has been signed up by ITV and will be the jungle’s bikini babe this year.”

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here launches on November 19.