I'm A Celebrity 2012: Ainsley Harriott rules out jungle stint

I'm a Celebrity 2012

Telly chef Ainsley Harriott has ruled out a stint in the I'm A Celebrity 2012 jungle.

It had been reported earlier this week that the TV personality was being lined up for the upcoming series of I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here, along with Darts legend Eric Bristow and Birds of a Feather star Linda Robson.

But speaking to the Daily Express today, Ainsley was quick to rubbish the rumours.

"I’m in Australia about the same time but I’m doing a food show there,” he told the publication. “I couldn’t eat all those insects anyway.

"I’ve eaten some exotic things on my travels but nothing like they eat.”

Stars lined up for the upcoming series of I’m A Celebrity are rumoured to include Tory MP Louise Mensch, Corrie star Ryan Thomas and former Strictly Come Dancing contestant Nancy Dell’Olio.

It was recently reported that bosses were keen to get Olympic stars on this year’s line up.

According to The Sun, names on the show’s wish list include cycling champs Bradley Wiggins and Elizabeth Armitstead, as well as gymnast Beth Tweddle and swimmer Rebecca Adlington.

Other celebrities on the line are said to include Blind Date host Cilla Black and telly chef Ainsley Harriott.

[cat c="i'm a celebrity"]I'm A Celebrity 2012[/cat] airs on ITV1 from November.

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