Michael Jackson's brother Jermaine slams ITV over Conrad Murray I'm A Celebrity rumour

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Jermaine Jackson has hit out at ITV over reports that his late brother Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray could appear on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! - saying the broadcaster would be "despicable" just for considering him.

Earlier this week it was claimed that Conrad, who served two years in jail after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter over Michael's death, is hoping to appear on the jungle reality show in the hope it will "rebuild his reputation".

Michael's brother Jermaine has now lashed out at ITV - and even urged fans to lobby the show's presenters Ant and Dec in protest at the report.

In a series of messages posted on his Twitter page yesterday, Jermaine wrote: "No way @itv & @antanddec can stoop so low.

"I urge @itv to maintain sense of decency & not use Michael's death/killer for sick entertainment value. Despicable to even consider it.

"Every fan should lobby @itv and @antanddec to ensure they do the right thing, and NOT reward Michael's killer w/$$$ & spotlight."

The former Jackson 5 member later added: "IF @itv mngmnt/producers equate Murray's criminality with ratings, then their moral compass is hideously skewed. We await a response..."

ITV has yet to respond to the report or Jermaine's backlash, but Conrad's publicist Max Markson has reportedly confirmed that he being lined up as a contestant.

Max is quoted as saying: "We are talking to the show's producers about having Conrad in the jungle for the next show."

I'm A Celebrity will return to our screens in November.

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