I'm A Celebrity 2016 line up! Robbie Savage in talks to join the cast

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Robbie Savage is being tipped to take part in I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of here, and not for the first time.

According to the Daily Mirror, the former footballer turned sports pundit is in talks with the ITV series ahead of its return in the autumn.

A source told the newspaper: “Robbie would be an amazing signing. We’re quietly confident he’ll do it after years of trying to persuade him.

Former Leicester and Wales player Robbie quit football in 2011 and is no stranger to reality telly, previously competing in Strictly Come Dancing

It was first reported back in 2014 that Robbie was on a wish list of stars for I'm A Celebrity.

“He wants to be a Tarzan but, as everyone knows, he is probably more like a Jane because he spends so much time on his hair," an insider claimed. “He will certainly be a memorable campmate.”

Responding to the rumours at the time, Robbie said: “I always thought I’d never do a reality show but I’ve realised I’m someone who needs a challenge.

“If I’m A Celebrity came up I would consider it because I’m mates with Ant and Dec.”

More rumoured celebs for I'm A Celeb this year include Spencer Matthews, who lasted three days in last year's series, Made In Chelsea's Lauren Hutton, former UKIP leader Nigel Farage, Cheryl's ex Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini and Absolutely Fabulous star Helen Lederer.

I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here 2016 will air on ITV from November.

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