Boxing champion Nicola Adams is up for joining I'm A Celebrity 2016

Could the Olympic gold medallist be heading for the jungle?

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Boxing champion Nicola Adams MBE could be set to swap the Olympics for I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! after revealing she wants to sign up for the ITV show.

Nicola is the first British boxer to win back-to-back Olympic golds since 1924, having triumphed at the London games in 2012 and the Rio games earlier this month.

Now, she fancies an even greater challenge: bedding down with snakes and spiders and noshing on kangaroo testicles for three weeks in the Australian outback.

The 33-year-old told the Daily Star recently that she's up for trying her hand at I'm A Celebrity.

"I like the jungle, I like the challenges," she commented. "I always want to win so it would be good for me."

It's not clear whether ITV has actually approached Nicola, but sporting heroes are usually top of celebrity bookers' wishlists, so we'd be surprised if she doesn't get a call.

She wouldn't be the first member of this year's Team GB squad to try their hand at reality TV: long jumper Greg Rutherford and gymnast Claudia Fragapane were recently confirmed for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

As for who we might actually see on I'm A Celebrity this year, rumoured contestants include Robbie Savage, Scarlett Moffatt and Nigel Farage.

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