Olympian Ryan Lochte to appear on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here?

Ryan Lochte

American Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte is reportedly in talks to appear on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here 2016.

While he's a six-time gold medalist, Ryan has now become more known for his run in with Brazilian police during Rio 2016.

The athlete hit headlines around the world over claims he made up a story about being robbed at gun point.

Now ITV are keen to get the hunk in the I'm A Celebrity jungle and are said to be doing their best to sign him up.

However the swimmer has already signed up to America's version of Strictly, Dancing With The Stars.

But the Daily Mirror reports it's not put ITV off from getting him into the Aussie camp this autumn.

“The Olympics was the biggest event of the year and Ryan’s antics caused ripples around the sporting world," a source said. “ITV are pulling out all the stops to get him, they think he could be TV gold.”

The supposed insider added: “If Ryan leaves Dancing With The Stars early, he’ll be flying straight to Australia. ITV are desperate to make it happen.”

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.

The new series of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here will be back on ITV with Ant and Dec in November.

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