I'm A Celebrity 2016 to 'BAN' reality stars from its line up?

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I'm A Celebrity producers are set to BAN reality stars from their new line up it's been claimed.

It follows last year's finalists all coming from such shows.

Geordie Shore's Vicky Pattison won the title of Queen of the Jungle in 2015 while X Factor's George Shelley finished second and TOWIE's Ferne McCann finished third.

But it's been claimed that producers want more "credible" names for this autumn's show and plan to follow in the footsteps of Strictly Come Dancing, which rarely features 'celebs' from such shows.

A source told The Sun newspaper today: “This year I’m A Celeb . . . wants to go back to its roots by signing up more cult favourites from the past and current, newsworthy personnel.

"The last series got a ribbing for having so many reality show stars and giving them lots of camera time."

They added: "Despite them providing most entertainment, bosses are keen to lure more credible campmates.”

Despite the report, there are still some reality stars that have been linked to this year's I'm A Celebrity line up including Made In Chelsea's Spencer Matthews. He originally appeared in last year's show but left after three days due to medical reasons.

Other names tipped to take part include Craig Charles, who also appeared briefly in a previous series, Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding,, Gogglebox's Scarlett Moffatt and footballer Robbie Savage.

More rumoured celebrities include Olympic Boxer Nicola Adams, Olympic gymnast Louis Smith, Absolutely Fabulous' Helen Lederer and a range of soap stars including Neighbours' Olympia Valance and Emmerdale's Fiona Wade and Adam Thomas.

I'm A Celebrity 2016 begins on ITV in November.

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