Carol Vorderman 'offered six figures to join I'm A Celebrity 2016 line-up'

Ex-Countdown and Loose Women host could be heading Down Under for new series

Lip Sync Battle UK Carol Vorderman vs Martin Kemp

TV presenter Carol Vorderman could be set to brave the jungle on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! 2016, it is claimed.

According to The Sun, ITV bosses are in talks with the 55-year-old and have offered her a six-figure pay cheque.

They apparently hope she'll draw older male viewers to the show, with a source explaining: "She is well-known and still carries a lot of sex appeal.

"ITV chiefs are also hoping that she will be the brains of the camp. She’s a TV legend and they’re prepared to splash the cash to land her."

Maths whizz Carol is best known as the former co-host of Countdown. She took care of the numbers and letters on the Channel 4 gameshow for 26 years before being replaced by Rachel Riley in 2008.

She was also a regular presenter on ITV's Loose Women between 2011 and 2014, and fronted Simon Cowell's ill-fated cookery show Food Glorious Food. Earlier this year she beat Martin Kemp on Channel 5's Lip Sync Battle UK.

The new series of I'm A Celebrity is inching closer, with Ant and Dec due to return to our screens with its sixteenth series in mid-November.

Other rumoured contestants include actors Craig Charles and Ayda Field, former Strictly dancers Aliona Vilani and Ola Jordan, and TV personality Lisa Snowdon.

Meanwhile, the show's ITV2 spin-off is undergoing major changes this year, with a new name - 'Extra Camp' - and presenting team led by reigning Queen of the Jungle Vicky Pattison.

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