ITV deny approaching Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray for I'm a Celebrity


ITV has DENIED inviting Michael Jackson's former doctor Conrad Murray to join I'm A Celebrity.

Dr Conrad was sentenced to four years in jail after being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter over Jackson's death in 2009.

It was alleged earlier this year that he was keen to "rebuild his reputation" following his release.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper previously: "He really believes he can rebuild his reputation after the controversy of the past few years.

"Becoming a practising doctor again is very much part of that plan."

Today the Daily Star newspaper reported that Murray was asking for more money to take part: £230,000 to be exact.

"He thinks that ITV can help solve his finance issues," a source claimed.

They added: “Murray has also promised that he will reveal secrets about Jackson to help make the show ‘explosive’ and gain headlines worldwide.”

Earlier this year Michael Jackson's brother Jermaine hit out at the initial reports linking Murray to the show.

"I urge @itv to maintain sense of decency & not use Michael's death/killer for sick entertainment value. Despicable to even consider it," he wrote on Twitter.

But it turns out it may just be a load of rubbish anyway.

A spokesperson for ITV said: "We have never approached this man to be a contestant on I’m A Celebrity.”

So that's that cleared up.

The new series of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here starts in November on ITV.

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