I'm A Celebrity 2016: Olympic hockey star Maddie Hinch to join the jungle?


Hockey Player Maddie Hinch has become the latest Olympian linked to I'm A Celebrity 2016.

The goalie of Great Britain & Northern Ireland's women's team brought home gold in Rio earlier this summer.

Apparently, Maddie has told her teammates she's up for a stint in the jungle if she can fit it into her schedule.

A source told The Sun newspaper: “I’m A Celeb bosses love getting a sportsperson in the jungle, especially an Olympian. Louis Smith was one name they looked at, but they’re very keen on Maddie.

“She fits the bill as she’s really good fun, isn’t afraid to get stuck in during difficult situations and gets on with people well."

They added: “She might not be the most famous name in the jungle this year but she’s an athlete at the top of her game as proved by the fact she has a gold medal to show for her efforts this summer.”

As well as Maddie and Louis, other Olympians linked to the jungle this year include boxer Nicola Adams and gymnast Adam Peaty.

More names linked to the new series include Carol Vorderman, TV and radio presenter Lisa Snowdon, American actress Ayda Field and ex Strictly pros Aliona Vilani and Ola Jordan.

Further rumoured campers are Craig Charles, who appeared briefly in a previous series, Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding, Gogglebox's Scarlett Moffatt and footballer Robbie Savage.

Other potential celebrities on the cast 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.

The I'm A Celebrity 2016 return date is set for November on ITV.