I'm A Celebrity 2016 line up: Danny Baker 'is most expensive signing so far'


Danny Baker has been tipped to take part in I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

The comic, screenwriter and radio DJ is said to have scooped the biggest fee of the series so far with a 'six figure deal'.

And the news follows Danny revealing he had beaten cancer earlier this month, six years on from the initial diagnosis.

“He’s a real broadcasting legend and so bosses were desperate to sign him," a source told The Sun newspaper. “Danny doesn’t need the money but producers made him an offer he just couldn’t refuse.

“He’s a real curve ball name, and they’re the sort of signings ITV want.”

The insider claimed that Danny was "absolutely buzzing" to be entering the jungle when the new series begins next month.

They added: “He’s always been a fan of the show and can’t wait to be thrust back into the public eye again having stepped out of the spotlight for some time to battle the disease."

Another name linked to the show today is former England spin bowler Monty Panesar.

He could follow in the footsteps of fellow cricketer Phil Tufnell who won I'm A Celeb in 2003.

Meanwhile, other rumoured stars on the I'm A Celebrity 2016 cast include Olympic hockey star Maddie Hinch, TV presenter Carol Vorderman, American actress Ayda Field and actor Craig Charles, who appeared in 2014 but left camp after the tragic death of a relative.


More potential celebrity campers are Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding, Gogglebox's Scarlett Moffatt and footballer Robbie Savage.

Ex Stirctly pros Aliona Vilani and Ola Jordan have also been linked, although the rumours suggest only one of them will be invited along.

I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here is back on ITV next month (November).

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