Lucy Mecklenburgh 'joins Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls cast'

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Lucy Mecklenburgh has been tipped to join the cast of the Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls this year.

Currently The Island with Bear Grylls is on Channel 4 with a bunch of 'normal' folk, but a second celebrity series is set to air in the autumn.

Just like the main show, it'll see the celebs dumped on a remote island to fend for themselves, filming how they get on at every step of the way.

"Lucy can’t wait to get involved with all the survival tasks," a source told The Sun newspaper. “She’s a bit of a tomboy at heart and is looking forward to showing the nation what she can really do.”

It was previously reported that soap actor Ryan Thomas had also signed up to the show.

It comes two years after Ryan was dropped from the line up of Bear's ITV series Mission Survive.

"Ryan is really looking forward to testing himself on The Island," a source told The Sun newspaper. “He was excited to take part in Mission Survive a couple of years ago but it was decided by all involved that it might not be the most appropriate time given his busy personal life.

“He hopes he can give it a proper crack this time round.”

Those on the cast for the first series of Celebrity Island include JLS singer Aston Merrygold, TOWIE's Lydia Bright and Made In Chelsea star Ollie Locke.

Although not yet confirmed, the series is expected to begin around October time on Channel 4.

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