The Chase star Jenny 'The Vixen' Ryan tipped for Celebrity X Factor line-up

Bolton brainbox could be about to audition for Simon Cowell

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The Chase star Jenny Ryan, a.k.a. The Vixen, is the latest famous face rumoured to be in talks for Celebrity X Factor.

The brainboxes on the smash hit ITV daytime gameshow have slowly been making names for themselves on reality TV.

Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett faced the challenge of Sugar Free Farm, while Anne ‘The Governess’ Hegerty was a much-loved I’m A Celebrity campmate last year.

Now Jenny is reportedly about to enter the limelight – on a show that might come as a surprise.

According to The Sun, she is the latest candidate for the upcoming celebrity version of Simon Cowell’s singing contest The X Factor.

The professional quizzer is no stranger to music, as she sings and plays ukulele for band Nanukes Of The North.

“If people are surprised by the name, they’ll be even more taken aback by just how good Jenny’s voice is,” an insider said.

“She might just turn out to be the dark horse of Celebrity X Factor.”

It wouldn’t be the first time Jenny has shown off her vocals on national television.

All five Chasers won the BBC’s Let’s Sing and Dance in 2017, with their take on The Wizard of Oz.

She also performed on an episode of ITV’s doomed late-night project The Nightly Show.

Celebrity X Factor is one of two spin-offs Simon is planning to air this year instead of a regular series.

The winner will apparently receive a Syco record deal – a sign that he is taking it far more seriously than the last famous version, X Factor: Battle Of The Stars.

Other contestants could include Vinnie Jones, TOWIE’s Gemma Collins and James Argent, and a group of Love Islanders.

The other spin-off will be an ‘all-stars’ edition, featuring former X Factor favourites competing to become champion of champions.

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