ITV producers have apparently BANNED reality stars from the new series of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here.
The show, which returns in the autumn could see a blanket ban on TOWIE, Geordie Shore and other reality TV show stars.
Bosses are said to want more credible stars on I’m A Celeb after Geordie Shore’s Vicky Pattison won last year.
The 28-year-old beat X Factor and ex-Union J singer George Shelley and The Only Way is Essex’s Ferne McCann to be crowned Queen of the Jungle.
However, other contestants have complained that reality stars have an unfair advantage because they’re used to being filmed 24/7 and they often have large fanbase voting for them.
According to new reports, because of this, show chiefs plan to follow the example of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and avoid reality stars all together.
“The last series got a ribbing for having so many reality show stars and giving them lots of camera time.”
“This year I’m A Celeb wants to go back to its roots by signing up more cult favourites from the past and current, newsworthy personnel,” a source told The Sun.
“The last series got a ribbing for having so many reality show stars and giving them lots of camera time.
“Despite them providing most entertainment, bosses are keen to lure more credible campmates.”
Previous reality stars who have taken part include TOWIE’s Mark Wright and Gemma Collins, as well as Made In Chelsea’s Hugo Taylor and Spencer Matthews.
I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! returns in November on ITV.