AFL star Adam Cooney tipped to join I’m A Celebrity Australia

AFL star Adam Cooney is tipped to join the new season of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! Australia

Former AFL star Adam Cooney is tipped to be heading to the jungle as one of the cast members of the newest series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Australia. 

The Western Bulldogs and Essendon star has already successfully transitioned into the broadcasting world on the Channel Seven show, Armchair Experts.

Now, it looks like he’ll be swapping a comfy studio for wilderness camping and bushtucker trials in South Africa, according to the Herald Sun. 

The sportsman – who won the AFL’s prestigious individual medal in 2008 – is expected to join the show along some other big names when it airs on Channel 10 from April 2. 

Rumours have been swirling about who else will join the ninth series of the popular programme. 

Former AFL star Adam Cooney (pictured) is tipped to be heading to the jungle as one of the cast members of the newest series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Australia

It looks like he'll be swapping a comfy studio for wilderness camping and bushtucker trials in South Africa

It looks like he’ll be swapping a comfy studio for wilderness camping and bushtucker trials in South Africa

A recent trailer for the reality TV show confirms a footballer, comedian, boxer and chef have signed on

A recent trailer for the reality TV show confirms a footballer, comedian, boxer and chef have signed on

A recent trailer for the reality TV show confirms a footballer, comedian, boxer and chef have signed on – and an insider recently weighed in on the potential picks.

‘Rugby league star Sam Burgess would have to be front-runner. And the comedian is either Tommy Little or Peter Helliar,’ the source told New Idea.

They added that celebrity chef Shannon Bennett and lightweight boxing champion Lauryn Eagle were also likely candidates.

‘Tommy is one of the last comedians on Ten’s books and they might need to tie up a few loose ends with Pete’s contract after he left The Project,’ said the spy.

Rugby league star Sam Burgess (pictured) is tipped to be heading into the jungle

Rugby league star Sam Burgess (pictured) is tipped to be heading into the jungle

Celebrity chef Shannon Bennett is a likely candidate for the new series

Celebrity chef Shannon Bennett is a likely candidate for the new series

‘And after a few run-ins with the law, Lauryn seems well-suited for a redemption appearance.’ 

The upcoming season of I’m a Celebrity will be presented by Dr Chris Brown, 44, and Julia Morris, 54. 

This is despite Dr Chris Brown quitting Channel 10 after 15 years, and signing with rival network Channel Seven.

The latest trailer shows the hosts performing a song with back-up dancers and wild animals on a plane headed to the African jungle. 

An insider believes Tommy Little (pictured) will be heading to South Africa for the show

An insider believes Tommy Little (pictured) will be heading to South Africa for the show 

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