Corrie fan favourite Jennie McAlpine is reportedly set to become the latest star to sign up for I’m a Celebrity.
The actress, who plays lovable Fiz Brown in the long running soap, is understood to have wanted by bosses to enter the jungle for years.
Jennie, 33, who is expected to be a hit with viewers because of her bubbly personality, is due to sign up for the show very soon, an insider has revealed.
Rumours: Corrie fan favourite Jennie McAlpine, who plays the lovable Fiz, is reportedly set to become the latest star to sign up for I’m a Celebrity
And the Bury lass has finally relented, The Sun reports, having been offered a short leave of absence from her commitments on Coronation Street.
A show insider told The Sun: ‘Jennie’s been on the wishlist for some time and, after a lot of persuasion, she’s agreed to take part this year.
‘Corrie have given it the green light because they’ve been able to reschedule her storyline filming — so everything has finally fallen into place.
‘She’s bubbly and great fun, so the hope is she’ll be a great addition. The producers are over the moon to get her.’
Fan favourite: Jennie, 33, who is expected to be a hit with viewers because of her bubbly personality, is due to sign up for the show very soon, an insider has revealed
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Jennie has played Fiz since 2001 and also runs a restaurant in Manchester with her husband Chris Farr.
Meanwhile, fellow actor Jamie Lomas could be joining the star as reports suggest the soap star could be heading into the jungle for this year.
A bevy of single women including Made In Chelsea’s Georgia Toffolo, The Saturdays’ Vanessa White and reality star Charlotte Crosby are tipped for the line-up.
Jamie is single following his divorce from Coronation Street beauty Kym Marsh.
The former flames, who share son Archie Jay Lomas, were married in a romantic ceremony in 2012 but they parted ways for good in 2014.
The actor is best known for his role as Warren Fox in the British soap Hollyoaks, a part he is set to love and leave once again in an upcoming episode.
Revealed: The actor announced he will be leaving Hollyoaks as the resident bad boy Warren Fox in a dramatic upcoming episode in November
He first played the resident bad boy from 2006 until 2011 and he made a comeback when he reprised his role five years later in May 2016.
But the soap star revealed he made the decision to leave the show once again as he would like to try his hand at other things.
He made the admission on a television appearance on This Morning in November.
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Limelight: Jamie is best known for his role as Warren Fox in the British soap Hollyoaks, a part he is set to love and leave once again in an upcoming episode
The actor divulged: ‘Just to try other things really. I like to go in and have a little time there then come out and try something else. Maybe I’ll go back in time.’
Prior to Hollyoaks, the British actor’s acting portfolio also boasts of small roles on television shows Casualty and Heartbeat in 2005.
In June 2013, the star also joined Albert Square for a stint on EastEnders as the newcomer Jake Stone.
Blast from the past! Jamie played the resident bad boy from 2006 until 2011 and he made a comeback when he reprised his role five years later in May 2016