The ITV show wants to move away from sending reality TV favourites into the jungle and give other celebs a chance.
‘I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here’ is reportedly set to ban reality TV stars from competing on the show, in favour of more “credible” names. Reality stars have traditionally had great success on the jungle show, but other former contestants are said to think they have an “unfair advantage.”
Last year’s Queen of the Jungle Vicky Pattison
The Sun reports the show bosses have vowed to ban reality stars from competing on the next series, which begins in November. Producers are said to be looking to emulate BBC1’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, which avoids casting reality names.
Gemma's on-off boyfriend Stephen Mortimer has been sent back to prison for breaching the terms of his release after he moved into her house.
Gemma Collins’ boyfriend has reportedly been sent back to jail without her knowledge, as he apparently breached his conditions of being free on licence by agreeing to move in with the current ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ star.
While the former star of ‘The Only Way is Essex’ is taking part in the reality TV show, no doubt unaware of events, her partner Stephen Mortimer has been put back behind bars for another 28 days after he handed himself in to police following the breach of his licence terms.
Former 'TOWIE' star Gemma Collins entering the 'Celebrity Big Brother' house
More additions include Daniella Westbrook and David Gest.
Yes, it's that time again; 'Celebrity Big Brother' is set to bring another set of semi-celebrities together for another stretch of high tensions, mind games, tears and tantrums, and potential love affairs. The line-up was leaked ahead of the official announcement, but it turns out that the rumours are true for this year's set.
Gemma Collins goes from 'I'm A Celeb...' to 'Celebrity Big Brother'
This year's group consists of soap actors, reality stars, international socialites and, for good measure, a politician. Most of them are cast-offs from 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here', though 'Big Brother' could prove to be even more of a rough ride than the jungle - even despite being well fed.
Continue reading: Gemma Collins Leads Line-Up For 'Celebrity Big Brother' 2016
After four long years on ‘TOWIE’ Gemma Collins left the show in August.
After quitting ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ last month, Gemma Collins has revealed why she decided to depart from the ITV series after four years on the show. Speaking to The Daily Star, Collins said a big part of her decision to leave the show was due to the social media abuse she suffered.
Gemma Collins has said social media abuse led her to quit TOWIE.
“I would look in the mirror and wonder who I was. There was so much pressure. I used to have so much diarrhoea constantly. I used to be in bits before filming or going out,” Collins told the newspaper.
Continue reading: Gemma Collins Says She Quit 'TOWIE' Over Social Media Abuse
Gemma Collins - A host of British television stars were photographed on the red carpet at The National Television Awards 2015 which were held at the O2 arena in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 21st January 2015