Reports claim that Blue and Hollyoaks star Duncan James will be taking part in ITV’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here.

Following in the footsteps of his former band mates Antony Costa who competed in 2005, and Simon Webbe in 2008, both finishing in fifth place, Duncan will be aiming to do even better, having supposedly signed up to follow in their footsteps.

The 41-year-old is said to have agreed a big-money deal to head Down Under later this year.

ITV bosses were apparently eager to land Duncan – as the show will force him to confront his phobia of snakes.

“Duncan has been approached in the past for I’m A Celebrity but the timing wasn’t right — until now,” a source said.

“With his good looks and personality, he is the perfect fit for the jungle.”

Blue scored a string of hits in the early noughties, and released a further two top 20 albums after reuniting to represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011.

Away from the band, Duncan has been a contestant on Dancing On Ice and a judge on Don’t Stop Believing.

He released a solo album in 2006 and has acted on both stage and television, portraying Ryan Knight in Hollyoaks.


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