Despite being branded vile by her castmates in 2007, Janet Dickinson is being wooed with ‘big money’ to return to I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here.
The former model and TV host has reportedly been offered a large sum by show bosses to sign up for the upcoming special all-stars spin-off show.
The new series is expected to star some of the most talked about contestants from over the years.
While Janice, 67, was despised and even branded vile by some of her jungle castmates, she became a viewer favourite and ended up placing second on the ITV reality show.
A source told The Sun: ‘Although she really stirred things up, she was also hugely popular with the viewers at home, who loved the fact that she kept everyone on their toes.
‘That’s why she finished second behind that year’s King of the Jungle, Christopher Biggins.
‘ITV will be hoping for a repeat performance from Janice as they try to get a mix of stars, each bringing their own qualities.’
Janice’s time in the Australian jungle, almost 15 years ago, was certainly eventful.
The fashion icon, who was one of the most successful models of the 1970s and 1980s and describes herself as the world’s first supermodel, was at the centre of blazing rows on the show due to her commentary and controversial views about campmates.
Winner Biggins called the mother-of-two the ‘biggest b***h of all time’ while they starred on the show and later said that she ‘didn’t get on with anyone’.
When they made the final two, he revealed: ‘She was so shocked when she didn’t win. She immediately got in her car and went home.’
While bagging Janice, who made headlines last year for slamming the current spate of supermodels, incliding Bella and GigI Hadid, will be a coup for the ITV show and will almost certainly bring the drama, fans will have to wait to see if she is game.
In the meantime, other stars are already set to sign for the show – reportedly including nutritionist Gillian McKeith, who appeared in 2010 and fainted during a challenge and ex-royal butler Paul Burrell, who placed second in 2004.
Last week, boxer Amir Khan, who was a contestant in 2017, also teased a return to the show.
Other celebrity names speculated to be returning to the jungle include former jungle queen and Made in Chelsea alum Georgia ‘Toff’ Toffolo.
Renowned shower scene bombshell Myleene Klass has also since teased her I’m a Celeb return.
The all-star series is reported to be taking place in South Africa next year as a spin-off alongside the main show, which will make its return to Australia after two years.
The past two series have taken place in a castle inn Wales rather than the jungle due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the difficulties with international travel during this time.