Lisa Riley has turned down I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! despite repeated attempts by producers to secure her for the show because she’d find it too boring.
The actress, 45, who plays Mandy Dingle in Emmerdale, said she is content in her role in the soap and is happy to turn down the reality television offer.
She told the Daily Star: ‘I love playing Mandy so much, that’s why I keep turning down other good roles.
‘They offer me I’m A Celebrity every year and every year I say “no”.
‘It’s not because of all the creepy crawlies or the challenges, I actually wouldn’t mind those.
‘I would just be so bored in there. I have so much energy from the moment I wake up to the moment I go to sleep.
Lisa, who says her Emmerdale character Mandy is reaching soap legend status, says she’d find camp life boring (Picture: ITV)
‘Being sat in camp all day would send me crazy. I would need to be stimulated all the time.’
Lisa’s comments come after it emerged earlier this week that she’d signed a new contract with ITV to appear on the soap.
The star first played Mandy between 1995 and 2001 and reprised her iconic role in 2019, and she is set to remain on screen.
She told the Mirror: ‘I honestly still pinch myself that I get to play such an amazing character as Mandy.
‘I can’t put into words how much I love it. I’ve just re-signed my contract and I have no plans to leave.’
She added: ‘It’s nice to know that I get loads of offers from other dramas, but I am happy to say no at the moment because I am super, super happy.
‘I am really proud to play Mandy. She is starting to get iconic soap status and I love that.’
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