Richard Madeley ‘is about to participate in the new series of I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! after signing a contract estimated at £ 200,000 ‘
Richard Madeley has reportedly signed for this year’s I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!
The TV presenter, 65, has reportedly signed a contract worth an estimated £ 200,000 to participate in the next series which will again take place at Gwrych Castle in Wales.
According to The Sun, Richard is a longtime fan of the show and has been a target of producers for some time.
New gig: Richard Madeley would have signed for this year’s series I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!
A source said: “Richard has been questioned year after year, but the timing has never been right. But now, finally, he has said ‘Yes’.
“He’s a favorite of ITV executives. It’s brilliant on screen and on screen, so it seemed like the right time to throw caution to the wind and eat animal pieces.
“It’s a fantastic shot and a fan favorite. Once you reassemble it, it goes away – it will earn the castle gold.
Richard’s son-in-law James Haskell, married to his daughter Chloe, appeared on the show’s 2019 series, with Richard flying to Australia to support him.
Deal: The TV presenter, 65, is said to have signed a contract worth an estimated £ 200,000 to participate in the upcoming series (pictured on Extra Camp)
He also appeared on the spinoff show of the Extra Camp program that year.
MailOnline has reached out to representatives for Richard Madeley and ITV for comment.
It comes after reports that Dame Arlene Phillips has also signed up to compete in this year’s series.
News of Arlene’s signing was reported by The Mirror, with sources telling the newspaper that the former dancer will have no trouble dealing with the cold interior of Gwrych Castle – because she is “strong and tough”.
Big name: According to The Sun, Richard has long been a fan of the show and has been a target of producers for quite some time (pictured with wife Judy Finnigan in 2020)
A source said: “He’s a favorite of ITV executives. He’s brilliant on screen and onscreen, so it seemed like now was the time to be cautious and eat chunks of animals ”(pictured with daughter Chloé in 2018)
They told the newspaper in full: “Arlene is strong and tough and her energy is limitless.
“No doubt she will make the group dance around the campfire in order to fight the cold and keep morale up. Should be fun. ‘
Representatives for Arlene declined to comment when approached by MailOnline.
Meanwhile, Louise Minchin was reportedly approached by ITV bosses to join the show’s programming.
Exciting: This comes after reports that Dame Arlene Phillips has also signed up to take part in this year’s series (pictured this year)
A source told The Sun: “There is a long tradition of reality TV shows targeting news anchors and I’m A Celebrity is no different.
“Victoria Derbyshire was already on the show and has proven to be very popular with viewers. ITV hopes they can do the same with Louise and approached her to come on board.
The next series will be filmed again at Gwrych Castle in North Wales after ITV bosses ruled out a return to Australia due to travel restrictions on the country’s east coast, currently in the midst of a other lock.
New project? BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin was reportedly approached by I’m A Celebrity bosses to join the show’s lineup (pictured in 2014)