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I’m A Celebrity in advanced talks with Boyzone’s Keith Duffy after coronavirus pushed back their tour to 2021

KEITH Duffy is eyeing up a place in camp on this year’s I’m A Celebrity . . . Get Me Out Of Here.

The Boyzone star was asked to take part earlier in the year but was going on tour with Brian McFadden.

After Covid pushed back the 37-date tour until 2021, Keith was tapped up again.

A TV insider said: “Keith has had Zoom meetings with I’m A Celebrity’s booker.

“Since the location moved from Australia to North Wales it’s been a little more tricky to get people on board but the team are confident they sold it well.

“Keith would make for a brilliant campmate with his celebrity tales and his can-do attitude.

“He’s been approached before but the timing has never been right. Everyone hopes that he might take a chance this time around.”

Keith, who joined the cast of Corrie as Ciaran McCarthy, previously said he’d like to do the show.

Yesterday, ITV confirmed The Sun’s story that this year’s show would move from Oz to Gwrych Castle, Abergele, due to Covid restrictions.

IT is best to remain as inconspicuous as possible when you are trying to catch a fish.

But that’s virtually impossible when you are comics Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer.

The pair have picked up the rods once more for another series of Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing, which continues on BBC2 this Sunday at 8pm.

As part of their continued quest to reminisce and indulge this shared hobby, Paul takes Bob to the River Lea in Hertfordshire where he used to fish with his dad as a teenager.

The trip starts off as a rather tranquil affair but predictably ends up with them messing about by the river.

At one point they open up a lunchbox that has been packed with retro snacks – and Bob decides to use a packet of Party Rings as a comedy prop.

I think it is fair to say these two jokers are definitely more funnymen than fishermen.

AFTER establishing herself as one of the best-loved detectives on telly, Vera is back for another series.

Brenda Blethyn will be returning to solve crimes in Northumberland, starting with the murder of a local builder who is beaten to death.

DCI Stanhope has to wade through relationships, jealousy and the bitterness of an ex-wife to catch the criminal.

The first two episodes will be filmed this autumn and released in early 2021, while the remaining four will be filmed next year and air in 2022.

Kenny Doughty (DS Aiden Healy), Jon Morrison (DC Kenny Lockhart), Riley Jones (DC Mark Edwards) and Ibinado Jack (DC Jacqueline Williams) will all be back in their roles.

CORONATION Street will have an hour-long special from 7.30pm on September 11.

It airs the same week EastEnders returns to our screens on BBC1, but there will not be a direct head-to-head clash because the Beeb has moved the regular time slot for the Walford soap from 8pm to 8.30pm.

The double helping means Corrie will technically be on for four episodes that week, for the first time since schedules had to be drastically changed due to Covid restrictions.

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