KATIE Price has a soft spot for the I’m A Celebrity jungle after finding romance there once before – and she’s vowed to only return Down Under with her new man.
The mum of five, 42, was hotly tipped to star in the ITV series this year, which has re-located to Wales amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Bookies Coral placed the Pricey at 6-4 to star, despite her being in recovery for two broken feet suffered during a horror holiday mishap in Turkey.
“The I’m A Celeb camp is like Katie Price’s second home as she has already had two spells on the show and may be set for her third appearance this year, if this latest move in the betting is anything to go by,“ said Coral’s John Hill.
Yet Katie’s spokesperson exclusively told The Sun Online the star will hold back on the I’m A Celebrity Bush Tucker Trials – for now.
She said: “I wouldn’t place any bets on her appearing this year!”
Addressing her physical state, after both her legs were plastered up, they continued: “Katie in her present capacity would not pass the strict heath and safety tests to even qualify for a spot on the show.
“When Katie is fully recovered she’d love to return and take Carl in there with her – the real Tarzan and Jane of the Jungle!”
Katie first starred on I’m A Celebrity’s third series, which aired in 2004, where she met future husband and father to two of her children, Peter Andre.
She then returned for the series’ ninth instalment in 2009 yet it was marred in disappointment after she walked out.
Speaking about her premature exit, she told her YouTube channel: “I was thinking the other day about reality shows what ones I would want to do and stuff like that.
“I did I’m a Celebrity twice and the second time I walked out because I swore on my kids life that’s why I left because I couldn’t go back on it.
“The silly thing is the last challenge they wanted me to do was easy, so really I should have stayed in but I didn’t.”
Yet in a perhaps telling comment, made in the chat last year, she added: “I would definitely do I’m A Celebrity again, 100 percent, third time lucky!
“Would they have me back in the jungle?
“Oh my God I could cause another stir!”
Katie and Carl confirmed their romance in July and she has since hailed him “the one” – so perhaps he will be her perfect third time lucky jungle partner.
Telly fans will now be forced to wait until next winter to see if Katie stars.