SERIOUSLY? I’m a Celebrity… to BAN reality stars from taking part

Reality TV stars are entertaining, controversial and love being in front of the camera so you’d think they’d be ideal contestants for I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here.

But – according to new reports – ITV looks set to ban those of reality TV fame from entering its famous jungle because they have an “unfair advantage” over the show’s other participants.

According to The Telegraph, I’m a Celeb… bosses want to ditch reality stars from November’s line-up in favour of more “credible” names.

A number of the show’s former contestants are said to have complained that reality TV personalities have an “unfair advantage” in the jungle because they are used to being filmed close up and have large social media followings.

A Sun source said: “The last series got a ribbing for having so many reality show stars and giving them lots of camera time.”

“Despite them providing most entertainment, bosses are keen to lure more credible campmates.”

Given that TV personalities from Geordie Shore, The Only Way Is Essex and Made in Chelsea have proven very popular in recent years, it will be interesting to see how the decision to exclude them will play out.

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