Caitlyn Jenner to join I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here

Danny Thompson
Contributor
Caitlyn Jenner speaks onstage during the Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin at Saban Theatre on September 07, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

She is part of one of the most famous families on the planet, but according to reports, Caitlyn Jenner looks set to swap caviar for kangaroo bits after agreeing to take part in this year's I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!

The 70-year-old reality star and former athlete is heading to Australia to take part in ITV’s long-running series after agreeing a £500,000 fee with the broadcaster, according to The Sun.

Jenner, who was married to Kim Kardashian's mum Kris, was dubbed a "huge name" by an ITV source.

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The newspaper quotes the source as saying: "She’s such a huge name and a great get for producers.

“ITV think she is one of their best ever signings. It’s a real bolt from the blue. They’ve asked her every year for a long time, but she finally felt the time was right.”

Caitlyn, who is now divorced from Kardashian matriarch Kris, was known as Bruce until coming out as a trans woman in 2015.

Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom, Kris Jenner Kendall Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West, Caitlyn Jenner, Kylie Jenner attend Kanye West Yeezy Season 3 at Madison Square Garden on February 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Yeezy Season 3)

Jenner first become known to the public as an athlete, winning a gold medal in Decathlon at the 1976 Olympics.

Wider recognition was to come with a starring role in Keeping Up with the Kardashians in 2007.

She has six children with three ex-wives, including Kris Jenner - their two being reality megastars Kendall and Kylie Jenner.

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The rumour mill for the series is now fully in motion. Other celebrities The Sun say are in contention include Nadine Coyle or Girls Aloud, Lauren Branning actress Jacqueline Jossa, former Arsenal and England striker and retired rugby player James Haskell.

However, ITV told The Sun: “Any names are spec­ulation until we officially an­nounce our line up.”

Harry Redknapp was named king of the jungle in last year’s series. This year’s I’m a Celebrity… is due to start in ITV on Sunday 17 November.