Fans want to raise £5 million after Piers Morgan names his price for 'I'm A Celebrity'

Julia Hunt
Contributor
Piers Morgan takes a selfie with Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, 2016. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! fans want to start a crowdfunding campaign after Piers Morgan said he would enter the jungle for £5 million.

The presenter named his price after calls for him to swap the Good Morning Britain studio for the jungle camp Down Under.

I’m A Celebrity hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly have said they would like to see Morgan roughing it on the ITV series, and a newspaper also urged him to sign up.

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But Morgan tweeted: “Sure.. £5 million & I’ll do it.”

He followed it up with another post which said: “Like I said, £5 million & I’ll come and munch kangaroo testicles.

“Not a penny less.”

Piers Morgan poses for photographers upon arrival at the GQ magazine Awards at the Tate Modern in London, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. (Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

However, Morgan’s comments may just backfire.

There is a chance he hasn’t priced himself out of the show, as fans are now talking about raising five million pounds to make sure he enters the jungle.

“We’ll crowd fund you...” suggested one fan on Twitter, while another said: “I’ll chip in some money.”

“How much for Love Island?” quipped another.

Morgan’s posts came after Ant and Dec claimed he kept “wriggling out” of doing the programme, which sees celebrity campers facing all sorts of trials in the Australian jungle.

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Speaking at the Royal Television Society conference in Cambridge, Dec said: “Piers has said he would do it for a certain amount of money, which I think we could meet, but he keeps on wriggling out of it.

“We have a list that we get every year and we add to it and subtract from it.”

He said that they also had their sights set on Richard Madeley, Tim Westwood and Alan Shearer as campers for the next series of the programme.

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