EastEnders star Jake Wood is in “advanced talks” for I’m A Celebrity, it was reported.
The 48-year-old Max Branning actor has reportedly already met with jungle bosses to discuss a spot on this year’s series on the ITV show.
According to The sun The actor would like to register when he is offered a place.
A source said: “He would like to go to the jungle.
“He thinks it would be a big challenge for him and of course he’s seen how well other EastEnders stars have done on the show.”
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The show is reportedly set to return to Australia this year after the pandemic forced it to film in the UK last year.
Instead of in the jungle, viewers saw last year’s celebrity in a cold castle in North Wales.
Another source added, “The casting team has already booked half of the camp members and has some phenomenal names to show off.”
EastEnders star Jake Wood gets his first new role since he left the soap
Jake left EastEnders earlier this year after playing Max Branning for 15 years.
It was revealed last month that he had gotten his first major role since his cancellation.
He will star in the upcoming piece 2:22 A Ghost Story.
Jake announced the news on his Instagram account and shared a poster from the piece.
He titled the post: “Buzzing to announcement @ 222aghoststory. Incredible new game, incredible team, book your tickets now www.222aghoststory. ”
Lily Allen, Hadley Fraser and Julia Chan also star in the play.
The play was written by Danny Robbins and is scheduled to run for 11 weeks.
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The story follows Jenny, played by Lily Allen, who tries to convince her husband Sam (Hadley Fraser) that their new home is haunted, but he doesn’t believe it.
They have two friends Lauren (Julia Chan) and their new partner Ben (Jake Wood) for dinner.
The four of them decide to stay up until the early hours of the morning to witness the creepy goings-on.
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