TV presenter Gail Porter has reportedly backed out of appearing on the ITV1 reality TV show, I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here, at the eleventh hour.
The show bosses wasted no time in drafting in a replacement celeb to take over from the 39-year-old after she bailed at the last minute without any reason being given.
23-year-old glamour model and bunny girl Kayla Collins is now said to be on her way to the jungle in place of Gail Porter.
Show insiders believe Gail’s last minute dash to the exit may be due to the tough tasks she could face on the programme which is set in the Australian jungle. The notoriously grizzly bush tucker trials have apparently got the better of many a celeb in the past who’ve also bolted when reality hit home.
However there has been another unexpected twist in this story as another report has emerged claiming the mother-of-one was never in the running to enter the jungle in the first place. In a statement Gail Porter’s agent confirmed these reports saying her client had not agreed to appear on the show, adding that the TV presenter is unable to appear on every programme she is offered.
The line-up for the new series of I’m a Celebrity is believed to include amongst others, X-Factor singer Stacey Solomon, actor Nigel Havers, former MP Lembit Opik, athlete Linford Christie, actress Britt Ekland, Sheryl Gascoigne.