Soap legend Julie Goodyear has revealed why she turned down I’m a Celebrity.
Julie, who smokes 100 cigarettes a day said she would have loved to have gone into the jungle, but she couldn’t bear the 23-hour flight without a cigarette. She even wanted to travel to oz by boat but the producers wouldn’t allow it.
Julie, 75, is best known for playing the legendary Bet Lynch in Coronation Street. if she’d have flown over to Australia, she would have had to have packed 4,000 cigarettes to last her the 3 weeks and because producers wouldn’t allow her to travel by ship, she turned the show down. If she’d have travelled by boat, it would have taken her 40 days to get there. WOW.
The soap legend claimed to have kicked her smoking habit back in 2007, but Julies request was revealed in I’m A Celeb producer Lisa Mary London’s new book called Reality Rehab.
Lisa said: “Soap legend Julie Goodyear frustrated me when she rang in person to say she’d love to do the show if we could get her to Australia by boat.
“A 23-hour flight without frequent cigarette breaks was out of the question for the chain-smoking soap diva.”
The book apparently “lifts the lid on reality TV and the cult of modern celebrity according to the Daily Star Sunday.
She took part in Celebrity Big Brother and earnt the nickname “chimney pot” when her fellow housemates were shocked at how many cigarettes she smoked.
I’m pretty gutted she won’t be going into the jungle this year, I think she would have been quite a funny edition, don’t you?
Who else have we got to look forward to seeing then?
It was reported that six-time grand slam tennis champion Boris Becker is set to enter the jungle for a fee of £500,000, so he could pay off his debts of £50million.
“As everyone knows, Boris’ financial situation is desperate,” a source close to the star told the publication. “He needs a way to make a lot of money fast, and has looked to I’m A Celebrity to help him do exactly that.”
Aisleyne Horgan Wallace is hoping to make an appearance in the jungle. The model & actress wanted to cure her fear of creepy crawlies by going down under.
“Aisleyne has wanted to go on I’m A Celebrity for ages but she has never been able to get over the cockroaches,” a source told Metro. “She’s hoping it will fix her phobias and make her jungle ready. She can handle anything but that.”
Charlotte Crosby wants to follow in fellow Geordie’s Vicky Pattison & Scarlett Moffat’s steps by becoming Queen of the jungle. First of all, she has to be allowed in by bosses, after being told her behaviour on Big Brother has ruined her chances of going into the jungle.
Recently a source told The Sun: “Charlotte has signed up to this year’s I’m A Celebrity. She’s nervous but so excited at the same time! She never thought she’d get a chance to go on the show because she thought they wouldn’t take her on because she’s done other reality shows like Big Brother.”
No celebrity names have been officially confirmed yet but other rumoured contestants include Tattoo Fixers Paisley Billings, Made in Chelsea’s Louise Thompson and/or her brother Sam. Rugby player Ben Cohen MBE is said to be wanted by the show’s bosses.
“Ben’s name was straight on the list for this year. He is popular with viewers as his Strictly stint showed, and appeals to sports fans.
“He’s also a gay icon so he ticks a lot of boxes. It looks like the producers might get their man.”
Taekwondo champ Jade Jones, TOWIE’s Danielle Armstrong, Big Brother’s Nikki Grahame (OMG) and Corrie’s Ryan Thomas – following in his younger brothers footsteps.
A source has also told The Sun that Love Island’s Camilla Thurlow, Olivia Attwood and Gabby Allen would all love to go on the show.
“All three of the girls would love to appear on the show, and they would definitely add some glamour to the camp.”
Corries Craig Charles, who was in the jungle in 2014, before a death in his family forced him to leave early, could return to the jungle. We could be seeing more of the Jordan family this year, with Ola Jordan’s husband and former Strictly Come Dancing star James wanting to get in on the action.
A super unpopular celebrity to look out for this year is Katie Hopkins. The former Apprentice star turned media columnist has caused a lot of controversy over the years. Rumour has it she could be entering the jungle this year – she could be this year’s Lady C?
The jungle wouldn’t be complete without a soap legend like Samantha Womack (aka Ronnie Mitchell). We know she’s looking to embark on other adventures, including touring the country as Morticia in the musical comedy The Addams Family. The bookies reckon she will almost definitely be entering the jungle.
And the jungle hottie would have to be Callum Best, He’s been on Celebrity Love Island, Celebrity Come Dine With Me, a show called Paris Hilton’s best friend and Celebrity Big Brother. Is it Callum’s turn to enter the jungle?
Who do you think will be making an appearance on this years show?