Is TOWIE’s Gemma Collins set to go back on I’m A Celebrity?

“I will never ever do a show like this ever,” The Only Way Is Essex star said before quitting last year. Has she had a change of heart?

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We might finally find out what happens at the end of that story about the turtle and the slug as it’s rumoured The Only Way Is Essex’s Gemma Collins is heading back Down Under for 2015’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!

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“Bosses are fascinated to see if she can overcome her fears and stay for the duration,” a source told the Sun

“Although Gemma’s last stint in the jungle was a disaster, she made great TV.”

You may well remember Ms Collins, with her mascara-stained face, deciding enough was enough after a few days in the celebrity slammer eating porridge.

We saw about three days of action (Gemma later told This Morning that she lasted six) and the reality star seemed pretty adamant at the time that that was quite enough jungle experience for her, with Carl Fogarty eventually going on to take the jungle crown

“I’ve got to get out of here. I cannot go another ****ing day in here. It’s not on. It’s absolutely ridiculous. I will never ever do a show like this ever. It’s put me off TV for life,” she sobbed in the Bush Telegraph. “I’m telling you now. It’s winding me up now. This is bull****, man. I can’t handle it. Just get me out of here. I certainly won’t be coming back for more. That’s for sure. Ever, ever, ever, ever.”

Seems pretty decisive, right? “Ever, ever, ever, ever”. But if Collins was to return, she wouldn’t be the first to be a repeat contestant: Katie Price has already done the show twice. The model first took part in 2003 before returning in 2009, during which time she was voted to do six Bushtucker Trials in a row, also eventually walking out, saying enough was enough. 

ITV say that it’s “pure speculation” at this point in terms of who’s taking part, while Collins’s representatives declined to comment. 

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I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! returns later this year on ITV