Joey Essex is rumoured to be considering quitting The Only Way Is Essex in favour of a stint on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!. The reality show regular is one of the longest-serving members of the ITV2 show, but could be on the verge of walking out in favour of the Australian jungle.
The Mirror reports that he feels his popularity is now at its peak, and he is ready to capitalise on it. The paper adds that his only concern is the fact that 15% of his appearance fee would have to be handed over to TOWIE bosses, due to a clause in his contract.
Mark Wright previously blazed the trail, finishing in the runner-up slot on the 2011 series and going on to score more work for digital channels. Other stars rumoured to be up for consideration include Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian, who were first linked back in May. “I’m a Celeb could be set to offer their biggest ever fee to secure the girls,” a source told the Daily Star.
“In an ideal world they’d love to get Kim in the Aussie jungle but they know that would never happen.”