Following months of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here line-up speculation, Homes Under the Hammer host Martin Roberts has become the latest celebrity rumoured to be heading to the jungle.
Martin, who has hosted the BBC property series since 2003, will reportedly fly to the Australian outback in the next two weeks, joining EastEnders’ star Larry Lamb, whose campmate status has allegedly been confirmed.
“Martin is a hugely popular daytime presenter, regularly watched by around a million people every day,” a source told The Sun. “They’re hoping Martin will draw in the housewives’ vote and think his quick wit and fun side will really come through on the show.”
The TV insider continued: “He’s naturally very funny, but BBC1 viewers normally only get snippets from him as he goes from auction to auction on Homes Under the Hammer. Producers reckon he’ll go down well with viewers.”
This would actually be Martin’s second stint as a reality TV contestant, as the 53-year-old previously appeared in the Celebrity MasterChef kitchen in 2010, but he couldn’t handle the heat and was subsequently eliminated after the first round.
If rumours are true, Martin will be joining the likes of McFly’s Tom Fletcher, Cheryl’s ex Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, Made In Chelsea’s Spencer Matthews and Lauren Hutton, Absolutely Fabulous star Helen Lederer and Michael Jackson’s former doctor Conrad Murray.
And it could be more terrifying than ever before, as the unsuspecting campmates are reportedly set to endure some of the most challenging conditions yet, with half a million bugs ordered for the Bushtucker Trials.
Needless to say, we can’t wait. I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here returns to our screens in November.