Kerry Katona turns down the chance to star on I’m A Celebrity All Stars series

‘She couldn’t make it work’: Kerry Katona ‘turns down the chance to star on I’m A Celebrity All Stars’ despite previously being crowned queen of the jungle in 2004

She was crowned queen of the jungle on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here  in 2004. 

But Kerry Katona is understood to have turned down the opportunity to feature on a forthcoming All Star version of the hit ITV series after meeting with bosses on Wednesday. 

The former Atomic Kitten singer, 42, reportedly ‘couldn’t make it work’ with her busy schedule after already ‘committing to another TV show’. 

Missing out: Kerry Katona has turned down the opportunity to star on the hit ITV series I'm A Celebrity All Stars after meeting with bosses on Wednesday

Missing out: Kerry Katona has turned down the opportunity to star on the hit ITV series I’m A Celebrity All Stars after meeting with bosses on Wednesday

A source told The Sun: ‘Kerry met with ITV bosses to discuss the opportunity but made the difficult decision to pass on it.

‘She is so grateful for her time in the jungle and loves the show, but couldn’t make it work as she had already committed to another TV show.’

Mailonline has contacted a representative for Helen for comment, in relation to this story. 

Wow: The Atomic Kitten singer, 42, who was crowned queen of the jungle on I'm A Celebrity in 2004, 'couldn't make it work' with her busy schedule after 'committing to another TV show'

Wow: The Atomic Kitten singer, 42, who was crowned queen of the jungle on I’m A Celebrity in 2004, ‘couldn’t make it work’ with her busy schedule after ‘committing to another TV show’

A source told The Sun: 'Kerry met with ITV bosses to discuss the opportunity but made the difficult decision to pass on it. She is so grateful for her time in the jungle and loves the show'

A source told The Sun: ‘Kerry met with ITV bosses to discuss the opportunity but made the difficult decision to pass on it. She is so grateful for her time in the jungle and loves the show’

A spokesperson for Kerry told The Sun: ‘Kerry did have meetings to take part in I’m A Celebrity All Stars but due to other filming commitments, she was unable to take part.

‘Not being able to take part in the show will come as a blow for Kerry, as she said last year that she would love to do an all-stars version of the smash hit series.’

Stars have reportedly jetted off to South Africa to film the new series which will see the some of the most memorable campmates take on bushtucker trials once again.  

Missing out: Stars have reportedly jetted off to South Africa to film the new series which will see the some of the most memorable campmates take on bushtucker trials once again

Missing out: Stars have reportedly jetted off to South Africa to film the new series which will see the some of the most memorable campmates take on bushtucker trials once again

Last year, Kerry told The Daily Star: ‘I’ll definitely go back in. I thought, 20 year anniversary, they might do an all stars with the king and queens.’

She joked: ‘I wouldn’t want to lose my crown!’

The all-star spin off show is set to run alongside the normal series of the show in 2023, with Myleene Klass and Paul Burrell reportedly in the returning line-up.

While You Are What You Eat star Gillian McKeith, 62, Diversity’s Jordan Banjo, Countdown’s Carol Vorderman, 61, and soap star Dean Gaffney, 44, are also thought to be heading in.

Get me in there! The show’s most memorable  celebrities who could make a jungle return 

Series one winner Tony Blackburn 

First man: Series One in 2002 saw Radio 1 DJ crowned winner after two weeks in the camp, in a series that is viewed tame by today's standards

First man: Series One in 2002 saw Radio 1 DJ crowned winner after two weeks in the camp, in a series that is viewed tame by today’s standards

 DJ Tony rose above the petty rows of the debut series, and after winning the hearts of viewers with his love of logs, 11 million saw him be crowned the first King of the Jungle. 

Series two quitter Danniella Westbrook

Struggling: Series two star Danniella Westbrook  quit the show nine days in

Struggling: Series two star Danniella Westbrook  quit the show nine days in

EastEnders actress Danniella quit the show nine days in after begging viewers to vote her out, admitting she’d rather be in Holloway Prison then spend another day in the camp.

Series three love birds Katie Price and Peter Andre

Blossoming: I'm A Celebrity's third instalment saw the birth of Peter Andre and Katie Price's romance and later marriage

Blossoming: I’m A Celebrity’s third instalment saw the birth of Peter Andre and Katie Price’s romance and later marriage

I’m A Celebrity’s third instalment is thought by many to be the one that took it from popular reality show to ITV juggernaut, as it saw the birth of the one of the most iconic marriages in celebrity history.

Singer Peter Andre and glamour model Katie Price (known then as Jordan) fell in love in front of viewers’ eyes despite being from polar opposite worlds, and went onto marry a year after leaving the show, before divorcing in 2009.

Series three winner Kerry Katona 

Let her reign! A record-breaking 14 million viewers saw Kerry Katona, be crowned series three champion

Let her reign! A record-breaking 14 million viewers saw Kerry Katona, be crowned series three champion

The third series saw a record-breaking 14 million viewers watch Atomic Kitten star Kerry Katona be crowned series champion, making her the show’s first Queen of the Jungle. 

Series six bikini babe Myleene Klass

'Best $40 I ever spent!': Myleene Klass was the breakout star of the 2006 series thanks to her white bikini and shower scenes

‘Best $40 I ever spent!’: Myleene Klass was the breakout star of the 2006 series thanks to her white bikini and shower scenes

2006 saw the birth of an I’m A Celebrity staple – the bikini shower scene – as singer Myleene Klass made headlines with her incredible white two-piece as she cleaned herself under the jungle shower. 

Series nine fainter Gillian McKeith 

What happened? I'm A Celebrity 2010 is remembered for one thing and one thing only: the moment Gillian McKeith fainted on live television

What happened? I’m A Celebrity 2010 is remembered for one thing and one thing only: the moment Gillian McKeith fainted on live television

Viewers delighted in watching Gillian McKeith scream with terror as she face trial after trial after trial, bringing back barely any food which led to rising tensions in the camp.

But it was clear the stars were thrilled when Gillian was forced to pull out of the trial for ‘fainting,’ with Linford Christie taking her place and earning close to a full house.

It’s been disputed down the years whether Gillian’s faint was real, with Britt Ekland declaring: ‘She’s maybe as good of an actress as I am.’

Gillian proved to be one of the series’ standout stars as she was exposed for smuggling condiments into camp using specially-made underwear.

Series 12 screamer Helen Flanagan 

What is she doing? In series 12 Helen Flanagan reportedly annoyed producers and even hosts Ant and Dec by quitting numerous challenges without even giving them a try

What is she doing? In series 12 Helen Flanagan reportedly annoyed producers and even hosts Ant and Dec by quitting numerous challenges without even giving them a try

Soap star Helen reportedly annoyed producers and even hosts Ant and Dec by quitting numerous challenges without even giving them a try, causing tension in the camp as the celebrities went without food for nearly 10 days. 

But it seemed miracles could happen in the jungle, as Helen magically overcame her fears during her sixth trial Deadly Delivery which saw her bring back 12 stars for the camp.

Series 14 diva Gemma Collins

I quit! TOWIE favourite Gemma Collins quit series 14 after just two days in camp

I quit! TOWIE favourite Gemma Collins quit series 14 after just two days in camp

Despite admitting she ‘could be like Bear Grylls’ once she got into the jungle, TOWIE star Gemma struggled to make it that far, as she broke down in tears mere seconds after stepping into the helicopter.

After eventually arriving in the jungle, Gemma failed to settle in the camp life, admitting she was convinced she had malaria, and quit after just two days.

Series 15 aristocrat Lady Colin Campbell 

Clashes: Lady C didn't hold back when it came to her time in the jungle, clashing with her campmates

Clashes: Lady C didn’t hold back when it came to her time in the jungle, clashing with her campmates

Thanks to the inclusion of Lady C, 2015’s I’m A Celebrity was the show’s most tumultuous yet, as she repeatedly argued with stars Tony Hadley and Duncan Bannatyne before dramatically quitting the show.

She didn’t hold back in sharing her views on the stars, and even refused to take part in trials simply out of spite. 

 

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