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Gillian McKeith in ‘advanced talks’ to join I’m A Celeb’s All Stars… despite PTSD admission

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Gillian McKeith in 'advanced talks' to join I'm A Celeb's All Stars... despite PTSD admission

Gillian McKeith is allegedly in ‘advanced talks’ to return to I’m A Celebrity‘s All Stars series next year… despite claiming that she suffers from PTSD following her 2010 stint.

The TV personality, 62, is expected to sign on the dotted line in just a matter of days and producers are keen to get her involved, according to a new report.

A source told The Sun: ‘Gillian’s performance in 2010 was nothing short of legendary. 

'It'll be telly gold!' Gillian McKeith is allegedly in 'advanced talks' to return to I'm A Celebrity's All Stars series next year... despite claiming that she suffers from PTSD following her 2010 stint

'It'll be telly gold!' Gillian McKeith is allegedly in 'advanced talks' to return to I'm A Celebrity's All Stars series next year... despite claiming that she suffers from PTSD following her 2010 stint

‘It’ll be telly gold!’ Gillian McKeith is allegedly in ‘advanced talks’ to return to I’m A Celebrity’s All Stars series next year… despite claiming that she suffers from PTSD following her 2010 stint

‘She was high on the hit list when producers decided they were going to do the Best Of series next year.

‘Talks are still ongoing and advanced, but everyone is confident she will put pen to paper and head to South Africa for filming in the next few months. It’ll be telly gold.’

The nutritionist memorably fainted after being told by hosts Ant and Dec that the unforgiving public had voted for her to take part in her seventh bushtucker trial. 

The dramatic scenes came after viewers earlier saw her reveal she was feeling ‘mentally exhausted’ after refusing to take part in her sixth unforgiving challenge.

Indeed it was: A source said: 'Gillian's performance in 2010 was nothing short of legendary'

Indeed it was: A source said: 'Gillian's performance in 2010 was nothing short of legendary'

Indeed it was: A source said: ‘Gillian’s performance in 2010 was nothing short of legendary’

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.’

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

Telling the Daily Star last year that she ‘definitely’ still suffers from PTSD last year, Gillian went as far as to call her condition ‘uncontrollable’.

She said: ‘Since that jungle trial, the one where I was buried under the ground in a coffin and rats landed on top of me, it still feels like yesterday. 

Fingers crossed: 'She was high on the hit list when producers decided they were going to do the Best Of series next year' (pictured in 2019)

Fingers crossed: 'She was high on the hit list when producers decided they were going to do the Best Of series next year' (pictured in 2019)

Fingers crossed: ‘She was high on the hit list when producers decided they were going to do the Best Of series next year’ (pictured in 2019)

‘What has happened is, every time I have to go into a small space like a lift, I feel like I’m going to start screaming.

‘I feel an intense rising panic that I simply can’t control. I went in without claustrophobia and came out with it.’

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Gillian and her representative have been contacted for comment by MailOnline.

A brand new all-stars version of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! is set to be filmed in South Africa, running in addition to the usual annual ITV programme.

The new stand alone show will run in addition to the usual annual ITV programme – which is set to return to the Australian jungle this year after two years in Wales – and is likely to air next summer.

Hope so! 'Talks are still ongoing and advanced, but everyone is confident she will put pen to paper and head to South Africa for filming in the next few months. It'll be telly gold' (pictured in 2010)

Hope so! 'Talks are still ongoing and advanced, but everyone is confident she will put pen to paper and head to South Africa for filming in the next few months. It'll be telly gold' (pictured in 2010)

Hope so! ‘Talks are still ongoing and advanced, but everyone is confident she will put pen to paper and head to South Africa for filming in the next few months. It’ll be telly gold’ (pictured in 2010)

Channel bosses have signed up Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, both 46, to host the show and legendary contestants from the past will compete, taking part in trials while living in camp.

A source told MailOnline: ‘The team behind I’m A Celebrity are making a brand new spin off of the hit series featuring the most loved, favourite campmates from previous years.

‘The campmates will be doing trials and living in the camp environment, but with fresh and exciting new twists, and they will have a hand in their own destiny through a series of internal votes and challenges.

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‘The new edition is likely to air in 2023 but before that viewers will get to enjoy the show’s much anticipated return to Australia in November.’

The spin-off won’t have any sort of public vote as in other series.

A source told MailOnline: ‘The show is still very much based in the world of I’m A Celebrity – the camp mates will be doing trials and living in the camp environment, but with fresh and exciting new twists on the format.

‘The camp mates will have a hand in their own destiny through a series of internal votes and challenges.’

It’s thought the new spin-off will be a slightly shorter format of two weeks instead of the usual three.

The new pre-recorded show will either air in November, if plans for filming the live series Down Under are hit by Covid restrictions, or kept back to be broadcast in early 2023.

Troubling: Telling the Daily Star last year that she 'definitely' still suffers from PTSD last year, Gillian went as far as to call her condition 'uncontrollable'

Troubling: Telling the Daily Star last year that she 'definitely' still suffers from PTSD last year, Gillian went as far as to call her condition 'uncontrollable'

Troubling: Telling the Daily Star last year that she ‘definitely’ still suffers from PTSD last year, Gillian went as far as to call her condition ‘uncontrollable’

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