SHE caused a storm on I’m A Celebrity in 2007 – which is exactly why jungle bosses want Janice Dickinson back for this year’s All Stars series.
The model and TV host has been offered a big-money deal to sign for the show, which will have some of the best contestants from down the years.
Few fans could forget Janice’s time in Australia when she caused a string of bust-ups with her unfiltered points of view about campmates.
A TV insider said: “Although she really stirred things up, she was also hugely popular with the viewers at home, who loved the fact that she kept everyone on their toes.
“That’s why she finished second behind that year’s King of the Jungle, Christopher Biggins.
“ITV will be hoping for a repeat performance from Janice as they try to get a mix of stars, each bringing their own qualities.
“Producers are relishing the fact that they now have the luxury of cherry-picking the celebrities they want based on their past performances in the jungle.
“And the last thing bosses want to have is anyone boring on the show. They want the All Stars line-up to be killer with no filler.”
Other stars are already set to sign for the show, which will be filmed this summer in South Africa before the regular I’m A Celeb series takes place in the autumn.
The line-up is likely to include TV nutritionist Gillian McKeith, who appeared in 2010 and fainted during a challenge, and ex-royal butler Paul Burrell, who came second in 2004.
Boxer Amir Khan really let the cat out of the bag last week, revealing that he had already signed up following his standout appearance in the jungle in 2017.
Janice was branded the “biggest bitch of all time” by Biggins when they were on the show together, with him explaining that she “didn’t get on with anyone”.
After they got down to the final two, he added: “She was so shocked when she didn’t win. She immediately got in her car and went home.
Now she may be getting a second chance at victory — if her campmates have not already throttled her in the first two days.
Martin: I dig wife’s wellies
SILVER fox Martin Kemp has revealed the secret of his happy marriage to ex-Wham! backing singer Shirlie Holliman is the wow factor of wellies.
After 40 years together, the former EastEnders actor and Spandau Ballet bass player says he never fancies her more than when she is doing the gardening.
During tonight’s Chris & Rosie Ramsey Show on BBC2 at 9pm, romantic Martin says: “I find myself fancying Shirlie so much more when she’s at home in the garden with her wellies on and mud all over her face.
“That’s when I’m completely in love. It’s the truth. Once you get all the make-up on, you’re playing a part, but in the middle of the mud . . . ”
It just sounds dirty to me.
Russell done on It’s A Sin
MANY a true word is spoken in jest – just ask Russell T Davies.
This weekend he cracked a joke about his show It’s A Sin being up for 11 Baftas but not winning a single one.
It seemed good-natured enough when the writer was talking at the BFI and Radio Times Television Festival in London on Saturday.
But it was followed by the bombshell that there now won’t be a second series.
Russell and the show’s executive producer Nicola Shindler have sent out mixed signals about the potential for a sequel to last year’s Channel 4 hit, starring Olly Alexander.
But he left the festival’s audience in no doubt how he was feeling.
He said: “You think, ‘Well, I can’t do that again’, which is why there isn’t a second series. I just like to move on and do something different.”
Would the decision be different if they’d swept the board at the Baftas?
Signing the story
A HORRIBLE Histories special is being made about the BBC to mark its centenary – and Strictly winner Rose Ayling-Ellis will host it.
The children’s TV show, set for October, will trace its start in 1922 through to the Queen’s coronation and arrival of Doctor Who.
Rose is signing the story.
Stephen fear for Walken
STEPHEN Merchant was terrified about Hollywood actor Christopher Walken getting Covid while filming his comedy crime thriller.
He feared for the 79-year-old’s safety while working during the pandemic on the second series of BBC1’s The Outlaws, which airs on June 5.
Stephen, who stars in and co-directs the show about people on a Community Payback sentence, said: “Every day you’re on a knife edge hoping he doesn’t get Covid.
“If anyone even looks like they’re going to sneeze near him, you try and jump in front of him like you’re taking a bullet for the president.
“It’s like being in a real-life Squid Game. That, amongst other things, made it arduous.
“But I’m glad we did it that way because it allowed us to plant scenes in series one which we could pay off in series two.”
Millie’s Clueless moment
GIVEN how quickly fame levels of Made In Chelsea stars drop, it’s probably best Millie Mackintosh tops up her celebrity status by borrowing some from Alicia Silverstone.
She decided to put on a yellow check dress and knee-high socks to pose as one of the actress’ best- known characters, Cher Horowitz in 1995 film Clueless.
But it didn’t stop there, as Millie also attempted to recreate famous movie moments by dressing like Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany’s, and Renée Zellweger in the Bridget Jones flicks.
It’s all part of a campaign to help sell breakfast cereal, in case you wondered.
The people behind the ads carried out a poll of the most iconic films.
They came up with these three, as well as other favourites such as Singing In The Rain starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds.
Given the acting legends involved, it must have been incredibly difficult for the campaign managers to find someone of a similar calibre to imitate them . . .