Ferne McCann to replace Laura Whitmore on I'm A Celebrity? "It would be cool!"

Published Thursday, May 19 2016, 10:09 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Ferne McCann has thrown her name into the ring of possible new presenters for I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here NOW!

Ever since Laura Whitmore announced she was leaving the I'm A Celeb spinoff show, there's been a string of stars putting their name in the hat to replace her.

And ex-TOWIE star Ferne is the latest!

Launch Party for Ferne McCann's Autobiography, Cross My Heart, Hosted by Ginger Martini.
Ferne McCann
18 May 2016

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Ferne at the launch party for her autobiography, Cross My Heart, last night.

Speaking to Daily Star, she said: "I'd love to do it because I'm a massive fan of the show. To be out there in Australia would be an incredible gig. It would be cool."

She added: "But Laura's boots are definitely big ones to fill. She did a great job. So of course I'd be nervous."

Ferne isn't the craziest idea for a new host… after all, she appeared in I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! last year, finishing in third place, and she has live TV experience via her This Morning showbiz slot.

But she has competition!

Ferne McCann after leaving the camp, finishing in third place on the final of 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' Broadcast on ITV1 HD.
6 December 2015.

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Ferne finished third on I'm A Celebrity last year.

Others to have admitted they'd love the role include Stacey Solomon and Katie Price, while the most recent Queen of the Jungle, Vicky Pattison, has also been linked to the coveted job.

Laura announced her exit from Get Me Out Of Here NOW! in April, s aying: "After five incredible series working with my extended I'm A Celeb family, I've taken the tough decision to hang up my jungle boots. It's been such a wonderful experience but I feel it's time to move on.

"I wish the team well and look forward to tuning in later this year as well as continuing to work with ITV on other shows."

Comedian David Morgan won't be returning either.