Loose Women star Lisa Riley reveals she has been asked to do I'm A Celebrity for SEVEN years running

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Loose Women star Lisa Riley has revealed she was offered the chance to go on I'm A Celebrity not one, but SEVEN times.

Yup. The former Emmerdale actress has turned down the show every time.

Lisa Riley on I'm A Celebrity, Loose Women, ITV
8 November

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Lisa made the admission while appearing on Loose Women and discussing I'm A Celebrity with her fellow panellists, she said: "They've actually offered me the jungle for the past seven years. This year they kept coming back and back and back, but I was like, 'Oh, I don't know.'"

Janet Street Porter then joked whether Lisa had said no because she would miss her and Coleen Nolan too much, prompting Lisa to reply: "Not really Janet, no."

She added: "I think for me, eating the spiders and stuff would be fine, but mice and rats I could never ever deal with. I've got a thing about them. My cat once brought a mouse in and I was literally neurotic. Maybe I'll think about it."

Lisa's comments on I'm A Celebrity came after she recently took to Twitter to deny rumours she is heading into camp. She had tweeted: "No there is ABSOLUTELY no truth AT ALL in the rumour that I am going into the jungle!!! Someone must have woken up and thought it funny!!!"

Since then, the official lineup for I'm A Celeb has been revealed and this year's campmates include Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt, Wayne Bridge, Ola Jordan, Team GB hockey player Sam Quek, Emmerdale star Adam Thomas and former Capital FM presenter Lisa Snowdown.

Larry Lamb will has also signed up for show, along with Carol Vorderman and Diversity star Jordan Banjo.

The celebrities were pictured arriving in Australia earlier this week, along with show hosts Ant and Dec. Joe Swash, Stacey Solomon, Chris Ramsey and former Loose Women panellist Vicky Pattison had already been out in Oz, preparing for I'm A Celebrity's new spinoff show: I'm A Celebrity: Extra Camp.

Joe, Stacey, Vicky and Chris will take things over on ITV2 and after successfully managing their first run through, they have been celebrating out in Oz.

Vicky took to Instagram and told fans: "BIG DAY TODAY.... Cocktails and pool LOLZ to celebrate a successful first run through with @staceysolomon @realjoeswashy @iamchrisramsey @rosemarino1."

Vicky had actually won the jungle last year and told fans, following news of her addition to the I'm A Celeb team, that she was "buzzing like an old fridge" to head out to Australia.

She gushed: "Winning the jungle last year was the most incredible experience of my life - I knew it was a moment that was going to take some beating! But I can honestly say joining the I'm A Celeb team as a presenter has almost surpassed it!

Stacey Solomon and Joe Swash on GMB
19 October 2016


"The crew are fantastic and I can't wait to work alongside @realjoeswashy @staceysolomon and @iamchrisramsey who are all brilliant!! I wasn't ready to say goodbye to my jungle experience just yet and luckily, after getting my dream job - I don't have to!!"

Vicky continued: "I'm dying to get back in that jungle and hopefully they'll still let me give some of the trials a go! Can't let the camp mates have all the fun can we?! I'm buzzing like an old fridge!! NOW GET ME TO AUSTRALIA!!!"

I'm A Celebrity returns Sunday 13 November on ITV.

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