Olympic diver Matty Lee ‘signs up for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’

Tom Daley’s diving partner Matty Lee has reportedly signed up for the new series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

The Olympic diver, 23, became a national hero when he and Tom both won gold in the synchronised dive at the Tokyo games in the summer.

According to The Sun, ITV bosses signed up Matty last month and he will join the next batch of stars heading to Gwrych Castle in Wales in November.

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New gig: Tom Daley’s diving partner Matty Lee has reportedly signed up for the new series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! (pictured in September 2021)

A source said: ‘Matty became one of the most talked about names in the Olympics Games this summer.

‘There had been some talk of getting Tom on board before but after his performance in the Olympics Matty became a hot favourite and his diary was free. The timing was perfect.

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‘Matty is young, strong and will thrive under the pressures of the challenges. He is really excited about getting on board and diving into the action.’

MailOnline has contacted representatives of Matty Lee and ITV for comment. 

Success: The Olympic diver, 23, became a national hero when he and Tom both won gold in the synchronised dive at the Tokyo games in the summer

Other stars who are reported to be taking part in the new series include EastEnders star Adam Woodyatt, Coronation Street’s Simon Gregson along with former Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips and TV presenter Richard Madeley. 

I’m A Celebrity bosses are reportedly already in talks to secure Gwrych Castle for a third year running due to fears of the coronavirus plunging the hit series into doubt.

Despite hopes that this year’s instalment would see the contestants taking to the much-loved Aussie jungle, bosses were forced to abort plans yet again.

Now, it seems the country’s lockdown hell may force fans to accept a third year of fun-and-games from the wintery Welsh set.

Show: According to The Sun , ITV bosses signed up Matty last month and he will join the next batch of stars heading to Gwrych Castle in Wales in November (pictured in October 2021)

A TV insider told The Sun: ‘This time last year, the prospect of I’m A Celebrity not returning to Australia and having to return to the castle seemed slim.

‘Now the show is going back to Gwrych after ITV had the foresight to reserve is for a second series – and they want to make sure they’re equally prepared for the worst in 2022. 

‘Going back to Oz is still the goal. But this is about bosses taking every step possible to ensure Britain’s favourite TV show stays on our screens. So they’re likely to approach the castle owners imminently.’

Swapping Australia’s New South Wales for Britain’s North Wales, the camp had been set at a down-under spot since its 2002 debut.

However, presenters Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, both 45, fronted a revamped show from the new location in 2020 due to Australian travel restrictions.

Plans: I’m A Celebrity bosses are reportedly already in talks to secure Gwrych Castle for a third year running due to fears of the coronavirus plunging the hit series into doubt

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