Joey Essex to quit 'TOWIE' for 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here'?
Published Jul 18 2013, 13:47 BST
By Colin Daniels
is reportedly planning to quit The Only Way Is Essex
to join the next series of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!
The 22-year-old, who recently confirmed that he has been approached to enter the jungle
, feels ready to leave TOWIE
after the next series to capitalise on his popularity, The Mirror
TV execs apparently believe he could be a successful TV star outside of TOWIE
, like his former cast-mate Mark Wright, who finished second on I'm a Celeb
in 2011 and went on to front several shows for ITV2.
Essex's only reservation is said to be the fact that he'd have to give 15% of his appearance fee
creators Lime Pictures in line with the production company's contract.
He previously said of his potential involvement with the show: "I would cry my eyes out in I'm a Celebrity
"They have approached me. I'd consider doing it but I know for a fact I'd be really scared so it would probably damage my life."
Other stars rumoured to be in talks for this year's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!
include Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian
, while the cast of Geordie Shore recently admitted they are blacklisted
from the show.