Alex Reid to star in I’m a Celebrity, get me out of here 2011?

by Anna Howell

Well we knew it was only a matter of time before this obvious media fuelled next career move for Alex Reid, and it would seem we are not to be disappointed.

Alex Reid, estranged husband to Katie Price, has been signed up for the 2011 series of I’m a Celebrity get me out of here, which will be filmed this winter.

Reid, who previously won the hearts of viewers when he competed in and won Celebrity Big Brother, in another strategic career move, is said to be thrilled at the invitation, The Daily Star reports.

“Alex was a massive hit with viewers when he won Celebrity Big Brother last year, so all the big reality shows have been after him. He turned down most of them because he wanted to focus on films, but I’m A Celebrity have offered an amount he just can’t afford to ignore.

“He knows Katie is an expert at keeping herself in the papers and making plenty of money – he’s seen it all first hand. So he’s decided to copy Katie’s career and the first step is to go into the jungle and win over viewers. No one will be surprised if he starts a romance, like she did with Peter Andre.”

Reid’s estranged wife, Price, has appeared on the show twice, the second time to a very bad public reception, which forced her to leave the Australian jungle early, so we will be on the edge of our seats to see what sort of reception he gets. For viewers it is a win/win situation, as if he gets the same response as his wife, then that makes TV gold for the viewers watching him endure task after task, but if he gets the opposite response, we can all sit back smugly knowing how Camp Price will be feeling.

This isn’t the only reality telly show Alex has been tipped to enter this year, it was reported on Saturday how the cage fighter is also hoping to enter Celebrity Big Brother in the summer. A source said: “He’s been offered Strictly, I’m A Celeb, and a big return to Celebrity Big Brother on Channel 5. He is going to do one of them.”