Jennifer Metcalfe is reportedly in talks for this years jungle (Picture: ITV)

Jennifer Metcalfe is trading in the mean streets of Hollyoaks for Australias Gold Coast by joining the line-up for Im a Celebrity, according to reports.

The Mercedes McQueen actress is reportedly about to sign on the dotted line to take up the challenge for this years series, facing snakes and creepy crawlies within the camp.

Hey, itll at least be safer than the deadly streets of Chester, the rate theyre going!

Jen is perfect for the jungle, shes really funny and attractive and she loves a challenge, a source told The Sun Online.

However shes apparently yet to sign the documents just yet – so heres hoping!

The stars new role could come as Mercedes goes on a downward spiral in Hollyoaks – with hints that she could even be leaving the soap.



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Turning to drugs and starting an affair with Liam (Jude Monk McGowan), things have gone from bad to worse as son Bobby caught them in the act.

Mercedes in Hollyoaks
Is Mercedes about to bow out of Hollyoaks for the jungle? (Picture: Lime Pictures)

Chuck in the fact shes now pregnant and not sure who the dad is, and maybe a break away from the village could do her some good.

Though with the ever-present threat Piers Morgan could be joining Jennifer in the jungle and were not sure whats more scary, if were honest.

Current rumours for the show include Love Islands Amy Hart, Freddie Flintoff, and Coronation Streets Alan Halsall.

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With a massive storyline in the pipeline for Mercedes, whether shell survive the annual Autumn bombshell remains to be seen. has contacted Im a Celebrity for comment.

Im a Celebrity returns later this year on ITV.

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