Caitlyn Jenner is set to make a dramatic return to reality TV, but it’s not on the show that made her and her family famous, Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
Caitlyn - who was known as Bruce Jenner before her gender reassignment surgery in 2017 - has reportedly signed on to appear in the British version of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!
The 70-year-old former Olympian is rumoured to have been handsomely paid to the tune of £500,000 (about AU$930k) to take part in the upcoming series of the show.
‘A great get’
Despite her large price tag - one of the biggest in the show’s 19-year history - Caitlyn is being heralded as a big win for network execs at ITV who are said to have chased her for years.
“She's such a huge name and a great get for producers,” a source told The Sun of the American star who was previously married to Kris Jenner.
“ITV think she is one of their best-ever signings. It's a real bolt from the blue. They've asked her every year for a long time, but she finally felt the time was right,” the source added.
Caitlyn is thought to be flying into Australia, where I’m A Celebrity is filmed, next week and will be kept in hiding until the premiere on November 17.
The identity of Caitlyn’s fellow campers remains under lock and key although it’s speculated that former Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle, EastEnder Jacqueline Jossa, soccer player Ian Wright and rugby’s James Haskell are headed down under.
One thing that’s certain is the return of Anthony ‘Ant’ McPartlin Declan ‘Dec’ Donnelly as hosts for season 19.
English soccer manager and former player Harry Redknapp, 72, was crowned King of the Jungle in 2018.
Caitlyn and ITV have yet to make comment.
Caitlyn set to tell all
Just how the Malibu, California resident will fare in the Aussie bush without the little luxuries afforded by her A-list lifestyle remains to be seen.
But there’s one thing that bosses are banking on and that’s for Caitlyn to spill details about her relationship with ex-wife Kris Jenner, who she divorced in 2015 after 24 years of marriage.
They will also no doubt be encouraging Caitlyn to talk about his famous daughters, model Kendall, 23, and beauty mogul Kylie, 22, as well as her step-daughters Kourtney, 40, Kim, 39, and Khloe, 35, while she's lounging around the camp with fellow British celebrities.
Caitlyn has four other children as well, Brody Jenner, Brandon Jenner, Cassandra Marino and Burt Jenner, from two earlier marriages.
These days, Caitlyn is dating Sophia Hutchins, 23, however the couple kept their relationship status unknown for a long while before confirming that they were an item.
Sophia revealed she and the I Am Cait star were officially together in an Instagram post back in April.
“I have chosen to be very intentional about the people I surround myself with. Surround yourself with those that inspire, those that are beautiful, those that are genuine, those that empower you, and those that choose love. I am so lucky to have the friends, team, and amazing loving partner I have. I cannot wait to share this year with all of these people and so many more that wouldn't fit in this collage! Thanks for making my bday so special!” the CEO and founder of LUMASOL wrote.
Additional reporting by BANG Showbiz.
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