First Dates star in talks to take part in Im A Celeb

First Dates star and TV foodie Fred Sirieix is looking to switch fine dining for campfire stews as he negotiates with ITV over appearing on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

The French star, 51, is reportedly discussing starring in the hit ITV show, according to The Sun – despite previously saying he wouldn't be able to hack the show's gruelling bushtucker trials.

While Fred is no stranger to the eccentricities of fine dining, including frog legs and snails from his home country, eating a creature's private parts, fish eyes, and more was always a step too far for the famous foodie.

However, the First Dates maître d’ is now rumoured to be starring on the show later this year, with a TV insider suggesting Fred could be a hit with the ladies.

They said: "Show bosses hope he’ll be a hit with the ladies watching, which is part of the reason they’ve targeted him.

“Everyone’s really excited that they’re close to signing him up.”

Fred has said in previous interviews that he wouldn't think he'd do I'm A Celebrity because he "wouldn't be too keen on eating a camel's anus".

Addressing his French upbringing, he added: "I know I eat frogs… but at least those frogs are cooked!".

OK! has contacted ITV for a comment.

This comes as Fred joined Gordon Ramsay and Gino D'Acampo for one final goodbye to Gordon, Gino, and Fred's Road Trip – with a two-part Spanish special being aired.

The trio have been able to unite after contractual issues and scheduling caused chaos earlier this year – with the gang taking on a final journey from Malaga to Ronda and Jerez as part of their trip.

"Along the way, the lads become waiters at a bustling beachfront restaurant, before Gordon and Gino go head-to-head in a tapas cook-off, and Fred puts on a laugh-out-loud performance as he showcases his skills as a Flamenco dancer," teased a description.

"But it’s their natural chemistry, constant bickering and the small moments that’ll leave you in tears of laughter, especially Gino’s attempt at making paella, which sees the RV nearly go up in flames and leaves Gordon slightly burnt!"

The two-parter aired on Sunday 3 September, with the second part shown on Monday 4 September.

Despite going their separate ways, Gino clarified in a social media clip that his friendship with chef Gordon and First Dates favourite Fred remains unblemished.

"I’ve got a bit of news for you, and the reason I want to tell you is because I don’t want you to read any crap or any wrong information," his announcement began.

"Last week I decided not to film any more Gordon, Gino and Fred's Road Trip. The reason is simple, nothing to do with Gordon and Fred – the friendship is very strong. It’s just because we can’t get the dates together. And when we do get the dates together sometimes they get changed and it causes a lot of problems for me.

"I rather the friendship than get into arguments with contracts, so I’ve decided not to do Gordon, Gino and Fred anymore because I want to be friends with the boys for many many years. So that’s it really, thank you for watching the show."

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