Ant and Dec are reportedly so desperate to get Piers Morgan on ITV's I'm A Celeb, they've even offered to pay his wages.

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The duo – who present the jungle-themed show Down Under – have been keen to get contraversial Piers involved for years, but his fee has always been too high.

Now he’s said to be demanding a whopping £5 million to head into the jungle where he could be faced with eating a kangaroo’s penis in the show’s many Bushtucker Trials in the hope it will put ITV bosses off of pursuing him.

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But his plan was scuppered when Ant and Dec offered to pay it themselves. They told Piers’ co-host Susanna Reid: ‘There is a guy who sits in this seat next to you who has said he would do it for a certain amount.

‘Piers has said he would do it for a certain amount of money, which I think we could meet, but he keeps on wriggling out of it.’

Ant is returning to the jungle this year after he took a year out of presenting duties following a hiatus. Holly Willoughby took his place.

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