We can't wait to see Ferne McCann on the show...

So, I’m a Celebrity may not have been Gemma Collins’ cup of tea…but it looks like her former TOWIE co-star Ferne McCann will be following in her footsteps on the show.

‘TOWIE stars make great contestants and we were determined to get one of them this year,’ a source from ITV told The Sun, ‘Now we have got our woman.’ While Ferne was not initially picked – the source explains that Gemma Collins and Chloe Sims were asked first, but there were issues with the psychological tests – we are SO happy about the way things have turned out and can’t wait to see her on the show.


Here are six reasons why Ferne will be the best I’m a Celebrity contest EVER…

No one puts Ferne McCann in the corner

She’s the first to leap in and get involved in group tensions, and we’re totes excited to see her in action away from the TOWIE cast. ‘Ferne is incredibly outspoken and she can be a bit of a stirrer. So if she rubs some of her campmates up the wrong way, sparks will really fly,’ said the show’s source.

She’s totes enthusiastic

She told Radio Times that I’m a Celebrity would be ‘right up [her] street’, adding ‘It would be such a challenge. I see myself as a bit of a “Jungle Jane.'” Sooo who would be your Tarzan, Ferne?!

Wherever Ferne goes, romantic flings follow

Ferne has been linked to Russell Brand and Rob Kardashian as well as TOWIE boys Charlie Sims and Liam Blackwell. We can’t wait to see what romance will be hotting up in the jungle!

She’ll befriend all the girls with hair styling tricks

Ferne used to be a hair stylist with Vidal Sassoon, so she’ll be the first port of call to style the I’m a Celeb girls with heat-defying braids and up-dos. Form an orderly queue, ladies…

Bikini inspiration

Having starred as the face and body of the By Caprice Valentine lingerie range last year, Ferne has a killer figure – time to inspire our 2016 fitness regimes! Despite putting on a few pounds due to a netball injury earlier this year, gorgeous Ferne is happy to flaunt her new curves – and we thinks she looks great!

She’ll win the Bush Tucker Trials

Running her own Fashionable Foodie blog, we reckon Ferne is definitely ready to be experimental in the kitchen…does this mean she’ll have an open mind when it comes to the Bush Tucker Trials? Our fingers are firmly crossed!

Francesca Specter/@ChezSpecter