The 68-year-old - who declared herself bankrupt earlier this year - is reportedly being paid £60,000 to head to the jungle for the ITV show's return on 17 November.
“She may be 68 but she’s still pretty solid so should manage the Bushtucker Trials.”
Laila declared herself bankrupt in August under real name Maureen Bass.
Her reported salary on 'EastEnders' was £80,000 before Big Mo’s role was reduced.
Other celebs confirmed for the new series include Westlife’s Kian Egan, 'Emmerdale' actress Lucy Pargeter, TOWIE’s Joey Essex, TV host Matthew Wright and former 'Strictly' professional dancer Vincent Simone.
Last year 'EastEnders' actress Charlie Brooks was crowned Queen of the jungle in the first ever all-girl final.
See who else is rumoured to be joining this year's show in our gallery below...
Michael Le Vell