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Michelle Keegan For 'Bear Grylls: Celebrity Survivor'? New Reality Show To Test Stars' Survival Skills

18/06/2014 11:17 BST | Updated 18/06/2014 11:59 BST

Michelle Keegan is being lined up to star in Bear Grylls’ latest reality show, which will see celebrities pushed to their limit in a string of survival challenges.

The star, who recently bid farewell to the ‘Coronation Street’ cobbles in a dramatic murder storyline, is among the rumoured contestants for ‘Bear Grylls: Celebrity Survivor’, which will be aired next year.

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Michelle Keegan

A source told the Daily Star: “This is going to push the celebrities to their limits and make ‘I’m A Celebrity’ look like a walk in the park.

“But it’s not about strength, it’s about survival, which means brains over brawn.”

Other stars linked with the series include comedian John Bishop, former ‘Loose Women’ panelist Lisa Maxwell and McBusted star Matt Willis, all of whom have taken part in similar tests of their endurance in the past.

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Bear Grylls

Reports claim the series will see the celebs embarking on a gruelling 10-day trek before being voted off one-by-one by Bear Grylls, who will determine which of them hasn't come up to scratch in their challenge during a “campfire showdown”.

We must admit we were surprised to hear Michelle’s name in the running, as she recently ruled out an appearance on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ as she’d rather follow up her six-year stint in ‘Corrie’ with a “great acting” job.

She’s also previously said that she’s receiving accent and dialect coaching to help her become a more versatile actress, and even said she’d like to try her luck in Hollywood.

Still, if she needs any tips surviving in the wilderness she can always ask her fiancé Mark Wright, who was the runner-up in 2011's ‘I’m A Celebrity’.

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