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'I'm A Celebrity': Jake Quickenden, Melanie Sykes And Gemma Collins Heading To The Jungle?

06/11/2014 07:31 GMT | Updated 06/11/2014 07:59 GMT

The first celebrities heading to the jungle for this year's 'I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!' are 'X Factor' reject Jake Quickenden, TV host Melanie Sykes and 'TOWIE' star Gemma Collins, according to reports.

Jake - who was eliminated from 'X Factor' two weeks ago - becomes the first ever celeb to star in both ITV shows in the same year.

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Melanie Sykes, Jake Quickenden and Gemma Collins

A source told The Sun: “Jake was a big hit on The X Factor and not just because of his voice.He’s going to be the male eye candy in the jungle and a potential love interest for some of the female stars.

“ITV usually refrains from signing up reality stars unless they’re household names. But they’ve made a special exception for Jake.”

Also reportedly heading Down Under is 'Let's Do Lunch' presenter Melanie Sykes, who will be appearing after an eventful year.

After a whirlwind Twitter romance, she married her boyfriend Jack Cockings in May 2013 but just months later the cracks began to show, culminating in Mel being arrested after a bust up with her young hubby at their home. Mel has since filed for divorce.

Also looking forward to potentially chowing down on some kangaroo anus in the Bushtucker Trial is Gemma Collins.

The 33-year-old - who joined 'The Only Way Is Essex' in 2011 - will not be returning for the 2015 series as she tries to get her own TV show like former 'TOWIE' star Joey Essex did following his stint on 'I'm a Celebrity' last year.

An insider told The Mirror: "Mel and Gemma are two great names who will be very familiar to ITV viewers. Both of them are not slow in coming forward in conversations and have been photographed in bikinis before, so they tick lots of boxes for the jungle.

"We're juggling things around but confident that we are going to get a great mix in time for the show."

This year's show kicks off on 16 November at 9pm on ITV.

Find out who else is rumoured to be joining Jake, Mel and Gemma in the jungle in our gallery below...

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