'I'm A Celebrity' 2017: Carol Smillie Reveals Why She's Turned The Show Down FIVE Times

'Maybe it’s not a good move for me, showing my true colours…'

07/07/2017 12:51

Carol Smillie has revealed why she turned down an offer from ‘I’m A Celebrity’ bosses on five separate occasions.

Best known for her stint at the helm of ‘Changing Rooms’, Carol previously appeared on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ way back in 2006, but she’s insisted that this didn’t exactly give her the reality TV bug.

Carol Smillie on 'Strictly'

When asked if she’d ever consider appearing on a fly-on-the-wall show, Carol insisted to the Express: “[I did ‘Strictly’] because you learn a skill, it has a proper budget so you look great and you’re not living with everyone.

She then disclosed getting five different invitations to appear on ‘I’m A Celebrity’, turning them down flat each time, adding: “They kept coming back and the money kept getting higher.

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Carol Smillie

‘I’m A Celebrity’ is set to return to our screens for its 17th series in autumn, with potential contestants signing up including former rugby star Ben Cohen and footballer’s wife Rebekah Vardy.

Ex-soap star Ryan Thomas was also tipped to be taking part, though this is now looking unlikely thanks to his appearance in ‘Celebrity Island With Bear Grylls’.

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