The Mirror claim that James - who turned down a spot in the ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ house last year - is heading into the jungle later this year, in order to give the public a chance to see the real him, following his recent, very public, controversies.
James’s pop career started out well enough, with his winner’s single ‘Impossible’ topping the UK singles chart upon its release, becoming the fastest-selling ‘X Factor’ winner's single in the show’s history.
However, it didn’t take long for things to turn sour, and after the release of his first original track ‘You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You’, he began to make headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Most notably, James was met with accusations of homophobia, after a rap diss he performed on surfaced online, featuring him using anti-gay slurs.
He was also met with a backlash over a public row he had with glamour model Teddy Edwardes, as well as sexism accusations over derogatory comments he made about his rumoured ex-girlfriend Rita Ora, in another rap track.
Since then, though, James has insisted that he’s changed his ways, and apologised to fans for his past behaviour.
Other celebrities rumoured to be taking part in the forthcoming series of ‘I’m A Celebrity’ include ‘EastEnders’ actor Jake Wood and former ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ cast member, Gemma Collins.
Gemma, of course, already had a brief taste of the ‘I’m A Celebrity’ jungle last year, but walked away from the show after just a couple of days, although she’s since been vocal about wanting to give it another go.