The news comes just one day after Ferne’s ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ co-star Chloe was turned down by producers, after allegedly failing one of the pre-jungle medical tests.
A source told The Sun: “‘TOWIE’ stars make great contestants and we were determined to get one of them this year.
“Our first choice was Gemma [Collins]. Her appearance last year was a bit of a disaster, but it did make great telly and she definitely has unfinished business on the show.
“We got her in for psych tests, but there were issues. Then we approached Chloe, but again there were issues.
“But now we have finally got our woman. Ferne is incredibly outspoken and she can be a bit of a stirrer. So if she rubs some of her campmates up the wrong way, sparks will really fly.”
Ferne’s had more than her fair share of rows on ‘TOWIE’ and we reckon she’d ace the Bushtucker trials that trouble many of the celebs.
If Ferne does jet off Down Under, she could be joining the likes of ‘EastEnders’ actor Jake Wood, and businessman Duncan Bannatyne.
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