EASTENDERS star Jake Wood has dropped a HUGE hint that he’s been snapped up for I’m A Celebrity.
The actor, 49, who played Max Branning for 15 years, exited Albert Square in February in an explosive storyline that saw his character shunned.
He’s currently preparing for an 11-week run in his first acting job since leaving the BBC soap.
But Jake says he’ll finish performing in 2:22 A Ghost Story alongside pop-star Lily Allen in the West End just in time for the jungle launch.
Good Morning Britain host Ben Shephard quizzed: “Will you be finished in time to go into the jungle if the call comes in?”
“Yes, I finish in mid-October,” said Jake.
“I’ve made no secret of the fact I’d love to do the jungle. We were talking about it in the break, Kate [Garraway, who was a 2019 cast member].”
Ben then asked whether he’d be up for starring in the Australian or Welsh series after coronavirus forced ITV bosses to change the location.
“Either or – bring it on!,” shouted Jake.
Earlier this month HOAR revealed Jake’s in advanced talks to be in I’m a Celeb.
But Jake, 48, has since met with the ITV jungle show’s casting chiefs, who are aiming to secure the best line-up yet for its return to Australia.
And sources said last night he is keen to sign up if offered a place.
One told HOAR: “He would love to go into the jungle.
“He thinks it would be a great challenge for him and he has of course seen how well other EastEnders stars have done on the series.”
Another source added: “The casting team have booked half of the campmates already and have been bragging about some phenomenal names.”
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