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Nadia Forde a top tip for I'm A Celebrity jungle

Nadia Forde

NADIA Forde is hotly-tipped to be the first Irish woman to brave the jungle in I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here.

The brunette babe is believed to be among the names be announced from Australia this week.

Models are known for taking up unusual diets to keep trim for life on the catwalk, but how will the bubbly Dubliner fare with bush-tucker?

With kangaroo testicles and roasted tarantulas a favourite on the long-running series, the jungle is not for the faint-hearted - or vegetarians.

This won't be the model and singer's first reality show, but it will be her biggest since relocating to London.

She has appeared on TV3's Celebrity Salon and also allowed cameras to trail her in her pursuit of Hollywood success in Nadia Goes to Hollywood.


Previously linked with Rory McIlroy, though both denied any relationship, it's understood the rumours put her on ITV's radar.

Following on from Cian Egan's success last year, Nadia will be hoping to be the second Irish person to win.

It won't be an easy road for the curvy babe to be crowned Queen of the Jungle as she is known to be squeamish when it comes to creepy-crawlies.

Desperate Housewives star Teri Hatcher and Roy Keane have been linked to the show, though Keano has said he turned down the producers' request.

British TV presenter Melanie Sykes and The Only Way is Essex's Gemma Collins have been confirmed as contestants. The full line-up will be announced ahead of the first show next Sunday.