Emmerdale legend reveals she turns down I’m a Celeb ‘every year’ despite big money offers | The Sun

Emmerdale legend reveals she turns down I’m a Celeb ‘every year’ despite big money offers | The Sun

AN Emmerdale star has confessed they're asked to do I'm a Celebrity "every year" but always say no – despite big money offers.

Soap stars typically do very well on I'm a Celebrity, with Charlie Brooks, Jacqueline Jossa and Danny Miller all winning their respective series.

But Emmerdale favourite Lisa Riley is yet to be tempted Down Under and disappoints bosses every year by declining the show.

The actress, who made her debut as Mandy Dingle in the ITV soap in 1995, said: "They ask me every year. They dangle that big carrot every year. I've always said "no", but the older I get… I'm 47. I always go 'Corr, I'm getting old'."

But fans could still see Lisa in the jungle in the not so distant future as she plans a huge way to mark her next milestone birthday.

She added to the Daily Star: "In my head I always feel like I'm 19, I'm never going to change who I am. But maybe if there was a milestone like my 50th. Then maybe."

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Lisa's Emmerdale co-star Danny, 32 – who plays her on-screen cousin Aaron Dingle – won his series of I'm a Celebrity in 2021 and is the reigning King of the Castle after the show was moved to North Wales due to the pandemic.

Last week The Sun revealed JLS singer and TV presenter Marvin Humes is set to join the line-up for the upcoming series.

We also told how Hollyoaks star Nick Pickard – famous for playing Tony Hutchinson in the Channel 4 soap – is also preparing to sign on the dotted line for a stint in the jungle.

This Morning's Josie Gibson and First Dates star Fred Sirieix are also in advance talks to take part.

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