Natalie Cassidy heading for I'm A Celebrity?

Natalie Cassidy heading for I'm A Celebrity?
Natalie Cassidy heading for I'm A Celebrity? (Image credit: EMPICS)

Natalie Cassidy could be heading for the jungle for the latest series of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, according to reports. The Sun said that the ex-EastEnders star, 28, wants to do the show, but is worried about not seeing her one-year-old daughter Eliza while she is in Australia. A friend was quoted as saying: "Natalie is very keen, but does have some worries about childcare for Eliza, who dotes on her mum. "The show lasts for a month on the other side of the world, so that is a big consideration. But she really hopes these obstacles can be overcome." The actress - Sonia Jackson in the BBC One soap - has been rebuilding her life since she was attacked by fiance Adam Cottrell in May. Cottrell pleaded guilty to assault and was ordered by a court to do 120 hours unpaid work and made subject to a restraining order banning him from contacting the star. Other celebs tipped to star in the ITV1 show include The Only Way Is Essex's Mark Wright, singer Sinitta, Coronation Street's Antony Cotton and comedian Freddie Starr.

Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.