It's only been a day since YouTuber Jack Maynard left the latest series of I'm A Celebrity and rumours are swirling that producers have lined up the ideal person to replace him - the Queen of Memays herself.

Yes, The Only Way is Essex star Gemma Collins has dropped a bit of a hint that she's about to return to the jungle. As if it didn't go disastrously enough the first time around.

The rumours came about after the TOWIE star took to Instagram and shared a cryptic screenshot of a news article where she is seen as one of the potential replacements:

"What we thinking, guys, of this years line-up?" she commented alongside a series of ant emojis, no doubt referencing all the creepy-crawlies all the celebs are expected to eat.

It may have been an innocent post but fans of Collins jumped on it, urging producers to give her another go.

Insta user harlie_rogers said: "Please tell me you're going back on it! I love you!!"

While saberahajee added: "Omg plz be GC!!!!" Steady on, now.

Collins would be a safer bet for I'm A Celebrity officials after Maynard was forced to leave the show yesterday, following a series of allegations made against him.

That leaves the original ten contestants down to nine temporarily, although two more sort-of famous people are scheduled to join the jungle tonight.

Comedian Iain Lee and former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale are already nailed on to join the camp. Yet there is still one more space to fill now Jack's gone - is GC really going to make a comeback?

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You'd have thought that Gemma was done with the jungle after she walked out in a fit of tears last time she took part in 2014.

The reality TV diva had a good stab at jungle life back then but pulled out after just three days, moaning that her poo had changed colour and she couldn't have a proper shower. That's... kind of the point?

Before this latest series started, fans had her down as a front-runner to join the group, but Gemma quickly put a dampener on that, saying she'd been too busy. Crucially, though, she didn't rule it out.

"Everyone wants to see me back and I don't want to disappoint anyone," she told Good Morning Britain.

"I'm not going back into it this year, I've just had such a manic year and do you know what? Never say never. You never know, next year I might be in there but not this year, no."

Gemma's chance may have come sooner than she thought.

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Chris Ogden

Chris Ogden is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from the University of East Anglia with degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing before completing his NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism. Chris has previously written for the independent culture magazine The Skinny, among other publications.

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