Keith Duffy, 46, has addressed swirling I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 2020 rumours on his Instagram, as he confirmed that he would not be appearing but instead would watch from the “comfort of his own sofa”. The singer maintained that he had never planned to be a part of the show and is unsure how the reports began to circulate.
Keith said in view of his 130,000 followers: “I’m not going in, I was never going in, I dunno where it came from.
“I love Ant and Dec. I love I’m A Celebrity. I’m gonna watch it from the comfort of my own sofa.”
He added: “Things are too hard to be doing that stuff this time of year, just for all the questions I’m getting asked. No! I am not going into the jungle, OK?”
Underneath fans shared their disappointment at the news.
It was originally reported that Keith and Mo Farah were to be last-minute additions to the show, which is this year being filmed in Wales.
Although Keith has now rubbished the reports, Mo has yet to address news that he will be appearing in the contest.
The four-time gold medallist is said to have been inspired by former sprinter Linford Christie, who signed up to live in the jungle in 2010.
A source told The Sun: "Mo’s been a big fan of the show for years and was just waiting for the right time in his career to do it."
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Meanwhile, Keith was said to have turned down a spot in the line-up earlier this year after booking to go on tour with Brian McFadden.
However, due to coronavirus restrictions, the duo’s jaunt of the country was postponed to 2021, and many speculated that show bosses had got back in touch.
A separate insider told the publication: "Keith has had Zoom meetings with I’m A Celebrity’s booker.
"Since the location moved from Australia to North Wales it’s been a little more tricky to get people on board but the team are confident they sold it well."