JOE Swash is in talks to star in Dancing On Ice three months after quitting his I’m A Celeb Extra Camp job.
The actor and presenter, 37, is ready to try something new after 10 years hosting the jungle show’s sister programme.
Joe Swash is in talks to star in Dancing On Ice three months after quitting his I’m A Celeb Extra Camp job[/caption]
A source told The Sun Online: “Joe’s currently talking to Dancing On Ice bosses. It’s no secret ITV love him and are keen to see him on the ice.
“He’s looking for a new challenge after I’m A Celeb and he’s sure to prove popular with viewers.”
Earlier this year Joe exclusively told The Sun he wish he could have filmed a final Extra Camp with Ant McPartlin after fans previously accused them of having a secret feud.
Joe Swash wishes he could have filmed a final I’m A Celebrity Extra Camp with Ant McPartlin[/caption]
Joe’s last run on I’m A Celeb’s sister show coincided with Holly Willoughby stepping in for Ant while the Geordie star overcame his alcohol and prescription medication addiction.
He had intended to step down from the show next year, but Rex’s birth in May brought forward his plans.
When asked if he wished he could have had a swansong with Ant and Dec, he said: “Yeah, obviously we really missed Ant last year. But the show was in such safe hands with Holly and she done an amazing job.
“It would have been nice to go back this year because of Ant, but none of it would have been a big enough reason for me to go out there.”
Back in 2017 fans claimed the pair shared a frosty encounter during one show Down Under, questioning if there was unrest behind the scenes. But Joe and Ant quickly laughed off any issues, joking any awkwardness was down to a sexual chemistry between them.
Joe credits I’m A Celeb with reinvigorating his career[/caption]
Joe and Stacey Solomon welcomed baby Rex into the world in May[/caption]
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The former EastEnders star credits the show with transforming his life and is emotional to say goodbye to it.
He continued: “I’m going to miss it so much. It was a really tough decision, but there was only ever going to be one winner and that’s the family.
“The boys have just started new schools each of them, so they won’t be able to come out there. Originally Stacey and the boys were going to come and stay, but that weren’t going to be possible.
“I just couldn’t be away from Rex for three months. I love the job. Honestly, it’s like a part of me. I come out of EastEnders, and it’s very difficult to be an actor coming out of it, and the jungle sort of opened up a whole world of opportunities with presenting and stuff like that.
“I owe the jungle everything and I’m so happy and pleased that the jungle stood by me for so long. But it will go on and it’ll be amazing, it’ll be really weird to watch it in England. I haven’t spent a November in England for nearly 11 years. So it’s going to be weird, but it’ll be so nice to be around the family.”
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