Morning Star Caught in Excessive-Stakes Battle Between Strictly and I’m A Celeb

POPULAR This Morning host Josie Gibson is on the centre of a bidding warfare between Strictly Come Dancing and I’m A Superstar.

The previous Large Brother star is in protracted talks to join both the sequence of BBC One’s ballroom and Latin hit or the ­jungle actuality contest later this 12 months.

This Morning host Josie Gibson is in talks to enroll to Strictly Come Dancing

But I'm A Celeb is also hoping Josie will sign up to the series

However I’m A Celeb can also be hoping Josie will signal as much as the sequence

It displays the 38-year-old’s increased profile on This Morning and her efforts to lose 3st for a extra slimline look.

Josie has appeared recurrently as a co-host and joined Holly Willoughby on the couch after the departure of Phillip Schofield.

A supply stated: “Proper now, she’s one of many quickest rising stars of morning telly and she or he has confirmed extremely fashionable with This Morning viewers.

“Clearly, she already is aware of plenty of the executives at ITV and it is smart for the channel to recruit in-house for his or her largest, most-watched actuality present of the 12 months.

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“However BBC bosses are determined for her to seem on Strictly as she’s precisely the type of heat, participating particular person they love — one who will all the time be successful with viewers.

“Josie’s made no secret of her weight reduction struggles and it will be an inspiration to tens of millions to see her on a possible new health journey.”

The supply added: “By way of scheduling, it’s simpler for her to seem on I’m A Celeb . . .  and she or he’d in all probability be an enormous hit with different celebrities within the jungle Down Beneath.

“However when it comes to profile Strictly in all probability edges it and Josie would like to a rumba.”

Bristol-born mum-of-one Josie received the eleventh sequence of Large Brother in 2010, reaching the very best share of any public vote.

She joined This ­Morning as a contest announcer in 2019 and was given her first presenting trial two years later.

She has spoken candidly about her struggles with weight and in 2013 shed a 3rd with a weight loss program and health regime.

In 2016, she had surgical procedure to take away 6lb of extra pores and skin left from slimming down.

She stated she was impressed to get match after struggling to maintain up along with her son Reggie, 4.

After the third Covid lockdown she joined WW (previously Weight Watchers) and, at one stage, had gone from a measurement 20 to a measurement 8, shedding 6st.

Josie has joined Holly Willoughby on the sofa after Phillip Schofield's departure

Josie has joined Holly Willoughby on the couch after Phillip Schofield’s departureCredit score: Rex