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Is Jake Quickenden heading to the I'm A Celebrity… jungle?

Jake Quickenden

looks set to become a

surprise addition

to this year's

I'm A Celebrity…

line-up. The

former X Factor hopeful

has been

spotted at a hotel in Australia

just days after he was named favourite to make an unexpected arrival in the jungle

alongside former MP Edwina Currie

. It's thought that the 26-year-old – the fifth act to leave the

X Factor

– will join celebrities including

Melanie Sykes


Michael Buerk


Tinchy Stryder

in the bush on Wednesday.

jake2 © Photo: Getty Images
Jake Quickenden is hotly tipped to join the I'm A Celebrity... line-up

Jake does seem to have been

hinting that he's joining the show

on his Twitter account. On Sunday, he wrote, "TV is getting so much better with @imacelebrity starting tonight… Buzzing." Then, on Wednesday, he greeted his fans with the message, "

Morning campers, Hows every1 today?


Former X Factor star Jake Quickenden posted this message to fans on Wednesday

His tweet coincidentally coincided with the announcement that

Gemma Collins had decided to leave


I'm A Celebrity…

jungle after just three days. A spokesperson for the show confirmed the news, adding, "We're sorry to see Gemma go but respect her decision and wish her well."

gemma © Photo: Rex
Gemma Collins decided to leave the jungle after three days

Gemma had

struggled with camp life

since the start of the series on Sunday. Viewers of the show can see her departure by tuning in to

I'm A Celebrity…

on Wednesday night at 9pm.

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