Love Island star 'in talks' to join I'm A Celebrity now he's single again

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Love Island's laddish prankster Chris Taylor has said he'd love to swap his swimming trunks for some khakis for a possible stint on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! Since his breakout moment in 2019, the 33-year-old Love Island alumni has made quite the splash in the world of reality TV and is currently signed up to appear on the next series of Celebs Go Dating after a stint on the Love Island: All Stars series in 2023.

Although the actor, who had a role in the recent Barbie movie, failed to find love during his emotional rollercoaster villa experience with Arabella Chi, it hasn't put him off reality TV altogether and he recently said he'd love to do I'm A Celebrity or something challenging like Celebrity SAS.

Love Island's Chris Taylor
Chris failed to find love on his previous Love Island stints -Credit:Jed Cullen/Dave Benett/WireImage

He's also set to be a panel member on this year's Love Island edition, teaming up with Sam Thompson, Indiyah Polack and Amy Hart in fronting the series' spin-off show.

Teaming up with McDonald's to promote their latest Surprize Fries campaign, Chris said he'd had discussions with ITV execs about possibly heading Down Under, telling the Daily Star: "I'd love to do I'm A Celeb, yeah." Acknowledging further chats about his potential participation, he shared: "I've had chats with them about that, I think I'll definitely do that at some point when I'm ready for it."

Pictured: Celeb Go Dating agents (L-R) Dr Tara, Anna Williamson, Paul C Brunson and Tom Read Wilson.
Chris will be enlisting the Celebs Go Dating agents for help this summer -Credit:Channel 4

In addition, he confirmed he's open to offers from the likes of Strictly Come Dancing and Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins.

He said: "Other things like Strictly, Dancing on Ice, I can skate but I can't dance. So, I mean I'd be up for a challenge. SAS terrifies me even just the idea of it, but I think I would do it if they wanted me to."

However, he dashed hopes for a Love Island comeback, despite the buzz around Love Island: All Stars returning for another stint in 2025. He admitted: "I'm up for stuff but I don't know if I could do another Love Island, I don't think I've got that range left in me. But also, I want to settle down, hopefully I'll find someone on Celebs Go Dating and I can't do it."

Chris, Indiyah and Amy for Love Island
Chris will be joining the Love Island Aftersun panel -Credit:ITV

Reflecting on post-villa life, Chris revealed past talks with ITV chiefs about a return. He shared: "I actually had a meeting with a couple of the execs at ITV when I'd finished the season [All Stars].

"And one of the big dogs said to me, 'It looks like we're gonna get a season two, we're just making sure it's gonna get a recommission on All Stars'. And then he went and wiggled his eyebrows at me."

However, he said he was very clear about where he stood on a third stint in the villa. "And I went, 'There's no f***ing way I'm doing it again brother, there's no way," he said. "I mean I was quite anti-it in the first place anyway, I didn't really want to do it, but I changed my opinion on it over time when I spoke to him about it."