Naughty Boy set to take part in I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

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Naughty Boy credit:Bang Showbiz
Naughty Boy credit:Bang Showbiz

Naughty Boy is to take part in 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'.

The 36-year-old producer - whose real name is Shahid Khan - had originally planned to take part last year but had to pull out at the last minute and was replaced by eventual runner-up Jordan North, so bosses have again lined him up to sleep at Gwrych Castle in North Wales and are hoping he will share some gossip about his famous friends, including Beyonce and Sam Smith.

A source told The Sun on Sunday newspaper's Bizarre column: “Shahid is really excited to go into the castle and is up for the challenge. He loves his creature comforts, so he knows it will be a tough gig. He has a lot of personality so he’s hoping this will be a good platform for him.

“Producers hope that around the campfire he will spill on all the pop stars he’s worked with.”

If he does take part in this year's show, Naughty Boy will reportedly be joined by 'EastEnders' actor Adam Woodyatt, former 'Strictly Come Dancing' judge Arlene Phillips, The Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge and former ‘Love Island’ contestant Maura Higgins.

And the contestants and crew members have been warned they need to be mindful of the bats - which are a protected species - nesting in the castle.

Sian Williams - Natural Resources Wales head of operations - said: "In the months ahead of filming 'I'm A Celebrity...' we have been advising ITV in relation to protecting bats as both the notified feature of the adjacent Llanddulas Limestone and Gwrych Castle Wood Site of Special Scientific Interest and as a European protected species.”

Species of protected bats that roam around the castle include the lesser horseshoe bat, the brown long-eared bat and the soprano pipistrelle.

A spokesman for the show added: "As a production we work with all the relevant authorities to ensure we adhere to all necessary regulations.”

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