Controversial I’m A Celebrity contestant Lady Colin Campbell is in talks with telly bosses to have her own TV reality show. Although she would be following in the footsteps of former campmates Katie Price and Peter Andre, the 66-year-old royal biographer hopes to emulate the success of Kim Kardashian.
The series would be based around the restoration of Lady Campbell’s 18th-century home Goring Castle in West Sussex. Although she bought the Grade 1-listed building two years ago for £700,000, it needs around £2million-worth of repairs.
Talking to the Sunday People, she said: “I am in talks to do a show, but they are at a very sensitive stage. I would do a reality series though, like Kim Kardashian. I want to restore my house and I would do it for that.”
In ITV’s I’m A Celebrity, which won a National TV award for best entertainment programme this week, Lady Campbell proved to be one of the show’s most memorable contestants, branding her fellow celebs “oiks” and “runts”, getting into rows with her campmates or generally just getting their backs up!
Lady Campbell attended the awards at London’s O2 along with other stars of the 2015 series, including Towie’s Ferne McCann and Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley.
Interviewed at the event by showbiz reporter Dan Wootton for Good Morning Britain, Hadley said that after their spectacular falling out in the jungle it was unlikely that he would become friends with Lady Campbell anytime soon.
A TV insider told the newspaper: “She was compulsive viewing and TV executives want more. It is felt that she was poorly edited in the jungle to make her look even more fiery than she was. This will be a chance for viewers to see her true colours.”