Michael Le Vell set for I'm A Celebrity
8 March 2018 - 8:00 AM

Michael Le Vell set for I'm A Celebrity

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Michael Le Vell is reportedly set to take part in the next series of "I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!".

The "Coronation Street" actor - who has played Kevin Webster on the soap since 1983 - has previously rejected approached to appear on the tough jungle contest, but after recently being declared bankrupt due to legal fees and failing to keep on top of his tax affairs, he is set to sign on to fly out to Australia later this year.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "It's still early days for producers on I'm A Celeb, but Michael is a name they're looking at.

"He's obviously desperate for the cash, but like Amir Khan this year, he'll have a cracking back story.

"And they'll pay big bucks for a proper "Corrie" legend who will no doubt reveal all about his woes on the show.

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"He's been asked before but circumstances never made sense to do it. Now that could be different."

Despite his financial woes, Michael's personal life is going well as in December, he got engaged to girlfriend Louise Gibbons, 42, after she helped him through his battle with alcohol addiction.

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A source previously said: "Michael has been to hell and back and even now feels the effects of the case.

"But throughout his battle with addiction he's had Louise by his side."

Michael - who met Louise in 2014 through a mutual friend - confessed in 2013 he was an alcoholic after he was on trial for child sex abuse offenses. He was found not guilty.

In 2014, the actor announced he had stopped drinking and sought treatment for his addiction.

He signed a new "Coronation Street" contract last year and vowed not to go back to his old ways.

A source said at the time: "He really does now feel that the worst of his problems are behind him."

In September, the father-of-two is said to have been told he will remain in "Corrie" for at least another year after show bosses opted to extend his current contract - which is worth an estimated £250,000 - by another 12 months.

A source said at the time: "Michael is so pleased because he has worked really hard over the last few years to tackle his problems and concentrate on being Kevin Webster."

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