Geordie Shore Star Charlotte Crosby Is Announced for ‘I’m A Celeb’

Charlotte Crosby, star of the long-running UK reality series Geordie Shore, is headed to South Africa to star in Channel 10’s upcoming season of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

The 29-year-old announced the news to her 7 million Instagram followers, writing that the reason behind her recent lack of updates was because she was prepping to go to the “GOD DAM SOUTH AFRICAN JUNGLE for @imacelebrityau!!!!”

Charlotte went on to say that while she has no clue what to expect, she knew that it was “GUNNA BE CRAZY!”

“Finally my dreams have come true and I don’t have to photoshop my head on the English line up anymore,” she continued, adding five crying laughing emojis for maximum impact.

In a teaser video posted to I’m A Celeb‘s official Twitter account, Charlotte teased that she’s got “loads of time” on her hands now that she’s “newly single”, following her break up from Ex on the Beach star Josh Ritchie, in November.

Chatting with 10 daily, Charlotte said that she’d “been asked a couple of years in a row,” but that it had always been “an automatic no”.

“I don’t know why but it just didn’t feel like the right time,” she added, musing: “The universe works in funny ways, I was at the stage of my life where I was like, you know what? I’m just going to do it.”

Perhaps Josh’s decision to appear on E4 series Celebs Go Dating just months after the demise of their two-year relationship had something to do with it?

Charlotte stressed that while she may “neck on” if she meets any guys she likes in the jungle, she’s “not looking for a boyfriend”.

“I just want to really love myself before I love anyone else, I think I’ve always relied on someone else to give us that love for a long time,” she said.

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! will premiere on Channel 10 this Sunday, January 5.