Jacqueline Jossa ‘not returning for I’m A Movie star last’ (Image: ITV)
The EastEnders actress gained the present final yr, and would usually be returning to camp at hand over the ceremonial crown.
Nevertheless, in response to stories, ITV bosses determined in opposition to the transfer as she hadn’t been capable of isolate beforehand.
‘It’s a extra Covid safe possibility to not invite Jacqueline on set at hand over the crown,’ an insider claimed. ‘So on steadiness, producers determined for her to not seem on the ultimate.
‘We don’t wish to deliver an outsider into the bubble. We’ve protected the celebs for weeks and that doesn’t finish on the ultimate.
Vernon Kay, Giovanna Fletcher and Jordan North are battling it out for the crown (Image: ITV)
‘She has been rehearsing for a West Finish function so hasn’t been capable of isolate so it was deemed an pointless threat.’
Jacqueline was beforehand invited to return with a bunch of different former Jungle stars, together with Joey Essex and Charlie Brooks, to have a good time the 20-year anniversary.
However, regardless of being a agency fan favorite final yr, she was fearful about stealing the thunder of this year’s crop of contestants, and declined.
As an alternative, she was gearing up for a finale return – which is believed to have now been scrapped.
’Jacqueline is actually grateful to ITV,’ a supply stated on the time.
‘However whereas she was supplied the prospect to make a cameo she didn’t wish to steal anybody else’s thunder.’
‘She accepted the prospect at hand over the crown nevertheless it’ll be a flying go to.’
Metro.co.uk has contacted ITV reps for a remark.