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Joey Barton, a jungle, 24 hour tv cameras and a bunch of z-list celebrities, what could have possibly gone wrong? Well unfortunately we'll likely never know as the footballer reportedly turned down £500,000 to be part of 'I'm A Celebrity.'
Right now the sporting world has to keep an eye on goings on in Australia and hope that the local creatures aren't getting the better of our brave men in the thick of it. Enough about the Ashes, we're here to talk about 'I'm A Celebrity.'
Amir Khan, Dennis Wise and Jamie Vardy's wife are currently in the 'jungle' as part of ITV's reality show and representing the wonderful world of sport- whether we like it or not as a WAG Rebekah Vardy is representing sport.
How tense was that? Top marks to @amirkingkhan for smashing his 2nd Bushtucker Trial! #ImACeleb pic.twitter.com/UgOgsM6pwG
- I'm A Celebrity... (@imacelebrity) November 21, 2017
So far Khan has both disgraced himself, by being afraid of spiders, and made a strong comeback by doing the second bushtucker trial too.
Right now what the jungle is missing is a controversial character who would kick a snake halfway across Australia and then have a go at his camp mates for not joining him, which is exactly why we're gutted Joey Barton isn't there.
According to the Mirror the programme offered the midfielder, who is currently serving an 18 month ban for illegally betting on football matches, half a million pounds to join the show but he would have only accepted £1 million.
Barton attacks everyone in sight in an attempt to keep QPR in the Premier League. Image: PA Images
A source told the paper, "Joey would be I'm A Celebrity gold. He isn't afraid to speak his mind and very rarely walks away from a row. He would've been brilliant and producers have tried to get him before.
"But with him serving a ban, they thought they'd tempt him with a massive offer. It's more than they've ever offered anyone before."
Just imagine the utter gold Barton would have come out with. Image: PA Images
It's been reported the former world champion boxer Khan is being paid £250k to be on the show and they wouldn't have been able to afford both the Bolton born Olympic silver medalist and the Liverpool born midfielder.
Barton in the jungle would have been utter gold but his potential campmates will probably be quite relieved.
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