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Coleen Rooney: 'I'm too much of a home bird for I'm a Celeb'

Published 07/06/2016

Wayne and Coleen Rooney
Wayne and Coleen Rooney

Coleen Rooney was offered the chance to appear on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, but turned it down because she doesn't like the idea of being away from her family.

Coleen Rooney has "never really wanted" to take part in a reality show.

It was rumoured earlier this year (16) that Coleen was set to appear on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, after having signed a big money deal. However, Coleen has slammed the claims, admitting she frequently gets asked to feature in reality shows, but has never seen the attraction.

"No, I haven't (signed a deal)," Coleen told the Daily Mirror. "I get asked all of the time, but I always say no. Reality shows like that are massive, they ask a lot of people to go in them, but I've never really wanted to."

Coleen has three children with her footballer husband Wayne, and her family is one of the main reasons she would turn down such an opportunity.

"I'm a bit of a home bird - being away for quite a long time from the family would be hard," she explained.

There are a huge array of reality shows out there, from Celebrity Big Brother to Strictly Come Dancing. While Coleen doesn't fancy a foray onto the screen anytime soon, she acknowledges that Ant and Dec's survival show would be top of the list if she ever did think about it.

"I was asked a while ago in an interview if I'd ever do any celebrity shows," she said. "It's not that I said I would do one, it was just which one I would chose if I had to. It would be I'm a Celebrity. But I'd probably never do a show."

The last series of I'm a Celebrity was won by Vicky Pattison, who managed to change the public perception of her from her Geordie Shore days and land a panellist role on Loose Women. Former The Only Way is Essex star Ferne McCann also appeared on the 2015 series, and has since become an entertainment reporter on ITV show This Morning.

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