Leeds’s own Olympic golden girl tipped for shot at TV’s jungle title

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She became sporting royalty when she won boxing gold at the 2012 Olympics.

Now rumours are rife that Leeds lass Nicola Adams could be set for a crack at being crowned queen of the jungle.

Nicola has been strongly tipped as a potential contestant on the new series of ITV‘s jungle-set reality show I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, which starts a week on Sunday.

The 32-year-old’s camp was today staying tight-lipped over her possible involvement, with a representative declining to comment when contacted by the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Bookmaker William Hill is already offering odds of 6-1 that she could be the show’s winner, with her fellow Olympian Tom Daley the favourite at 4/1.

Nicola has previously hinted that I’m A Celebrity... would be her reality show of choice, saying: “I think I’d be more of a jungle type person than a Big Brother type of person.

“There’s too much sitting about in Big Brother for me. I’m competitive. I’m an athlete so I’d be ready for anything in the jungle.”

Stars who have reportedly already signed up for I’m A Celebrity... include TV presenter Melanie Sykes and Hollyoaks actress Gemma Merna.

Other famous names said to be in the frame include magician Dynamo and one-time X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos.

Nicola, who also won gold at this year’s Commonwealth Games, wouldn’t be the first person with Leeds links to appear on the programme.

Model Nell McAndrew was on its first series in 2002 and former Emmerdale actresses Sheree Murphy and Malandra Burrows gave jungle life a whirl in 2005 and 2006 respectively.

Tony Burdin, chief executive of Sheffield Mutual Friendly Society

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