EastEnders’ Jessica Plummer ‘signs up for I’m A Celebrity’ after dramatic soap exit

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Jessica Plummer has fast become a fan favourite as her heartbreaking storyline as Chantelle Atkins on EastEnders earlier this year.

Chantelle was murdered by her husband Gray Atkins after months of enduring abuse from the lawyer.

The soap star’s storyline has received praise from viewers across the nation for raising awareness of domestic abuse.

And now, Jessica reportedly hopes to keep the success continuing away from Walford. As, according to a source, fans could be set to see the star very soon, but this time appearing as herself rather than a character.

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It has been reported that Jessica has signed up to this year’s series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, which is taking place in Wales.

A source has said of Jessica, who reportedly split from her childhood sweetheart: “Soap stars always do well in the show.

“Just look at Jessica’s Enders’ predecessor Jacqueline Jossa last year.

“Bosses are delighted to be able to convince her to take part.

“It’s a great move for both parties as she’s just left the soap and this is a great opportunity for her personality to be shown to millions.

“She hopes it will be a real stepping stone for her career,” they continued to The Sun Online.

Jessica could reportedly be set to join Beverly Callard, former Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Pritchard and Vernon Kay.

The actress isn’t the only famous face from Albert Square who is set to appear on I’m A Celeb.

As Jake Wood, who is leaving the show, is set to become a campmate on the series this year.

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Speaking exclusively to OK! online, a source said: “Jake has more than a few offers on the table and plenty of things in the works too.

“He’s not gonna be short of work and projects so he needed to take time from EastEnders just so he can find the time to do a few other bits.

“The door isn’t going to be closed on his character forever so he’ll be able to return if he wants.”

The insider went to reveal that Jake had been approached by producers on I’m A Celebrity many times already.

“The guys at I’m A Celebrity have tried a few times to get him in the jungle and why wouldn’t they, he’d be dynamite in the jungle.

“Imagine the viewers seeing him in the jungle shower. Having the show filmed in Wales this year makes it more attractive to him because he's not gonna have to worry about rats and snakes running around camp”.

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