Corrie’s Andrew Whyment pictured in Australia amid I’m A Celeb speculation

Coronation Street star Andrew Whyment has added fuel to the fire this week, by posing for photos in sunny Australia.

In exclusive Daily Star Online footage, Andrew was seen stroking a kangaroo and feeding an emu Down Under.

The 38-year-old, who plays Kirk Sutherland on the hit ITV soap, has been rumoured to take part in the new season of I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

Just last week, Corrie fans were devastated to hear he hadn't made the original line-up – while the celebs headed to Oz, he was spotted Christmas shopping at a UK garden centre.

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But the soap star has reignited hopes with the videos of exotic critters, proving he's made the journey down under.

Leaving the Corrie cobbles behind, Andrew looks likely to join the other celebs in the infamous campsite.

Factory worker Kirk is a beloved character on the show, 19 years since his series debut back in 2000.

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Andrew isn't the only soap star to make a late appearance on the reality show – EastEnders' Cliff Parisi is officially taking part.

The 59-year-old rose to fame as loveable oaf Minty Peterson on the BBC One soap, until his departure in 2010.

In 2012, he snapped up another major gig as handyman Fred Buckle on Call the Midwife.

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While Cliff's appearance is confirmed, ITV has yet to officially welcome Andrew to the I'm A Celeb crew – fingers crossed it's just a matter of time.

I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! continues each day at 9pm on ITV.

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