I’m A Celebrity have Megan Barton Hanson’s ex Chelcee Grimes ‘on standby’ to replace AJ Pritchard

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Megan Barton Hanson’s ex girlfriend Chelcee Grimes has reportedly secretly signed up to I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!.

The 28 year old former professional footballer turned singer is said to be ready to replace AJ Pritchard, following reports he has tested positive for coronavirus.

Chelcee is said to have been spending two weeks isolating near the I’m A Celeb castle in Abergele, north Wales and has been warned to be ready to enter Gwrych Castle if any of the cast drop out due to the coronavirus.

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A source said: “All of the celebrities are being tested regularly as part of ITV’s plans to make sure the show goes ahead.

“They’re taking zero risks and AJ will be tested again in the coming days. If that comes back negative he’ll start filming at the end of the week as planned, if it comes back positive again they still have a few days to play with, so everyone is quite calm at this point.”

They continued to The Sun Online: “ITV have always been prepared in case of one, or more, dropouts so have had Chelcee and others ready to go.

“She’s been squirreled away in a cottage nearby just in case she’s needed.”


A spokesman for ITV told the publication: “We can confirm that one member of the cast has received a positive covid result and that individual is self isolating where we are giving them all the support that they need.

“I’m A Celebrity has robust health and safety measures and protocols in place in order to operate safely within Covid-19 guidelines.”

Chelcee began dating Love Island star Megan Barton Hanson in September last year.

The couple went public with their romance as Megan played Chelcee’s love interest in her music video for Time To Talk.

But, their romance appeared to be on-and-off as they sparked split rumours on several occasions, with Chelcee once hinting she had been blocked by Megan on Instagram.

Their romance appeared to end in April this year as the pair unfollowed one another on Instagram.

During the early weeks of the first lockdown, fans noticed that Megan, 26, has deleted all pictures of her with the Kylie Minogue songwriter.

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Then, in September the couple were photographed kissing outside a restaurant in Essex, appearing to have reignited their romance.

A source told The Sun at the time: “It’s early days between them. They really like each other, but are taking it slow.

“They have a giggle together and enjoy each other’s company.”

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