Amir Khan is to take part in 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'.

Amir Khan

Amir Khan

The 34-year-old boxer has jetted off to Australia to appear on the show, just hours after revealing he had reconciled with pregnant wife Faryal Makhdoom following a turbulent period in which they each accused the other of being unfaithful.

And Amir is said to be hoping his stint in the jungle will help redeem his public image following his highly-publicised marital woes.

A source said: "[Producers] had hoped that as a newly-single man there could be a jungle romance with some of the sexy singletons there. But that's now looking unlikely.

"Meanwhile Amir's hoping he can use the show as a springboard to help rebuild some of the damaged public perception of him after his marriage split."

The sportsman had previously been unsure whether to take part in the show as his Muslim faith may have been an issue with some of the eating trials, but he's now ready to enter camp after talks with show bosses.

The source told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "It's been touch and go for a while, but now that he's in Australia they're confident he'll end up in the camp -- even though it isn't yet signed and sealed.

"ITV have been trying to get him to do the show for years so this is a real coup for them. They think he'll make great TV."

Meanwhile, Rebekah Vardy is also set to enter the jungle, but almost pulled out of the show because she couldn't bare the thought of being apart from her children and soccer star husband Jamie Vardy.

However, she has made arrangements to minimise how long she goes without seeing Megan, 11, and Taylor, six - who she has from a past relationship, and Sofia, three, and Finlay, 10 months.

An insider explained to The Sun Online: "She's really worried about leaving her kids behind and is really panicking about it.

"She was about to pull out because she can't bear the thought of being away from them for so long, however she has now arranged to fly them out too so that they are with her the minute she leaves the camp.

"Rebekah is going to be the last celeb to land in Australia because this has been such a last minute decision and she doesn't want to be separated from her family any longer that necessary."

Rebekah ultimately agreed to take part in the show because her kids wanted her to.

The source added: "The only reason she agreed to do it in the end was because her kids begged her to do it. They're so excited to see her on TV."

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