Grace Dent is set to "eat humble pie" and take part in 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'.

Grace Dent is set to go into the jungle

Grace Dent is set to go into the jungle

The 'Masterchef' star has previously slammed the reality show but has reportedly signed a deal and will be heading Down Under for the programme later this month after agreeing a £100,000 deal.

A source told The Sun on Sunday newspaper's TV Biz column: “'Masterchef' fans know Grace for her withering put-downs of contestants’ food and disdain for anything less than stellar cooking.

“But she’ll be eating humble pie in the jungle, surviving on rice and beans and taking part in Bushtucker trials.”

The 50-year-old food critic previously branded the series "a puerile venture into starvation, televised constipation and animal cruelty, abbreviated by ads for Iceland £1 curries.”

And she claimed she was embarrassed at the idea of being seen to be tuning in.

She said: “I snap my blinds firmly shut before settling down to watch 'I’m a Celeb', in fear the theme tune alone devalues my property.”

Other stars in the frame for the new series include JLS singer Marvin Humes, jockey Frankie Dettori, soap stars Danielle Harold and Nick Pickard, controversial politician Nigel Farage, and 'This Morning' host Josie Gibson.

It was previously claimed Nigel was offered a staggering £1 million to take part and he recently admitted he is "seriously considering" going into camp this year after rejecting past approaches.

Speaking on his GB News show, he said: "Several times since 2016 I've had 'I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!' from ITV saying to me, 'Come into the jungle.'

"And they've always offered me really quite substantial sums of money to do so, and I have always thought 'No, it's probably not the right thing for me to do.' "

But Nigel admitted he could be swayed because he wants to "connect" with some of the 10 million youngsters who watch the ITV show.

He added: "Well, you've got about 10 million young people who watch that programme.

"These are people who don't really watch the news or read newspapers, but they still care about the country they live in and their futures.

"And actually, in many ways, the futures of young people in Britain had been blighted.

"They haven't got the same opportunities that their parents and grandparents had and they'd love to look for solutions.

"So in my mind, if I was to do it, I might be able to connect with that audience because goodness me they all watch 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' "