Ryan Thomas is being lined up for this year's series of 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!'.

Ryan Thomas

Ryan Thomas

The former 'Coronation Street' actor - who was known for portraying Jason Grimshaw until he bowed out of the soap last year - is at the top of the bosses' wish list for the next installment of the creepy-crawly show after his younger brother Adam proved a hit with viewers last year.

A source close to the 32-year-old actor told The Sun Online: "There was speculation before Adam went into the jungle [last year] that maybe Ryan would do it - but circumstances went against that and Adam went in and did brilliantly.

"Ryan would be superb in the jungle and there has never been a family member following a family member into the outback ever in all the series.

"Fans would no doubt get behind him like they did Adam, and it'd be interesting to see if he reacts to the bushtucker trials in the same funny way."

However, producers may have to slap down a large sum of money to coax the hunk to the Australian outback as he's currently across the pond trying to carve out a career in Hollywood.

Ryan said when he announced his decision to leave 'Corrie' to pursue other things Stateside: "I feel like sometimes you go round in circles with storylines and being in a soap is like being in a bubble. It's time to pop it, test myself and take myself out of my comfort zone."

And Ryan - who has seven-year-old daughter Scarlett with his ex-girlfriend Tina O'Brien - will certainly have pressure on his shoulders if he does take on the jungle gig as his brother Adam managed to worm his way to the final last year and ultimately came third place.