Amir Khan's I'm a Celebrity All Stars appearance 'under review'

Amir Khan’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! All Stars appearance is said to be under review, following his failed drugs test.

The boxer is heading back into the jungle, Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly confirmed, alongside the likes of Carol Vorderman and Jordan Banjo.

The 36-year-old appeared on the 17th series in 2017, where he found himself in a bit of trouble after the notorious ‘Strawberry Gate’ with comedian Iain Lee.

But, his appearance in the All-Star series is now under review, after Khan was handed a two-year ban from all sport as a result of a failed anti-doping test following his defeat to arch-rival Kell Brook in February last year.

The dad-of-three tested positive for ostarine but has maintained he did not intentionally take the substance.

An independent hearing accepted his argument, ruling out ‘deliberate or reckless conduct’ and concluding the ostarine in his system was too low to have enhanced his performance.

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A source said: ‘This news will have led to discussions internally, it may mean he is featured slightly less ­prominently or a conversation around camp is now more relevant or revealing.’

The insider added to The Mirror: ‘But it really depends a lot on what happened in the jungle. The timing of news of this ban is not ideal for ITV.’

The All-Stars series was filmed in South Africa last September, and is thought to be hitting our screens in just a few weeks.

Ahead of appearing on the all-stars series, Khan said: ‘I’m determined this time not to be soft when it comes to the trials.’

Announcing the line-up on Saturday Night Takeaway, which includes Helen Flanagan and Fatima Whitbread, Ant and Dec said: ‘Now it’s something we’ve always wanted to do and it’s I’m a Celeb as you’ve never seen it before.

All Stars lineup

The celebrities confirmed to be taking part include:

  • Happy Mondays’ Shaun Ryder
  • Former Countdown queen Carol Vorderman
  • Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan
  • Model and businesswoman Janice Dickinson
  • Former Royal butler Paul Burrell
  • Cricket legend Phil Tufnell
  • Boxer Amir Khan
  • Javelin ace Fatima Whitbread
  • Diversity’s Jordan Banjo

‘That’s because we’ve taken some of your favourite faces from the last 20 years and sent them back into camp, only this time that camp is in South Africa.’

The cast appeared on the show via video link to play a special version of popular game Read My Lips.

ITV declined to comment when approached by

I’m A Celebrity All Stars starts on ITV soon.

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