Alex Salmond turns down '˜I'm a Celebrity'

Former Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond has turned down the chance to appear on I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!, it has been reported.

Alex Salmond has reportedly turned down the opportunity to go on the ITV show.
Alex Salmond has reportedly turned down the opportunity to go on the ITV show.

Mr Salmond, who lost his Westminster seat of Gordon in last month’s general election, quipped that Theresa May ought to take his slot - suggesting she will be replaced as Prime Minister in the near future.

The ITV show is due to return for a 17th series in December after Gogglebox star Scarlett Moffatt was crowned Queen of the jungle last year.

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Mr Salmond told the Sun: “I am still a big fan of the show but the answer has to be a reluctant ‘no, thank you’.

“I maintain my aversion to creepy crawlies. In any case, I would not wish to take the place of Theresa May who should be available by October or so.”