Dyer to donate his fee to Ipswich charity after being confirmed in jungle line-up

Kieron Dyer in the jungle

Kieron Dyer in the jungle - Credit: Archant

Former Ipswich Town footballer Kieron Dyer is set to donate his entire appearance fee to charity, after being confirmed in the line-up for I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.

The ex-England international was rumoured to be heading to the celebrity jungle after being spotted in Brisbane, Australia, over the weekend, but after initially denying the reports he has today been named in the line-up for the ITV show.

Dyer told ITV he is heading to the jungle due to the fact the show is regular viewing in his household, with the 36-year-old set to donate his entire appearance fee to the Ipswich-based Jude Brady Foundation, which works to raise awareness of stillbirth and neonatal death.

“I’m A Celebrity is a favourite in our house,” he said.

“I watch it with my children and they wanted me to do it. They begged me to go on!

“I like to stir things up and I am a mickey taker. I will amuse myself and have a banter with everyone. Let’s hope they’re actually in the mood for some laughter.”

The former midfielder will appear alongside former world champion boxer Chris Eubank, Hollyoaks actress Jorgie Porter, Dragons Den star Duncan Bannatyne and Spandeu Ballet singer Tony Hadley.

Also appearing are Union J singer George Shelley, Most Haunted’s Yvette Fielding, X-Factor dance guru Brian Friedman, writer Lady Colin Campbell and Susannah Constantine, one half of Trinny and Susannah.

How will Dyer get on in the jungle? Find out from a journalist who has been friends with the former Ipswich player for more than 20 years

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