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Hollyoaks legend Nick Pickard signs up for I'm A Celebrity?

Hollyoaks legend Nick Pickard signs up for I'm A Celebrity?
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Hollyoaks OG Nick Pickard reportedly signs for I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

Hollyoaks veteran Nick Pickard has reportedly signed up to appear on this year's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

The 48-year-old has played Tony Hutchinson on the Channel 4 soap since it started in 1995 - the only cast member to achieve the feat - and in 2017 was given the British Soap Award for Outstanding Achievement.

I'm A Celebrity has a history of casting Hollyoaks stars, including Owen Warner (2022), Malique Thompson-Dwyer (2018), Jamie Lomas (2017) and Jorgie Porter (2015) - and now Pickard will supposedly be following in their footsteps.

A source told The Sun: "Tony from Hollyoaks - as Nick will always happily be known as - is an absolute soap legend and a huge signing for I'm A Celeb.

"Soap stars always do brilliantly on the show because they come with a loyal following and they don't come more down-to-earth and likeable than Nick.

"He would be fantastic and make great telly if he makes the final cut.

"Of course Hollyoaks was recently moved online by Channel 4 so it comes at a helpful time for the soap too, helping introduce that younger online audience to Nick via I'm A Celeb's huge reach."

The new series of I'm A Celeb gets underway on ITV next month.

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