The Rochdale Herald has learned that ITV plans to make drastic changes to the format of next year’s ‘I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here’.

The number of actual celebrities appearing in the popular reality TV show, fronted by pint-sized presenters Ant and Dec, has dwindled in recent years and with even the D-list running dry, producers have been forced to find a new talent stream.

Dominic Twat, Entertainment Editor for The Sun, told us “Every year the calibre Of the celebrities in the show has dropped dramatically to the extent that this year ITV almost asked a couple of Sun columnists. And Chris Moyles. They need to go back to the drawing board and totally change the format, perhaps asking the female celebs to get their knockers out or something.”

We contacted the Head Of Light Entertainment at ITV last night who told us “I’m A Celeb is our flagship programme. There is no way we are going to let this go down the pan just because of piss-poor ratings and the fact there are no actual celebrities left. It’s still slightly popular and earns us a shit load of advertising revenue so we are going to make some radical changes to next years’ show.

“We’ve employed a Necromancer who can raise the dead so next year’s jungle will be a first in that the camp will be filled entirely with dead celebrities from beyond the grave. We have already animated our first batch of corpses and I can exclusively reveal that our stars will include Rod Hull and Emu, Princess Diana, Bruce Forsyth, Charles Manson, Norman Wisdom and Hitler. And the Bush Tucker trials will include one where the celebrities with the lowest votes eat each other. It’ll be a ratings smash.”

The Rochdale Herald understands that Elvis was also asked to appear but has been signed for panto in Filey instead.