Bankrupt tennis legend Boris Becker set to join I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Here in bid to avoid financial ruin

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BANKRUPT Boris Becker is set to join I’m A Celebrity.

The ex-Wimbledon champ hopes a £500,000 jungle pay day will help him to avoid financial ruin.

 Bankrupt Boris Becker is set to join this year's I’m A Celebrity

Bankrupt Boris Becker is set to join this year’s I’m A Celebrity

BBC pundit Becker, 49, is £54million in debt.

He blew his fortune on failed business ventures and a lavish lifestyle after three Wimbledon tennis titles in the 1980s.

A source close to Becker said: “As everyone now knows, Boris’s financial situation is desperate.

“He needs a way to make a lot of money fast, and has looked to I’m A Celebrity to help him do exactly that.

 Boris' agents are hoping to get him £500,000 to appear on the show

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Boris’ agents are hoping to get him £500,000 to appear on the show

“His representatives are negotiating with ITV over his fee, and they are aiming to get him £500,000.

“TV chiefs know he would be a brilliant signing. But they also know Boris is slightly over a barrel as a result of his dire financial situation.”

Becker paid millions to a Russian model he got pregnant in a London restaurant’s broom cupboard.

Divorce from first wife Barbara cost him another £10million.

 Becker is hoping to make £1million by selling his silver gilt Wimbledon trophies

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Becker is hoping to make £1million by selling his silver gilt Wimbledon trophies

He was declared bankrupt in June and his £65,000 Maserati Ghibli S was carted away.

Last week we revealed Becker hopes to make £1million selling his silver gilt Wimbledon trophies.

I’m A Celebrity returns to ITV in November.

The source said: “Even if Boris does collect half a million, it isn’t going to make a dent in his debts.

 Becker lost his fortune on failed business ventures and a lavish lifestyle

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Becker lost his fortune on failed business ventures and a lavish lifestyle

“But it is a step in the right direction and could lead to more lucrative opportunities — which he desperately needs.”

ITV refused to comment on “speculation”.

Who’s rumoured to be in the line up for I’m A Celebrity 2017?

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