LISA Appleton has been seen munching bugs and downing wine in a swimming costume in a desperate bid to get on I’m A Celeb… but show bosses have said they’ve never heard of her.
The reality star was trying to show producers what they are missing, after claiming she was in talks with the ITV juggernaut.
But bosses completely dismissed the suggestion and said they didn’t know who she was.
A source close to the star claimed: “Only a few people knew that Lisa had been in touch with the I’m a Celeb team.
“They were interested, but in the end they said they weren’t going to offer her a spot this time.”
But ITV bosses have been left baffled by the claims and an I’m A Celebrity insider has told The Sun Online there is no truth to rumours that Lisa was ever in consideration.
The source told us: “I’m sure she’s a lovely lady, but she’s just not high profile enough for the show.”
Lisa recently underwent a glam new makeover and she showed off the results by posing in a revealing pink and blue swimsuit complete with tassels.
She put her own spin on the show’s classic Bushtucker Trials as she munched on bugs and downed wine straight from the bottle.
The former Big Brother star couldn’t resist pulling a funny face as she posed for snaps in a traditional outback hat with corks.
She managed to capture the spirit of the jungle camp Down Under without leaving the country as she posed for the pictures.
In one cheeky shot, Lisa was seen flashing her bum as she crawled on her hands and knees through her makeshift jungle camp.
Lisa was also shown adjusting her swimming costume and grabbing her boobs to avoid a wardrobe malfunction which have become an Appleton staple in recent months.
After returning to the lime light when pictures of her eating sausages when viral, Lisa has since became a firm fan favourite.
Lisa is currently in LA to try to forge a career for herself there, as well as to see the sights and mingle with some stars.
The reality TV favourite has recently undergone a dramatic makeover after splashing £7,000 on her appearance – including liposuction, having fat removed from her eyelids and a face and neck lift.
Revealing her body transformation last month, Lisa said she has also dropped from a size 16 to a size 12 and is loving her new look.
She told Closer at the time: “I look 20 years younger now! I look like a sexy Bond Girl and I could definitely give Sophie Anderton a run for her money!
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“I’ve been feeling like a mummy walking around in bandages for the past few weeks.”
Lisa underwent four hours of cosmetic surgery over two days in June and spent weeks afterwards recovering.
“I knew surgery was something I wanted to do to help me feel better,” she said.
“I started looking at photos of myself and I didn’t like what I saw. I had a big belly and three chins.”
Lisa has been going for a classier look since being in LA – pictured here in the UK earlier this month
She added: “I’d always been fit and healthy and I wanted the old me back.”
These pics appear to show she’s finally happy with her body and even though she’s not going to the jungle, she’s still a winner in our eyes.
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