ASTRONAUT Tim Peake is on Ant and Dec’s personal wish list to take part in I’m A Celebrity this year.
ITV bosses are now trying to recruit Major Tim, the first Briton to walk in space, for the new series in November.
It has emerged that the presenting duo make suggestions every year before being cast, with The A-Team star Mr T and ex-Man United star Roy Keane among previous targets.
A TV source said: “Both Ant and Dec believe Tim would be an intriguing addition to the show and would bring another layer to the campfire conversations.”
“It would be the first time in the series to have an astronaut and give him real meaning.”
The 51-year-old was on the International Space Station from 2015 to 2016 and hosted the Channel 5 series Tim Peake’s Secrets Of Our Universe.
However, he said a return to space was unlikely because he would miss his wife and two children too much.
Ant and Dec’s other previous suggestions include famously frantic actor Mr T, 71, and moody football pundit Roy, 52.
The source added: “Although Ant and Dec are presenters, they know the series inside and out, so producers are always keen to have their input and work with them on casting ideas to create the perfect chemistry .”
Dec admitted in 2021 that he wanted more “grumpy” celebs after a “lovely” series the year before.
ITV has been contacted for comment.