The Rock to live in the jungle on British reality show?
Nov 5, 2012 - by Adam Stephen Kelly
Various media outlets in the UK are reporting a “leaked” line-up for the new series of reality show I’m a Celebrity… Get Met Out of Here!, which starts this weekend, and claim that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is currently in talks with producers to appear.
The show, which sees celebrities living together and competing in various trials in the Australian jungle, typically features stars who are, let’s say, past their heydey, which makes the mere idea that A-list talent such as The Rock will appear very hard to believe, especially as an actor who was reportedly the fifth highest-paid man in Hollywood from May 2011-May 2012 with a whopping $36 million, which is actually incorrect as it does not include his WrestleMania 28 payday, and that would put him into second place behind only Tom Cruise.
I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! harbours a reputation, like all celebrity-based reality shows, for having questionable “stars” in its line-up, and never has the programme come anywhere near to offering a salary that one would expect to be considered by The Rock. I also doubt that, even for a bit of fun, he wouldn’t go without a gym and a proper diet for up to three weeks, so place this rumour in the “highly unlikely” category. He has also denied it via Twitter.