George Entwistle, who resigned as Director General of the BBC on Saturday night after the Newsnight scandal that saw the investigative programme broadcast a piece saying a senior Tory during the Thatcher era was involved in child abuse at a North Wales children's home in the 1970s & 80s, is being lined up as a last minute contestant on the jungle based reality show 'I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here'.
Newsnight did not name the Tory, but the name was circulated on twitter. The man abused later backtracked and said it was not the man named. Entwistle's resignation was announced by Chris Patten on saturday night, after George admitted that he was not warned in advance of the Newsnight content.
He was in the DG job for just 54 days - and was caught in the headlights and headlines as the Jimmy Savile scandal developed. He is expected to fly out to Australia in the next 24 hours, and could join the camp after the first eviction.
Also on the show are former Corrie eye candy Helen Flanagan, former Dr Who Colin Baker and Conservative MP Nadine Dorries. The participation of Dorries has already provided huge publicity and provoked outcry for the show. The MP for Mid-Bedfordshire had previously called David Cameron and Gideon Osborne 'posh boys'.
The Acting Director General of BBC has been named as Tim Davie. Candidates in the frame for the full-time gig include Harry Redknapp, Danny Baker, The Archbishop of Canterbury and Mitt Romney.