He is an AFL legend who disappeared from the screens two years ago amid much controversy.
And now it looks like former Channel Seven commentator Wayne Carey could return to TV – as a reality star.
Carey, 53, is rumored to be joining the cast of the next season of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
Speculation began after Channel 10 teased fans that the cast of this year’s series includes an “AFL Hall of Famer and premiership player.”
Now him Herald of the sun reports that the description fits Carey since he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010 and captained North Melbourne as they won two premiership flags.
The Herald Sun reports that after two years off air, scandal-plagued former Channel Seven star and football legend Wayne Carey (pictured) could be heading to the jungle for the next season of I’m a Celebrity …Get Me Out of Here.
Meanwhile, the report also speculates that fitness influencer Tiffany Hall could also join the cast of IAC..GMOH.
Other rumored casts include comedian Ross Noble, Olympian Ian Thorpe and 2021 Married at First Sight star Byrce Ruthven.
In January Channel 10 announced that the new season of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! Australia will be released on March 24.
The upcoming series will see Robert Irwin co-host the show alongside presenter Julia Morris.
Speculation began after Channel 10 teased fans that the cast of this year’s series includes an “AFL Hall of Famer and premiership player.” Pictured: I’m a Celebrity… 2024 presenters Robert Irwin and Julia Morris
Robert beat out big names Sam Pang, Jimmy Rees, Curtis Stone, Beau Ryan and Tristan MacManus for the role of TV presenter.
The network had a difficult task replacing popular host Dr. Chris Brown, and the cast was impressed with Robert’s natural charm at the audition.
If Carey makes it into the cast, it will be a great return as a football hero.
In September 2022, Carey was escorted out of the Perth casino.
The report also speculates that fitness influencer Tiffany Hall (pictured) could also join I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here. Ross Noble, Olympian Ian Thorpe and 2021 Married at First Sight star Byrce Ruthven are also rumored to be in the cast.
The scandal caused Carey to quickly disappear from Melbourne’s airwaves and her very lucrative Channel 7 gig.
Carey’s contract at Channel 7 expired at the end of 2021 and industry site TV Blackbox reported it would not be renewed.
Channel 7 had already removed him from Friday’s main broadcast in favor of AFLW star Daisy Pearce.
The scandal came after a series of run-ins with the law dating back to 1996.