BBC journalist Victoria Derbyshire ‘signs up for I’m a Celebrity 2020’

Victoria Derbyshire has joined the line up of stars who will be taking part on this year’s I’m a Celebrity, according to reports.

The award-winning BBC journalist and newsreader will be heading to Gwyrch Castle in Wales for the series, which starts next month.

She will be joining other rumoured famous faces including Vernon Kay, AJ Pritchard, Beverly Callard and Jessica Plummer.

Victoria, 52, recently made headlines when her BBC show was cancelled and she said she found out on social media.

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 09: Victoria Derbyshire attends the ‘Future Dreams’ Fundraising Lunch at The Savoy Hotel on October 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil P. Mockford/Getty Images)

An insider told The Sun : “Victoria is always game for a challenge so when she was approached for I’m A Celebrity she jumped at the chance.

“It’s always something she’s wanted to do but because of her family she’s never wanted to fly to Australia and be away from them for so long.

“When the show moved to Wales and the opportunity came up, she didn’t want to look a gift horse in the mouth so said yes straight away.”

Victoria’s BBC show was cancelled this year and she says she found out by reading it online

MirrorOnline has approached a rep for the show for comment.

Mum-of-two Victoria beat breast cancer after being diagnosed in 2015 and undergoing a single masectomy.

At just 46-years-old, Victoria believed that her life was ending, and she was forced to warn her beloved husband Mark Sandell that he would be raising their two sons as a single parent.

Gwrych Castle has been subjected to huge renovation works

Opening up about her cancer battle on poignant BBC One special Dear NHS Superstars, Victoria relived that moment she realised she might not get to see her sons Oliver and Joe grow up.

After visiting her radiologist during her breast cancer battle, she revealed her fears that the tumour had grown.

The brave TV star recalled: “When I was 46 I was diagnosed with breast cancer.

“The overriding concern was, “Oh my god, am I going to die?”.

Victoria said she was physically abused by her dad during her childhood

In August, she appeared in a Panorama episode where she opened up on “really difficult times” during childhood while living with a violent father who used to whip her with his belt.

She wept: “Growing up, I remember my whole body tensing every time I heard my father’s key in the back door.

“What mood would he be in when he came home from work? Would he provoke an argument? Would it lead to him hitting me, whipping me with his belt or just slapping me round the back of my head?”

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