Shane Richie is said to be preparing to enter the upcoming series of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!
And it seems that the soap star’s fee was burning a hole in his pocket as he’s splashed out on a lavish camper van with a £75,000 price tag, ahead of his rumoured appearance on the ITV show.
The 56-year-old – who is famed for playing cheeky chap Alfie Moon in EastEnders on-off since 2002 – happily posed with his new wheels for the company he purchased the motorhome from.
He also re-tweeted a post – on October 8 – by the Camper UK company on his Twitter page to boast about his new purchase.
The company penned: “When BAFTA award winning actor @realshanerichie arranged an appointment at Camper UK in Lincoln to purchase a new motorhome, Managing Director, Dean, knew just the van: the new Geist by LMC Explorer Premium I 650.”
Proving that the flashy actor did not cut costs, the model Shane went for is available to buy for a hefty £74,495.
According to the website the top of the range mobile abode features pilot seats, cruise control, a freezer, three-hob cooker, fridge and oven.
There is also a bedroom with a double bed and pull down double bed – meaning four people can stay inside the motorhome.
Shane splashing the cash on his new set of wheels comes amid reports that he is set to head into a two-week quarantine ahead of I’m A Celeb kicking off in November.
This year, I’m A Celebrity is taking part at its new venue Gwrych Castle, North Wales, rather than its original location in Australia.
A source told The Sun : “ITV have always wanted Shane for the jungle but with panto not happening this year and other work opportunities less likely, he decided this was the time to take the plunge.
“Going to North Wales is less of a huge commitment than flying halfway across the world, too, so he jumped at the chance.”
They added that production already reckon he’s a favourite to win as he is known for being a “likable bloke”.
Among those also rumoured to be taking part this year include Tamzin Outhwaite, Mo Farah, AJ Pritchard, Matt Baker, Amy Hart and Vernon Kay.
*I’m A Celebrity returns in November on ITV