LUCY Fallon is ‘gutted’ after missing out on Strictly Come Dancing to her former Corrie co-star Katie McGlynn – and is now eyeing up a place on I’m A Celebrity.
The 25-year-old, who played Bethany Platt on the ITV soap, quit last year in a bid to pursue other acting work, but has struggled to find jobs due to the pandemic and was hoping to hit the ballroom.
Lucy Fallon is in talks to appear on I’m A Celebrity[/caption]
Her co-star Katie McGlynn has taken the spot she wanted on Strictly[/caption]
A TV insider told The Sun: “Lucy really wanted to take part in Strictly – when she left Corrie she openly told people that was her goal.
“She was gutted when Katie (McGlynn) got a place on the show instead of her so has been open to other options.
“She always said she wouldn’t do I’m A Celeb but has had a change of heart. ITV have been pursuing her for the show for years and think she would be a perfect fit.
“It’s been a really tough year since she left the show, so she’s considering the reality TV route.”
We previously revealed that Lucy was approached to do Strictly in 2018 but was unable to while still working on the soap.
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Bosses made the decision to give a place to Katie – whose Corrie character Sinead Tinker was killed off in 2019 – instead this year.
In the past, Lucy insisted she wouldn’t be “very good” on I’m A Celebrity, but sources say ITV bosses have been working hard to change her mind.
She would be following in the footsteps of a whole host of Corrie stars, including Andrew Whyment, Helen Flanagan and Jennie McAlpine.
Since leaving Corrie, Lucy has appeared in a radio play and reality show Don’t Rock The Boat.
ITV declined to comment when contacted by The Sun Online.
Lucy is famed for playing Bethany Platt on Corrie[/caption]
The actress has struggled to get acting gigs in the pandemic[/caption]