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Alan Halsall
Alan could be heading Down Under in the upcoming series (Picture: Getty)

Coronation Street star Alan Halsall has reportedly signed up for this year’s I’m A Celeb, after he was recently forced to pull out of the series.

The Tyrone Dobbs actor, 41,skipped the latest season – which saw TV and radio personality Sam Thompson crowned King – after undergoing knee surgery.

However, with Alan now on the mend, reports claim that the soap star is getting ready to take on the Bushtucker trials Down Under.

‘Alan and the show bosses are just glad he’s now in a position to be part of this year’s show — though the ­official line-up is months away from being confirmed,’ a source told The Sun.

This comes after Alan’s split from his co-star girlfriend Tish Merry, who played Steph Britton.

They met on set back in 2014 and started dating in 2019 when she left her role.

Alan Halsall's surgery recovery Instagram post
Alan reassured fans that he is recovering from the surgery (Picture: Instagram)

The breakup occurred just months after having an operation to fix an ACL injury.

The ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, crosses in the middle of the knee and connects the thighbone to the shinbone to stabilise your joint.

It can be injured in a variety of ways, usually by stopping suddenly or changing momentum when running or cycling.

At the time, he shared a picture of himself in bed with his leg propped up, noting that the surgery was his leg and would require nine to twelve months of rehabilitation.

To facilitate his op, Tyrone was written out of the show to go on holiday with wife Fiz (Jennie McAlpine), but Alan has since returned to filming.

Last month, he seemed keen to get out and about again with his daughter Sienna, 10, who he shares with ex-wife Lucy-Jo Hudson who also used to appear in Corrie as Katy Harris.

Taking to Instagram stories, he shared a picture of them both to his 235,000 followers.

‘I can’t say I’m feeling 100% but after the last several months of rain I really wanted Sienna to be outdoors and have some adventures this [bank] holiday’ he added.

‘…and we have!’

Metro.co.uk has reached out to ITV for comment.


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