“The casting teams are trying to lure in big stars to make sure audiences are engaged – the good news? Money is no object,” says the insider.
“Celebrity-driven reality shows are the new normal and they bring in the ratings. Ten are making an A-list wish list at this very moment.”
At the top of the list is said to be none other than Shane Warne – who recently revealed he wasn’t ruling out getting married again – and Australia’s favourite conservationist, Terri Irwin!
Both stars have a “very healthy” working relationship with Ten, with Shane previously appearing on I’m a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! in 2016. Terri also made a guest appearance on the show in the same season.
“Aussies know their back stories and want them to be happy – it would make sense,” tells the insider.
“Along with Shane and Terri, there’s a few other people Ten are looking at. Celeb-driven reality is the key to ratings success.”