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Shane Richie set for major comeback as he’s bombarded with big money deals from I’m A Celeb after admitting he’s skint

SHANE Richie is set for major comeback as he's bombarded with offers from I'm A Celebrity.

The former EastEnders star admitted he's skint with just £4,000 in the bank after his TV and theatre work were cancelled due to coronavirus.

He's been living off credit cards and handouts from mates, but is set to walk out of the castle with big opportunities.

A show insider told the Mirror: “Before going in Shane said he’d love to go back to EastEnders in 2021 but there are now other offers on the table too over the next 12 months.

“ITV are interested in using him in some projects, and he has theatre work and other avenues to explore too.

"He was a huge star in the 90s and there is nothing to stop him having a big comeback in 2021.”

The Sun revealed 56-year-old Shane’s only company BlueBelle Skye Productions was struggling so much that it had only £4,165 in capital, which works out at just over £11 a day.

Shane told us earlier today how he originally fit I'm A Celebrity around all his other work - which have now been cancelled due to the pandemic, leaving him skint.

He revealed: “We were going to fit it around my other work as I was going on tour, doing a TV series and panto — but that all got cancelled in March.

“And now I am literally skint. You save money for a rainy day but you don’t expect the rainy day to last six months.

“Thankfully I’ve been able to borrow money from mates, my family and the bank and my wife is now very happy we can finally pay off the credit card!”

Over the last two decades, he’s netted a fortune playing Alfie Moon in EastEnders, TV presenting and starring in lucrative panto parts.

This includes starring as Robin Hood at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking, which made him a reported £120,000.

Shane - who has three children with second wife Christie Goddard and two with ex-wife Coleen Nolan - agreed to appear on the ITV show earlier this year.

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