Flavor Flav in talks for 1m I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! appearance

Flavor Flav is set to head Down Under credit:Bang Showbiz
Flavor Flav is set to head Down Under credit:Bang Showbiz

Flavor Flav is in talks for 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'.

The controversial Public Enemy rapper - who has been arrested numerous times for offences including driving under the influence and domestic violence - is set to earn £1 million for heading to Australia for the jungle reality show, with bosses hoping his outspoken ways will stir up discussion in the camp.

A source told The Sun on Sunday newspaper's TVBiz column: "Although it’s not a done deal and talks are still ongoing, there is a lot of buzz around signing this big-name American music star at ITV, as he is royalty in the rap world.

"But his previous offences are a cause for concern and won’t sit well in today’s climate.

"There is a huge amount of money on the line for his contract, said to be as much as £1million, one of the biggest in the history of the show."

While show bosses insisted "any names suggested are speculation", charity Women's Aid have hit out at ITV for considering the 64-year-old rapper - whose real name is William Drayton Jr. - because of his past.

In 1991, he was jailed for assaulting Karen Ross, the mother of three of his eight children, and he was charged with domestic violence and drug offenses two years later.

And in 2012, Flav was arrested after an argument when he threatened his partner's teenage son with a knife.

Women’s Aid spokeswoman Teresa Parker said: “It is disappointing that someone with a long track record of domestic abuse is being considered for a much-loved prime time programme.

“We need to be careful about who we are celebrating in these shows.”

Other star's in the frame for this year's series - which is set to return to screens next month - include Fred Siriex and Danielle Harold.