Pending court approval, ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will join the cast of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! when it bows in June on NBC, the network announced Tuesday. The show, which is based on the U.K. format of the same name and previously ran for one season on ABC in 2003, drops 10 celebrities into a Costa Rican jungle to face challenges. NBC has not announced the rest of the cast. I’m a Celebrity will run nightly for four weeks in June.
Blagojevich, who was taped allegedly trying to sell Barack Obama’s Senate seat, recently pleaded not guilty to charges of racketeering conspiracy, extortion conspiracy, attempted extortion, making false statements, and wire fraud. If convicted, Blagojevich faces up to 30 years in prison.