I’m A Celebrity’s Emily Atack hit by claims she ‘had a fling with former winner Dougie Poynter’

I’m A Celebrity star Emily Atack reportedly had a fling with former King Of The Jungle Dougie Poynter, according to The Sun.

A source told the publication that the former Inbetweeners actress enjoyed the brief romance with McFly bassist after splitting from her model ex Jack Vacher.

It comes as Emily prepares to join nine other campmates entering the jungle this weekend for I’m A Celebrity’s long-awaited return, after it was reported she dated comedian Seann Walsh while he was with now-ex Rebecca Humphries.

I'm A Celebrity's Emily Atack hit by claims she 'had a fling with former winner Dougie Poynter'

I'm A Celebrity's Emily Atack hit by claims she 'had a fling with former winner Dougie Poynter'

I'm A Celebrity's Emily Atack hit by claims she 'had a fling with former winner Dougie Poynter'

I'm A Celebrity's Emily Atack hit by claims she 'had a fling with former winner Dougie Poynter'

Shocking: I’m A Celebrity star Emily Atack reportedly had a fling with former King Of The Jungle Dougie Poynter, according to The Sun

Speaking about Emily’s alleged fling with Dougie, a source the pair’s fling started after being friends for years, and was never taken seriously.

They said: ‘Emily was quite open about it being a ‘friends with benefits’ situation.

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‘They’d been friends for a long time and she joked that they were ‘friends helping each other out’.

‘They only had a brief fling, and it was all quite light-hearted, nothing serious.’

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Emily Atack and Dougie Poynter for comment. 

I'm A Celebrity's Emily Atack hit by claims she 'had a fling with former winner Dougie Poynter'

I'm A Celebrity's Emily Atack hit by claims she 'had a fling with former winner Dougie Poynter'

Surprising: A source said the pair had a casual fling after being friends for a long time. Emily posted a picture with the pop star last year, alongside her then-boyfriend Jack Vacher

I'm A Celebrity's Emily Atack hit by claims she 'had a fling with former winner Dougie Poynter'

I'm A Celebrity's Emily Atack hit by claims she 'had a fling with former winner Dougie Poynter'

I'm A Celebrity's Emily Atack hit by claims she 'had a fling with former winner Dougie Poynter'

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I'm A Celebrity's Emily Atack hit by claims she 'had a fling with former winner Dougie Poynter'

Just last year Emily posted an Instagram snap of her alongside the pop star, with the pair also in the snap with her now ex-boyfriend Jack. It is unclear when the pair split.

Dougie was crowned the winner of I’m A Celebrity in 2011 after beating TOWIE’s Mark Wright to the top spot, though their close friendship meant it was an extremely close vote.

Meanwhile Emily is set to enter the Australian jungle as the much-loved ITV series makes it long-awaited return, with the stunning Inbetweeners star joining John Barrowman, Harry Redknapp and Nick Knowles in the jungle.

I'm A Celebrity's Emily Atack hit by claims she 'had a fling with former winner Dougie Poynter'

I'm A Celebrity's Emily Atack hit by claims she 'had a fling with former winner Dougie Poynter'

Back soon: Meanwhile Emily is set to enter the Australian jungle as the much-loved I’m A Celebrity makes it long-awaited return

I'm A Celebrity's Emily Atack hit by claims she 'had a fling with former winner Dougie Poynter'

I'm A Celebrity's Emily Atack hit by claims she 'had a fling with former winner Dougie Poynter'

Champion: Dougie was crowned the winner of his series of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here in 2011

After landing at Brisbane airport, Emily said: ‘I’m young and single so I’m open to love wherever it might be.

‘I’m really happy John Barrowman’s in there. I know he’s gay, but still I would quite like to cuddle up with him. I’m a huge fan of John, I’m so happy he’s going in.’

It was also recently claimed that Emily went on a string of dates with Strictly star Seann Walsh in 2016, when he was still in a relationship with Rebecca Humphries. 

The comedian hit headlines last month when he was pictured kissing his married dancing partner Katya Jones on his then girlfriend Rebecca’s birthday. 

They have since split.  

I'm A Celebrity's Emily Atack hit by claims she 'had a fling with former winner Dougie Poynter'

I'm A Celebrity's Emily Atack hit by claims she 'had a fling with former winner Dougie Poynter'

Star-studded: Emily will join a lavish lineup of ten campmates for this series, including John Barrowman, Harry Redknapp and Fleur East