Caitlyn Jenner opens up about how she was NEARLY the first Superman

Caitlyn Jenner was almost the first Superman!

The star has opened up about how she was just beaten to the part by Christopher Reeve.

Speaking on this weekend’s Through The Keyhole, as she joined Craig Revel Horwood and Johnny Vegas on the panel, she revealed that she’d been in the running for the iconic role.

After winning gold at the 1976 Olympic Games, then Bruce, Caitlyn says she was invited to do screentests for the movie, and even battled with villain Lex Luthor.

She told host Keith Lemon: "Actually, right after the Games, I was asked to go to Rome and do a screentest for the original Superman.

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Caitlyn could have been Superman

"I got the whole cape on, went back there, spent a week, went to the ice crystal, had fights with Luthor and all that stuff and then they found Christopher Reeve and he wound up doing it."

"We’ve lived very different lives," Johnny joked.

It comes after Caitlyn stunned fans with her amazing 10-year challenge picture.

Sharing side-by-side images of herself now, and before her transition, Caitlyn told her followers that they should always be their authentic selves.

Caitlyn Jenner opens up about how she was NEARLY the first Superman

The part went to Christopher Reeve
(Image: REUTERS)

The 69-year-old wrote: "Now THAT is a #10YearChallenge Be authentic to yourself"

The post was immediately liked by Caitlyn’s rumoured fiancée Sophia Hutchins, who showed her support in the comment section with three love hearts.

Caitlyn has been dating 22-year-old Sophia since 2017, and despite the 46 year age gap between them, there have been reports the couple are looking to tie the knot.

Kim Kardashian , the daughter of Caitlyn Jenner’s ex wife Kris, also showed her appreciation by liking the snap. The acknowledgement delighted fans as the pair have only recently reconnected after a very public fall out.

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Caitlyn Jenner opens up about how she was NEARLY the first Superman

Caitlyn on Through The Keyhole

While Caitlyn’s son Brandon Jenner also appeared in the comment section to applaud his dad, saying: "I couldn’t be more proud."

* Through The Keyhole airs Saturday at 9.30pm on ITV

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