Kris Smith

Kris Smith

Dannii Minogue's ex-boyfriend Kris Smith has pulled out of negotiations to star in 'I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!'.

The male model and former rugby ace was wanted by show bosses because they thought he would be willing to talk about his ex - and the revelations she had a brief affair with Simon Cowell before they were together - but he has decided against it, despite a £250,000 pay cheque.

A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "Poor Kris got cold feet. There is a lot he wants to say but he knows Dannii's had a tough time and he doesn't want to cause any more grief.

"Part of him wants to give his side of the story but he's being a true gent and is keeping mum. He also doesn't want to be put in to a position where he gets grilled around the camp fire about Dannii or Simon Cowell."

Kris and Dannii have two-year-old son Ethan together, and the Australian singer was herself rumoured to be taking part in 'Strictly Come Dancing', but denied she would.

She also pulled out of negotiations to return to the judging panel on 'X Factor' after revelations about her private life emerged in a book about Simon Cowell.