Heidi and Spencer Pratt are not back in the jungle, but they are hoping to be.
Spencer, one half of “The Hills” couple who quit “I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here” three times since arriving in Costa Rica over the weekend, is “begging” he and his wife be allowed back on the show, a source close to the production told Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush.
During Monday night’s premiere, the couple walked off the set on two separate occasions and sat out during the first live contest at the end of the show, quitting the show for a third time shortly thereafter. The third time they quit, Heidi and Spencer left camp and were reportedly headed for the airport.
In fact, a source close to the couple revealed they were set to arrive home in Los Angeles from Costa Rica early Wednesday morning.
Hours later, however, the show source said the couple had asked to return to the reality series.
But, according to “I’m a Celebrity…” rules, the couple cannot come back on the show unless the cast agrees. America may also be asked to vote on whether they can come back as well.
Additionally on Tuesday, the show source told Access that Holly Montag, Heidi’s sister and fellow “Hills” castmate, may be joining “I’m a Celebrity...”
“Holly is on a plane (to Costa Rica),” the source said.
The source added that Holly is “appalled at what her sister faced” in the jungle thus far and she wants to redeem the family name for charity.
She will not be on Tuesday’s show.
Daniel Baldwin, brother of current jungle-dweller Stephen Baldwin, is also heading to the jungle and is expected to join the cast, the show source said. Daniel, however, will not appear on Tuesday’s show.
In related news, a rat attempted to upstage the blond “Hills” couple’s antics in the jungle on Tuesday when it bit the hand of castmate Lou Diamond Phillips.
Just one day after Janice Dickinson scolded Spencer for throwing food in the fire because, she warned — it can attract rats, an experience she has firsthand knowledge of from her appearance on the U.K. version of the reality show — Phillips was bitten.