Frankie Dettori lined up for new role on huge ITV show after retiring from racing later this year | The Sun

FRANKIE DETTORI is being lined up for a new role in a mega ITV show after retiring from racing later this year.

Bookies have slashed odds on the world's most famous jockey going into the I'm A Celeb jungle.

Frankie, famed for his Magnificent Seven at Ascot and giving bookies sleepless nights for decades, is now into just 2-1 to star on the ITV hit.

He was as big as 16-1 earlier this month to go into the jungle but a tidal wave of support has seen his odds plummet.

Racing already has a link to I'm A Celeb with keen racegoer and Made In Chelsea star Georgia Toffolo winning the show in 2017.

And iconic rider Willie Carson finished in fifth place when he took part in 2011.

He later said going in front of the cameras was 'the hardest thing I have ever done'.

Frankie, 52, will be hoping for an easier time from the public after banging in thousands of winners for them over the years.

William Hill spokesperson, Lee Phelps, said: "Presuming this will be his last season in the saddle, we’ve seen plenty of money come in for Frankie Dettori to appear in this year’s edition of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in November.

"There seems to be confidence that the Italian jockey will serve a stint in the jungle this year, with his price of 16-1 earlier this month shrinking to just 2-1 as of Wednesday morning.

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"The vastly popular Thomas Skinner still leads the market at 4-11 to make an appearance down under, whilst Mike Dean (7-2) and Jamie Laing (5-1) are also deemed to be in with a shout."

In addition to that lot, bookies reckon Frankie could be joined by another big name from the world of sport – literally.

Former England, Liverpool and Stoke striker Peter Crouch is 6-1 to make it onto the show.

Frankie is in the midst of his global farewell tour to racing right now.

He will have his last ever Epsom Derby the weekend after next, where he will ride Arrest for trainer John Gosden.

And Frankie reckons he has a chance of going out with a bang in the world's most prestigious race after an encouraging racecourse gallop.

He said: "It’s all about getting used to the course and the most crucial part is Tattenham Corner, where horses can really win or lose a race.

"He went round there fine, it took him a furlong to get organised in the straight but he’s a big horse.

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"He went away nicely in the end and I was very happy with him.

"I’ve won the Derby twice and this will be my final go, but I’m very happy to be going there with a great chance."

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