Irish drugs smuggler Michaella McCollum ‘studying criminology’ after I’m A Celebrity snub
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Irish drugs smuggler Michaella McCollum ‘studying criminology’ after I’m A Celebrity snub

CONVICTED Irish drugs mule Michaella McCollum has hinted she is studying criminology just weeks after being rejected from appearing in ITV’s I’m A Celebrity.

McCollum, 24, shared a picture of the Oxford Handbook of Criminology alongside a number of printed notes with her Instagram followers today.

The Co. Tyrone native was released from prison in Peru earlier this year after being released early from a six-year drug smuggling sentence.

McCollum was arrested alongside Melissa Reid in August 2013 after being caught with 11kg of cocaine while waiting for a flight to Madrid.

The so-called 'Peru two' were headed for the party island of Ibiza, where McCollum moved in June 2013 to work as a bar dancer.

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The convicted drugs smuggler has attracted considerable attention from the media in recent moths and was even considered for a place in the next series of reality show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

Last month, producers rejected McCollum for a place in the Australian jungle because they deemed she wasn’t “famous enough” to take part.

A source revealed that ITV did not want to be seen to be "rewarding bad behaviour."

The hit ITV show is set to return for its seventeenth series later this winter.