The 49-year-old football player-turned-pundit - a regular for Sky Sports - is known for his brutal putdowns and pugnacious manner - and previously served as manager of Sunderland, arch rivals of Ant and Dec's beloved Newcastle United.
Asked about potential contestants for this year's show, Dec told The Sun: "Roy Keane for me. I'd love to see him treat his fellow campmates with the same disdain he treats Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher and Jamie Redknapp.
"He'd be no-nonsense, he wouldn't put up with stupidity from the others. He's top of my list."
Ant added: "It's always good to have people that will speak their mind and ruffle a few feathers.
"As much as we love people getting on and having fun, we also love a bit of conflict there."
The new series of I'm A Celebrity will air on ITV in November, although whether the show is staged in Wales again or returns to the Australian jungle remains up in the air. body check tags ::