The man dubbed Britain's most dangerous prisoner, Charles Bronson, has been asked to appear on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, it has been claimed.

Bronson, who has spent the last 40 years in prison, most of them in solitary confinement, has been approached to star in the award-winning ITV show when he is a free man, according to his brother Mark Peterson.

Peterson said the TV appearance will allow the public to see the 61-year-old's 'kinder' side and not the 'monster' portrayed by the media.

"He has been approached to do it when he does get out," he told Wales Online.

"He'd be brilliant on that show because no matter what they'd find to throw at him he'd have already had it 100 times worse.

"The only down side would be that none of the other contestants would get a look in. Come every bushtucker trial, Mickey [Bronson] would always be the first one with his hand in the air."

He added: "More importantly it would let the general public see the real Charlie. Because in the media he is portrayed as a monster, which he is far from it. You'll be able to see that he is a kind-hearted person."

Bronson, whose real name is Michael Gordon Peterson, was jailed for life in 1999 for taking teacher Phil Danielson hostage at Hull prison after he criticised his art. He released Danielson after 44 hours.

Over the years he has become notorious for his violent behaviour in prison.

Most recently, Bronson described how he 'lost it' when he greased himself with Lurpak butter and attacked 12 prison officers after Arsenal beat Hull to win the FA cup.