Two new I'm A Celeb contestants have just been announced
Two new contestants for I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! 2019 have been announced.
The arrival of Corrie's Andy Whyment former Call The Midwife's Cliff Parisi was teased at the end of tonight's episode.
And ahead of their jungle stint, Parisi admitted he was feeling "guilty" going into the camp - as he'll have a full stomach, when everyone else will be really hungry.
“I do feel a little bit guilty that I am going in late,” he said. “I will be going in with a full belly, a big breakfast, nice lunch and I will be jolly whilst they will all be starving!”
“It is going to be tricky going in late though because they will have bonded and made friendships," he added. “How will I make friends with them? I am going to try and bring in a bag of sweets!”
He also weighed in on what he thinks his colleagues from Call The Midwife will be thinking when they find out he is I'm A Celeb-bound.
“They will be screaming with delight once they find out. I know they won’t be disappointed and they will be rooting for me," he explained. "In fact, I know they will be phoning up for me to do the trials! Doing I’m A Celebrity is going to be so much fun. It is going to be the best year!”
Whyment, meanwhile, said he reckons his Corrie co-stars will be ringing in to make sure he takes part in every trial.
“I have always been a massive fan of the show and when they asked me to do it, I said ‘yes’ immediately,” he explained. “It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity and it’s crazy to think I am now actually going! I am so excited.”
The actor has played Kirk Sutherland on Coronation Street since December 1999 - and assured fans he is definitely not quitting the soap to take part in this year's show.
“It’s a win, win situation for me because ITV have very kindly temporarily written my character out of the soap so I can go out to Australia but I will be back to work straight afterwards," he said. "I know some people do this show to get their faces back on TV but I don’t have to do that as I have been in Corrie for so long.”
“In fact, it will be exactly 20 years since I joined in December! A lot of people know me as dopey Kirk and so it’s nice to show another side of me and hopefully people will like it," he continued. “But I know some of my Corrie colleagues and especially Alan Halsall, who plays Tyrone, will vote for me to do the trials. I know he will be telling everyone to vote for me on Twitter!”
- I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! continues tomorrow night at 9pm on Virgin Media One.