Noel Edmonds officially joins I'm a Celebrity 1 year ago

Noel Edmonds officially joins I'm a Celebrity

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Deal Or No Deal host and Mr Blobby accomplice Noel Edmonds will join the rest of the I'm a Celeb hopefuls in the Australian jungle.

Following weeks of feverish speculation, Edmonds confirmed on Wednesday morning he will appear on the reality TV show.

"After everything I have done with Gotchas and gunging, I am well aware they are going to put me through absolute hell and I deserve it," Edmonds said.

"I think the British public will enjoy seeing me finally getting my comeuppance. I just know they are going to really give me a hard time."

Noel Edmonds The boy Noel Credit: ITV

So, while Edmonds will be swarming over TV screens across the nation for the next three weeks of I'm a Celeb he has also promised to retire if he wins...

"I am going to win because I promise the British public if they vote for me, I will retire from television and I will never appear again. There’s a deal that I am striking with the great British public who have supported me over the years - they make me ‘King of the Jungle’ and I will retire and never appear again."

Mr Blobby's mate also said Declan Donnelly was responsible for getting him on the show: "It actually started as I was filming with Dec earlier in the year and he said 'Ah you should do the Jungle.' Our 15-year-old son, Harrison, was there at the time and he said 'it will be brilliant; you have got to do the Jungle.'"

"He put me under considerable pressure. The reason why I’m going to have this amazing experience is down to Harrison. I just love the idea that I’m going to live out in the natural environment. I’m looking forward to learning more about myself and meeting people I would never normally ever spend time with."

(Credit: ITV)

The 10 celebrities already in the jungle for the new series are:

  • Football manager – Harry Redknapp
  • Corrie star– Sair Khan
  • TV presenter – Nick Knowles
  • Singer – Fleur East
  • Popstar – James McVey
  • TV’s ‘The Governess’ – Anne Hegerty
  • Hollyoaks actor – Malique Thompson-Dwyer
  • Comedy actor – Emily Atack
  • Actor & entertainer – John Barrowman MBE
  • Actor – Rita Simons