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21st Nov 2018

Noel Edmonds officially joins I’m a Celebrity

Kiosk Kev vs the Banker

Oli Dugmore

Kiosk Kev vs the Banker.

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

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.”

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

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