Vernon Kay reveals the reason behind signing up that I’m a celebrity … get me out of here!

Vernon Kay reveals the reason behind signing up that I'm a celebrity ... get me out of here!

Vernon K has revealed why I agreed to sign up for a new series of I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!

A well-known presenter from Bolton’s Horwich said there was a special reason behind the partnership so he could be proud of his ‘excited’ daughters.

The former Family Fortune host will temporarily relocate to North Wales when the show hits our screens this weekend.

The 46-year-old is believed to have made about, 1,000,000 in banking for his appearance in the series, based at Gwich Castle in Bergel.

Speaking of his decision, Verno credits his two daughters, Phoebe and Amber, Daily Star reports.

“Mainly though I do it for my daughters, Phoebe and Amber.

“It’s a rule that they watch regularly and they fall behind the people in the camp. I think the fact that I’m involved will make it more fun for them.

“And now that he’s getting closer, they’re very excited.

Vernon K, Beverly Clard, Sir Mo Farah CBE, Jessica Plummer, Shane Ritchie, Victoria Derbyshire, AJ Pritchard, Giovanna Fletcher, Holly Arnold MBE and Jordan North

“Whenever I talk about it, I can get a double fist pump from them and it’s a pleasure to be involved.”

Verno also revealed that ex-factor host Dermot O’Leary and former The Saturday singer Rochelle Hums gave words of wisdom before going into solitude.

“I told him it was just a telly show!

“We can’t wear hats with Kirk on it this year, and yes, it will be different to stay in Wales, but there’s already a lot of intrigue and I’m excited.”

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I, along with the celeb known for the brutal Bustukar trials, further told Verno: “I’m afraid of limited spaces and being claustrophobic in the water is a big deal, I don’t like it.

“Coffin trial? I’m 4 feet so and so it would take a lot of water hack to reach my nose!

“But I will try my best in trials to get as many stars as possible for my campmates.”

Before his official announcement as a campmate, a source told The Mirror: “Everyone was very happy to have Vernon on board.

“He’s a beautiful guy, the earth below is full of northern charm and perfect for the show.”


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