Richard Madeley, the co-host of ITV’s “Good Morning Britain,” who is perhaps most closely associated with “I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!” decided to join ITV’s “I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!” for this season of the jungle-based reality competition.
Madeley revealed on today’s episode of ITV’s “Take Me Out” that he had been cast in the show and warned that you’ll see “a different Richard.”
“It’s the jungle! How creepy is that?!” Madeley said as he tested the limits of his Willy Wonka glasses.
Madeley said he would take a “mummy’s boy approach” as compared to his “boy’s side” from his days on “Good Morning Britain.” He said the “package deal” he had with his daughters would be in the jungle as well.
He said that if he couldn’t fit all his family’s items under his luxury tent for the Bushtucker Trials, he would do just that.
Madeley promised he would be wearing 100 percent cotton or silk and he will pack easy-rolling canvas to make it easier to move his things.
Asked what attracted him to the show, Madeley said he was intrigued by the concept of the competition and the physical challenges.
So he joined other celebrities as they had to compete in multiple trials over three weeks, including huts set upon trees that required them to struggle in through a narrow opening or throw their tents off the edge of a bridge, hanging 20 feet over the treetops.
Madeley will be joined by “The Saturdays” member Frankie Bridge, who joined him on the ITV show today.
Madeley was asked about his love for snakes and drinking fermented blood, his ridiculous best friend (aka his first wife Judy Finnigan) and his favorite food.
“We love and eat the same. We just have different tastes in the ‘What’s for dinner?’” he said.
Today’s show also featured a guest appearance by “Love Island” contestant Gabby Allen, who was a contestant on the British version of the reality show a few seasons ago.
ITV said the show will feature the campmates, from celebrities, politicians and sports stars to professional dancers and soap stars, battling the elements over the three weeks.
“I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!” began production Thursday and will air on ITV every night. The remaining contestants on the show include: