EASTENDERS legend Charlie Brooks left her home brandishing a guitar and a pair of wellies as she made her way to Wales for her I’m A Celebrity return.
The actress was all smiles as she set off from her Surrey abode with her necessities for the reality show which kicks off on Sunday.
Charlie Brooks heads off for her return to I’m A CelebCredit: Splash News
Charlie, 39, who played Janine Butcher in the BBC soap, was dressed down in tie-dye tracksuit bottoms, a jumper and boots, as she brought out a variety of items including a large suitcase from her house.
The pictures follow the surprise announcement that the mum-of-one will be part of a surprise trio of popular past contestants returning to I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
The trio have not yet been told by ITV producers exactly what their involvement will be.
The actress left with her ‘essential items’Credit: Splash News
Among her belongings was a guitar Credit: Splash News
She also had her trusty wellies for the experienceCredit: Splash News
Charlie seemed prepared for bad weatherCredit: Splash News
But bosses have discussed putting them in the camp for a night, getting them to present a trial, or having them pop up as part of new yet-to-be-decided features.
They have told all three to prepare for “all eventualities” and to pack appropriately.
Charlie, who won the show in 2012, recently spoke about ‘finding herself’ in an Instagram post.
She wrote: “Finding yourself again after soap, young kids, partying and steaming towards 40.
“I’ve been single for pretty much 4 years, and Hand on heart. they have been the most important 4 years of my life! It’s easy to forget who we truly are.
“We get so caught up in people’s idea of us, and it’s engrained that that’s who we are forever, but it’s not true.!”
Charlie, who last played EastEnders’ scheming Janine in 2014, went on: “Life is about constantly growing and evolving, seeing what else is around the corner, being brave, and keeping it colourful!
She was seen leaving her Surrey homeCredit: Splash News
She carried a large suitcase to the carCredit: Splash News
“Sometimes I wish it were black and white. There’s so much pleasure in that simplicity, but the juicy stuff happens when you really start to colour it in.
“Not being one for standing still, and waiting for s*** to happen, I decided, it was time to make make it happen.
“Sometimes we are more than what people see on the surface. For those that invest in the journey, looking beyond the obvious and who are paying attention, really listening, that’s when s*** starts to get good. Really good.
Charlie as the notorious Janine Butcher in EastEndersCredit: BBC
“I’m 40 next year. Sometimes I get lonely, but mostly I’m ok! I’m learning to really get along with the woman that I am. And I like her. Most of the time.
“Sometimes I pick the stick up and bash myself a bit, but those times are getting fewer and further in between.”
She added: “My girl turns 16 in a few weeks. how the f***k did that happen! She will steam into her 40’s one day, having witnessed that at 40 or 50 or 60 life really can begin.. “
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