Jordan North didn’t reach out to Adele Roberts for advice (Picture: ITV)
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! contestant Jordan North has revealed he didn’t reach out to former campmate Adele Roberts for advice over fears his place on the show would be leaked.
It was confirmed last week that the BBC Radio 1 presenter is one of the 10 celebrities heading into the castle for this year’s series, and he kept news of his place firmly under wraps until it was officially announced.
Adele, a fellow BBC Radio 1 DJ, took part in last year’s show which saw Jacqueline Jossa crowned Queen of the Jungle.
‘I was tempted to call Adele but I wanted to keep it a secret because I was scared about it getting out that I was going in,’ Jordan told Metro.co.uk.
‘I wish I did give her a ring.’
He continued: ‘I remember speaking to Emily Atack in March when she was co-presenting on a show we were doing on Radio 1 and she told me it was the best thing she ever did and she was so excited when she was going in.’
The brand new series kicks off on Sunday (Picture: ITV)
Luckily though, Jordan has been given lots of nifty tricks from his brother, dad, cousins and uncle as they were all in the army.
‘They’ve been giving me great advice on how to keep warm in the cold and how to go to your happy place if you’re struggling mentally,’ he said.
Jordan’s happy place? Watching Burnley play a match with a pint of Guinness in hand.
The brand new series of I’m A Celebrity kicks off on Sunday and Jordan will be joined by broadcaster Vernon Kay, Paralympian Hollie Arnold, EastEnders star Jessica Plummer, Coronation Street star Beverley Callard, podcast host Giovanna Fletcher and EastEnders actor Shane Richie.
Also confirmed to be taking part is former Strictly Come Dancing professional AJ Pritchard, broadcaster Victoria Derbyshire and Sir Mo Farah.
The Australian jungle has been swapped for Gwrych Castle in Abergele, North Wales due to the coronavirus pandemic and bosses.
Fans were treated to the first look at the grounds – including the freezing cold bedroom where the contestants will sleep – on Thursday night.
As the show has relocated, some of the terminology has been updated. For example, the infamous dunny is now the privy, and dingo dollars are now castle coins.
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! begins on Sunday at 9pm on ITV.
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