EMMA Willis has revealed that best pal Giovanna Fletcher has been BANNED from taking her first choice luxury item into the castle with her on Sunday.
The 44-year-old The Voice UK presenter could not be more thrilled to see her pal of 15 years take on the ITV reality show, and was full of tips and advice for the author ahead of her entrance.
Emma tried to offer her pal some advice before her I’m A Celeb stint – but bosses shut it downCredit: ITV
Speaking to The Sun Online ahead of The Voice final on Saturday, Emma explained: “She came round just before lockdown and I was like: ‘What’s your luxury item going to be?’ she didn’t know and I said: ‘You have to take cycling shorts – long cycling shorts!’
“She was like: ‘Why would you do that??’ and I said so bugs aren’t going to crawl up the places you don’t want them to crawl up!
“She hadn’t thought about that and was like: ‘Oh my god, I need to take cycling shorts!’ – nobody wants a cockroach up the butt, or any other orifice.
Giovanna was banned from bringing cycling shorts as her luxury item
She and Emma have been pals for 15 yearsCredit: instagram
“But she wasn’t allowed because that’s clothing – you can only take in the clothing they approved.”
With Giovanna unable to take her first choice of luxury item into camp, she might opt for something a little more personal as Emma revealed the devoted mum will “desperately miss” her three sons.
The star shares six-year-old Buzz, four-year-old Buddy, and two-year-old Max with McFly husband Tom Fletcher – and Emma is certain they will never be far from her mind.
She said: “If she’s in there until the end that’s three weeks, and she’s also in isolation now without her children so that will be four – that’s a bloody long time for any parent.
Emma has ‘no doubt’ Gi will struggle being apart from her sonsCredit: Instagram
Emma’s husband Matt won I’m A Celeb in 2006Credit: Rex Features
“I have no doubt it will get to her and she will desperately miss them, but she watches I’m A Celeb every year and she knows exactly what she’s getting into.
“She’s pretty clued-up and a huge fan of the show, Dougie [Poynter, Tom’s bandmate] and Matt have been in it and won it so she knows exactly what to expect.”
Emma’s husband Matt was crowned King of the Jungle when he took part in I’m A Celeb back in 2006, but the star revealed he didn’t have any words of wisdom for the campmate-to-be.
Emma told us: “He didn’t give her any tips, he just said you’re going to have the best time of your life.
“It’s one of Matt’s most favourite experiences, he had the best time in there.”
Tom’s McFly bandmate Dougie also won the showCredit: Rex Features
Emma is gearing up for The Voice UK finale on Saturday nightCredit: ITV
But before I’m A Celeb launches at 9pm on Sunday, The Voice UK will reach its long-awaited conclusion – and Emma can’t wait to crown the winner of this year’s series of the singing competition.
The presenter admitted that she was thrilled the contestants get to enjoy the experience of a final after the fate of the show was thrown into chaos amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Having taken a few months off air, it is now back with strict health and safety precautions in the studio – and judge Meghan Trainor dialling in via video call due to travel restrictions from her US home.
Gevanni Hutton, Jonny Brooks, Brooke Scullion, and Blessing Chitapa will battle it out to be crowned winner on Saturday night – and Emma believes that the victory could go to any one of them.
- The Voice UK Final airs on Saturday 14th November at 8.40pm on ITV
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