Before Brian Conley entered the jungle to appear on I'm A Celebrity, he posted a video to his fans online.
He told them, "I hope you enjoy my escapades in Australia and I have no idea what I'm letting myself in for, but I'm very excited about it".
"Hopefully you'll vote for me, hopefully I won't embarrass myself too much ... but watch this space".
More top news
The former footballer said he hopes speaking about his grief will help others who find it difficult to talk about their feelings.
Royal Marine Alexander Blackman has spent more than three years in jail since being convicted of murdering an insurgent.
There are believed to be less than 250 of the global population remaining due to poaching and loss of habitat.