All About Jessica Plummer
Following a dramatic exit from EastEnders earlier this year, soap star Jessica Plummer is ready for a different type of challenge. "Everyone I’ve told thinks I’m mental," she admits. "My family are all like ‘Jess, seriously you are such a scaredy cat and you’re so precious about your luxuries, what are you signing up for?"
But she’s determined to give the I’m A Celebrity… experience 100%, stating: "I’m quite competitive, I played sports as a kid and I would really beat myself up if I didn’t give it my all. Hopefully this will spur me on! It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity."
Jessica will have to overcome plenty of fears to keep her Campmates fed. "I’ve got all the phobias," she admits. "I keep having to tell myself that it’s good to face your fears, but I am dreading all of the Trials. I remember watching the show and always looking forward to the eating Trial. Whether I want to be part of it is a different matter!"
Her trip to the Castle will be the longest she’s ever been apart from her daughter Noa. "I’m going to miss her more than anything. But I know she’ll be able to see me on TV and she’ll get me through it," she reveals.
The 28-year-old is known to millions as her character Chantelle Atkins. So is she ready for people to get to know Jessica? "Everyone has loved my character in EastEnders and hopefully they’ll like me too! Doing I’m A Celebrity… will give people a chance to see more of who I am," she tells us, and admits: "I love having conversations and I’ll probably be the little chatterbox who doesn’t shut up!"