All about: Rita Simons

Former EastEnders star Rita Simons was persuaded to head to the Jungle by a famous pal - 2016 Campmate Larry Lamb!

“I’m excited about going in the Jungle. I know quite a lot of people who have done it including Larry Lamb. He said he couldn’t advise me more to do it as he had the best time ever.”

Rita reckons that boredom will be the biggest fear she’ll have to face in Camp, but warns that “I do burst into tears for no reason if I haven’t slept well too.

“But being in such a different environment is something I’m really looking forward to. I like the challenge of trying to survive.”

Describing herself as someone who loves to make people laugh and smile, Rita says she will happily be a shoulder to cry on.

“I do think I’m an easy person to live with,” she adds. “But I do have really horrendous snoring, it’s not fun for other people!”

To be crowned Queen of the Jungle would, says Rita, be amazing.