All About Vernon Kay
TV Presenter Vernon Kay has signed up to a stint on I’m A Celebrity… to make his daughters Phoebe and Amber proud. "It’s a show they watch on a regular basis. They’re so excited - every time I talk about it, I get a double fist bump from them."
Vernon is happy to admit he’s a big softie. "One hundred percent I will cry," he says, adding: "But I’m excited about doing I’m A Celebrity... The physical and mental challenges will be really interesting."
With his wife Tess Daly fully behind him, he says the support of his family will help him when it comes to the Trials. "I’m scared of confined spaces and being claustrophobic in water is a big one. The coffin Trial? I’m 6 foot 4 so it’s going to take a heck of a lot of water to get to my nose!" he laughs.
So how does Vernon think he’ll get on being in close quarters with his Campmates? "I’m looking forward to finding out who my Campmates are and building relationships with those guys - finding out who they are and what makes them who they are."
"People will get fed up and bored and I hope I can try and keep everything positive," he adds.
The 46-year-old is aware things will be a bit different this year. "We might not be wearing the hats with the cork on it this year and yes it’ll be different in Wales but there is a lot of intrigue and I’m excited."
There is a little bit of Oz he’s hoping to see in Wales, though: "The one Trial I hope rolls over from Australia is that big water slide at the end. I love that!"