Despite being a self-confessed news junkie, Andrew says he’s glad he has the perfect excuse to miss listening to the politicians in the run-up to the general election. Andrew explains “I am a massive current affairs junkie but to be honest, even I have had enough (of politics!).
“I’m really looking forward to being in Australia and being part of this year’s I’m a Celebrity. It was a no brainer when they asked me and I said ‘yes’ immediately.”
“In fact on the day of my meeting, we were clearing out our basement at home and there was a spider. I picked it up and put it on my face for a bit of practice!”
Asked whether he’ll try to entertain his fellow Campmates with some stand-up routines, it’s a resounding yes from Andrew. But he also declares he’s more than happy to be the ‘person who cleans out the toilet and collects the logs’. “My littlest is two so I’m still in the world of wiping away poo anyway,” he admits.
Andrew thinks the hardest challenge will be being separated from his wife and three children. “We speak every day and I’ll miss them a lot,” he says. “My family will definitely be voting for me to do the trials. They find it hilarious.”
And how will he feel to be crowned the ‘King of the Jungle’? “I will be really chuffed if I win,” he replies. “But with something like this, it’s so much more pleasant to live the experience. Yes it will be uncomfortable, wet and there will be mosquitos and spiders, but what an amazing opportunity this is.”