I'm not going to wash naked... so I have to wear something!
– Mel's planning ahead for her time in the jungle shower
Best known as: TV presenter
Relationship status: Single
Phobias: Heights, claustrophobia
Dream camper: I don't mind who is in camp!
She's best known as a TV presenter and former model but it's her role as mother that Melanie will miss most during her time in the jungle. Not that she has any intention of becoming the jungle mum.
“I definitely don’t want to be the mummy in the camp because I am a mummy at home!” she says. “I can cook but I haven’t thought about what kind of role I will have in the camp. It will be a case of people establishing themselves once they get there."
Mel claims she is not looking for love in the jungle but does think she'll find it easy to bond with her fellow campmates.
"I always find something about people that I like and I get on well with people. I have been put together with strangers since I was 18 and I think I am pretty easy going.”
Not a fan of heights or confined spaces, she says she knows it's not going to be easy but is up for the challenge. “It will be a testing time for me but I know myself well enough not to put myself in a situation I can’t handle," she said. "If I felt like it was going to be a traumatic experience, I wouldn’t have signed up for it. I am hoping I am going to be fine but none of the trials are pleasurable are they?!”
You're right about that Mel, but we're sure you'll see the fun side in each trial...