Kate Garraway reveals what made her say yes to I'm A Celebrity

Kate Garraway

Kate Garraway has revealed why she said yes to signing up for I'm A Celebrity this year.

The Good Morning Britain presenter has been linked to the series in the past but 2019 finally saw her a part of the line up.


In an new interview with this week's HELLO! magazine, Kate explained it was her children Darcey and Bill who encouraged her to enter camp.

She shared: "It's all their fault. Darcey really got into the last couple of series and kept saying: ‘You should so do this Mum,’ and things like: ‘You should eat that slug from the garden, or jump off of that wall, to practise.’

"It’s been a war of attrition."

Ahead of entering the jungle, 52-year-old news junkie Kate joked she was going to ban everyone in the camp talking about whether Britain should ‘Leave’ or ‘Remain’ in Europe.

Kate said: “I am a news junkie and I can’t remember a time when I haven’t read a paper or even when I am abroad, watched the news on a TV or your phone.

"But maybe one of the joys of doing I’m a Celebrity will be not talking about Brexit!


"Maybe that could be this year’s thing and nobody is allowed to talk about Brexit because I have been talking about Brexit since the year before the referendum!”

The TV host continued: “I am terrified of all of the things in the Jungle, especially heights – it is the crazy heights on thin bits suspended on bits of metal or wood. Or if you are in a little box with creepy crawlies or snakes in it!

“But I am excited about doing the show because as you get older, you realise you don’t get many chances for pure adventure in life.

"I am going to give it a good shot and everyone can have a laugh and I hope it takes their mind off Brexit!”


I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here airs on ITV.

Hosted by Ant and Dec, episodes air nightly over three weeks.

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