I'm A Celebrity 2013 lineup: Kian Egan persuaded to take part by Ant and Dec!

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Westlife star Kian Egan has revealed Ant and Dec persuaded him to take part in I'm A Celebrity 2013

The singer has all but officially confirmed he'll be entering the jungle when the show kicks off this weekend after arriving in Australia yesterday.

And speaking about the show, Kian revealed: “I’ve known Ant and Dec for 15 years. They asked me about doing the show at a party in the summer and I said to them, ‘Oh, I don’t know, guys. We’ll see…’

“They kept saying to me, ‘Do it, do it, do it.’ They were jeering me on.

“Obviously, they know I’m doing the show now!”

In an interview with the Daily Star newspaper, Kain confessed he always predicted he'd eventually end up as one of the celebrity campers.

“I’ve always watched the show from day dot, so I’ve always felt like it’s a show I’d probably get involved with," he explained. “I’m an adventurous guy and I like all that kind of stuff, so I can’t wait to get involved.

“Watching the show, I always thought, ‘I fancy that.’”

But Kian warned that he was concerned about coping with a lack of food for up to three weeks.

He added: “I am excited and nervous. I am also worried about who I will be in the camp with.

“It would be nice if there was somebody around my own age group in there just to bounce off and have a bit of fun with.”

I'm A Celebrity 2013 starts this Sunday on ITV.

Among the other 'famous' faces set to enter the jungle this year are Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington, The Only Way Is Essex star Joey Essex, The Wright Stuff host Matthew Wright, and champion snooker player Steve Davis.

They're joined by two soap stars, Lucy Pargeter - who plays Chas Dingle in Emmerdale - and Laila Morse, a.k.a. EastEnders' Big Mo.

Browse pictures of the rumoured I'm A Celebrity 2013 contestants rumours below...

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