I'm A Celebrity's Jacqueline Jossa admits she's "scared of everything"

Jacqueline Jossa

Jacqueline Jossa has confessed she's "scared of everything" ahead of joining I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

Jacqueline is one of ten contestants on the confirmed I'm A Celebrity line up.

Ahead of launch, the EastEnders actress has revealed she is looking forward to a phone detox in the Jungle as she predicts her soap friends will be shocked to discover she is a contestant because she ‘doesn’t do creatures’.

And the 27-year-old – who quit in 2018 as Lauren Branning in the BBC1 drama after eight years – also admits the toughest part of taking part in this year’s I’m a Celebrity is going to be entering as herself rather than as a fictional character.

“It’s going to be so difficult going in as me and that’s definitely going to be the hardest part,” said Jacqueline. “I have never done a show where I have been myself.

“And I am also scared of everything – especially spiders! They are the worst, there will be tears!”

Jacqueline admitted: “My old colleagues on EastEnders are going to be shocked. I don’t think they can imagine me in there. I don’t like creatures. It is not my thing.

“I have also never done rock climbing, jumped out of a plane or camped in my life. I am not that kind of girl.

“But having said all that, I am really excited. This is something completely different and it’s going to be a totally new experience.”

Meanwhile, Jacqueline says she hopes to dispel some misconceptions about her.

The actress explained: “I think people think I am a pushover or a doormat.

I also think some people pity me. I want to show I am fine, I am up for a laugh and that I will go for it and try my best.”

I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here starts Sunday, November 17 at 9PM.

Ant and Dec reunite to host the series.

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