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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.

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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.

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"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!”

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

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