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Vernon Kay's biggest fears as he enters I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here

Vernon Kay

Vernon Kay has revealed his biggest fears as he joins the cast of I'm A Celebrity 2020.

The TV presenter is one of ten celebrity contestants on this year's line up, which is being filmed in a Welsh castle.

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His wife, fellow TV host Tess Daly, is fully supportive of him taking part and knows the whole family will be rooting for him when he takes part in a trial – particularly anything that involves him going underwater.

Vernon said: “I am scared of confined spaces and being claustrophobic in water is a big one. I don’t like that.

"The coffin trial? I am 6 ft 4 and so it is going to take a heck of a lot of water to get to my nose!

“But I will try my best in the trials to get as many stars as I can for my camp mates.”

Vernon also isn't sure about a strict diet of rice and beans.

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The American football fanatic explains: “I like being full. I don t like being peckish and I will be scraping around looking for leftovers. That is the one thing I am hoping to discover about myself - how I am when I am hungry!”

But he jokes it won’t be too problematic in the camp kitchen. “Let’s be honest, I’m A Celebrity is not about cooking,” he adds. “All you do is boil and fry!

“I am hoping I can stay positive throughout it all. People will get fed up, bored and tired and I hope I can try and keep everything positive. “

Meanwhile, Vernon told how he signed up to the show to make his two daughters, Phoebe and Amber, proud.

He said: “It’s a show they watch on a regular basis and they get behind the people in the camp. I think the fact I am involved in it will make it even more fun for them!

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“And now it is approaching, they are so excited. Every time I talk about it, I get a double fist pump from them and they are thrilled to be involved.”

I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here airs nightly on ITV at 9PM.