Jack Whitehall has tipped Sir Mo Farah to smash his I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here stint.
Speaking about the ITV show with Metro.co.uk, comedian Jack – who is fronting AXA Health’s Feelgood Health campaign – pegged his pal for success in camp.
‘I think he’ll do very, very well,’ the 32-year-old told us. ‘He’s a guy who has achieved some incredible things in athletics, and in his professional career.
‘And then, maybe if not as impressive as that, certainly on a par with how impressed I am that he won however many gold medals he did over the course of his career, the guy completed the Cube!
‘If you can complete the Cube, there’s nothing that he can’t do.
‘And I’m sure he will be able to absolutely nail [Wales]. My money would be on him being King of the Jungle, definitely.’
He has a point…
Jack refused to be drawn on whether he would ever tackle a Bucktucker trial himself, but admitted that he was desperate to get his dad, Michael Whitehall, on the show.
In fact, he joked that he tried to put his dad ‘in the shop window’ for the Jungle during his stint on their Travels With My Father show – but nothing came from it.
‘Well the last series of my show, Travels with my Father, when I took my dad Down Under, it was really just me trying to put my dad in the shop window for I’m A Celebrty… Get Me Out Of Here!,’ he continued.
‘I don’t know whether anyone noticed it when they watched the show, but all of it was basically me trying to put him through an audition for that.
‘I took him into the Bush, did various things that I thought would break him down a bit, but alas they didn’t come calling, which I’m very upset about.
‘Maybe now… To be honest, I think weirdly for him, Wales might be a harder thing to convince him on than travelling to Australia.
’It’s a little bit colder, I think he would be better in the warmer climate of the Australian jungle.’
Jack has fronted AXA Health’s campaign, Feelgood Health, to help the nation get their endorphins pumping during lockdown, and give them something to look forward to at a time where things feel quite stressful.
With gyms closed and restrictions tightening across the UK, AXA are imploring people to get active in other ways, including having a little dance in the kitchen, forest bathing and getting out on a dog walk.
Lifting the lid on what drew him to the campaign, the A League Of Their Own star added: ‘It’s just nice to get out the front door, to be honest, and to be out there in nature.
‘I did some forest bathing, I did dog walking, you can go on apps and borrow people’s dogs and walk them, which I think is a great idea, especially for someone with commitment issues, like me.
‘Forest bathing is just going and sitting in the woods, which sounds quite sad when you say it like that. But in reality, forest bathing is quite nice, just being at one with nature, earthing, hugging trees, just unwinding and relaxing in an environment where one is surrounded by nature.
‘You can do it anywhere… In a garden, Richmond Park, on one of the islands of those roundabouts if they’ve got enough trees… I don’t know where that’s actually legally allowed.’
Maybe steer clear of roundabouts for now…
Jack Whitehall is the face of AXA Health’s Feelgood Health campaign, For more information, visit their website.
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