Vernon Kay has revealed last year’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here cast had it a lot easier than this year’s lot will – as they’re likely to have to get in the Irish Sea.
The presenter, 47, had been among the stars to take part in the first series to be filmed in Wales rather than Australia due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic but thinks the tasks this year will be much harsher as restrictions have eased.
He revealed on Friday’s Good Morning Britain: ‘I think it’s going to be a lot more difficult for them this year than it was for us last year because we had really strict Covid protocols.
‘We weren’t allowed to go in certain areas, we weren’t allowed to mix with the production team, we couldn’t leave the castle grounds.’
Vernon revealed that some of the tasks that were shelved last year could come back with a vengeance for this year’s cohort, which includes Frankie Bridge and Richard Madeley, explaining: ‘This year I’m hearing that they are going to leave the castle grounds.
‘We did have stuff planned to do in the sea I think, in the Irish Sea but that all got canned because we couldn’t leave the castle grounds.
‘So I am hoping it’s going to get tougher, I’m hoping its going to get colder because let’s not forget it’s on a little bit later this year, and the first week that we were in the castle it was actually quite warm and we were walking around in shorts.’
Reminiscing on one of his favourite moments from taking part in the show, Vernon added: ‘One of the most amazing experiences we had was, there is a couple of air force bases near the castle, and one day a couple of fighter jets came over and they knew that we were filming there and we all happened to be on the balcony.
‘As they came over, they tipped and wobbled their wings – it was amazing.’
Good Morning Britain ais weekdays from 6am on ITV. I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! starts on Sunday November 21 at 9pm on ITV and ITV Hub.