Giovanna Fletcher admits to practicing I’m A Celebrity eating trials for years with family

Giovanna Fletcher admits to practicing I’m A Celebrity eating trials for years with family

11/15/2020

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Giovanna Fletcher is gearing up to take on the infamous I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! trials – but not without some preparation. The acclaimed author, 35, joked she has been practicing the legendary eating trials for years with her kids, substituting creepy crawlies for vegetables at the dinner table. 

Giovanna, who has three children with McFly frontman Tom Fletcher, was one of 10 names announced as part of the much-anticipated I’m A Celebrity 2020 line-up on Sunday. 

Hinting she has spent a considerable amount of time training for the challenges on the show, she said: “Years ago we started doing a runner bean challenge which is based on I’m A Celebrity.

“It’s where we pretend we are doing an eating trial but actually, we are eating our vegetables really fast. 

“Challenges like this find a way of becoming part of the family dynamic and I can’t wait to do this.”

Watching I’m A Celebrity each year is something of a family tradition in the Fletcher household, meaning Giovanna didn’t think twice when she was invited to take part. 

“As soon as I got the call asking if I would take part, it was a no brainer for me as I am such a fan,” the Happy Mum, Happy Baby podcast host revealed. 

“It’s going to be so weird when I arrive, as it will be like stepping inside my TV!

“I’m A Celebrity is such feel-good television and I can’t wait to take on the trials and be part of the camp.”

Giovanna is joining a star-studded cast of campmates, which includes Olympian Mo Farah, former Family Fortunes presenter Vernon Kay, and BBC star Victoria Derbyshire. 

Instead of heading to the heat of the Australian jungle, this year the contestants will be battling the chills of North Wales, camping out on the grounds of Gwrych Castle near the town of Abergele. 

Minding the kids from home, Giovanna’s husband Tom will be rooting for her throughout the competition, running her social media feeds, and encouraging fans to keep voting for her. 

“AAAAHHHHH!!! The rumours are true! My wonderful wife, @mrsgifletcher is heading into @imacelebrity,” the 35-year-old wrote in a sweet tribute to his wife once the line-up was announced.

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“She’s been in isolation for the last 2 weeks and had all her communication devices taken away today so she’s totally cut off! 

“She absolutely loves this show and I’m so excited that she’s doing it. Me and the kids will be cheering on Mumma every night.”

Tom finished: “She has left me in charge of her Instagram and socials while she’s in there, so go give @mrsgifletcher a follow!”

No doubt, the father-of-three will find it hard to be apart from Giovanna for so long, as the two have been inseparable since the tender age of 13. 

Tom and Giovanna were childhood sweethearts, meeting in the Sylvia Young Theatre School in their teens, before tying the knot in 2012. 

In a wedding speech that went down in showbiz history, the children’s author serenaded his bride with a rendition of his band McFly’s hit All About You, which he originally wrote for Giovanna. 

The sweethearts share three young sons together – Buzz Michelangelo, Buddy Bob, four, and Max Mario, two. 

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! debuts on Sunday, November 15 on ITV.

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