Josie Gibson jokes she’s ‘going on weight loss retreat’ as she lands in Oz for I’m A Celeb

Josie Gibson jokes she’s ‘going on weight loss retreat’ as she lands in Oz for I’m A Celeb


This Morning star Josie Gibson has arrived in Brisbane ahead of I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!'s latest series.

The 38-year-old This Morning host is the third star to jet in to reportedly take part in I'm A Celebrity.

Speaking about competing to be the next Queen of the Jungle, Josie said: "I'm really excited to be here in Australia, I have never been here before.

"What am I scared of? I'm here for a weight loss retreat so I don't know what you're talking about."

Told she might be on a diet of rice and beans when filming Down Under, Josie added: "If that is the programme that is the programme!"

Josie went on to say that it was "hard saying goodbye" to her five-year-old son Reggie saying: "He is only five. Oh, it was really emotional saying goodbye. I can talk about it. I feel so emotional."

Josie will also leave behind her This Morning co-host Craig Doyle. She said: "Craig is so nice, I think he is with Cat Deeley on Wednesday and then Rylan too. So, make sure you don't miss it!"

The TV star was spotted smiling at Heathrow Airport before boarding her flight to Australia.

Bristol-born Josie first found fame when she won the 11th series of Big Brother back in 2010.

Securing a huge 77.5 percent of the public vote, the then-25-year-old became one of the most popular contestants ever.

She is currently the bookmakers' current favourite to win this year's I'm A Celebrity.

She first began appearing on This Morning as a competition announcer in 2019 and once again proved a hit with TV viewers. She is now an established co-presenter on the show and following Phillip Schofield's departure has been steadily getting more and more days fronting the show.

Josie arrived in Australia after Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage and social media influencer Nella Rose.

They were all whisked away in waiting cars by a security guard and ITV chaperones.

Other names thought to be in the line up include EastEnders star Danielle Harold, 31, First Dates' Fred Sirieix, 51, Made In Chelsea's Sam Thompson, 31, and JLS singer Marvin Humes, 38.

Britney Spears' sister Jamie Lynn, 32, is rumoured to have signed up for the show, while jockey Frankie Dettori, 52, boxer Tony Bellew, and food critic Grace Dent, 50, are also reportedly set to hit the jungle.

Earlier in the day, Nigel Farage said he couldn't "confirm" if he was going on I'm A Celeb but said that he "might be".

"I just think there is a big young audience out there that watches the programme which are worth talking to.

"I have been messing about on Tik Tok for the last few months and you would be surprised, a lot of young people out there are interested in what I have got to say."

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