I'm A Celebrity's Craig Charles: 'I'll be a cool dad... or embarrassing one!'

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Coronation Street star Craig Charles says he'll either be a "cool dad" or an "embarrassing dad" when he enters the I'm A Celebrity jungle this weekend.

The 50-year-old actor will be leaving his two daughters behind to embark on the Australian adventure – and has joked they pleaded with him to try NOT to be himself in the jungle!

I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here 2014 lineup: Craig Charles
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Craig said: "When I told my daughters, I said I would go in there and be myself. My daughters said, 'No dad, be anyone but you!' They are chuffed, excited and scared.

"I'm either going to be a cool dad or an embarrassing dad!"

Craig admitted he's sad to be missing his eldest daughter's birthday while in the jungle but said she had given him the "ok to go in."

I'm A Celebrity¦Get Me Out Of Here! returns with its 14th series. Picture shows:( l-r) Craig Charles, Nadia Forde, Vicki Michelle, Gemma Collins , Carl Fogarty, Mel Sykes, Jimmy Bullard Tinchy Stryder, Kendra Wilkinson, and Michael Buerk


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The actor – who also starred in Red Dwarf - said he may bring his fatherly side to camp, but we could see another side to him as well.

"There are so many roles you can play in the jungle. I am a father and I am used to being a father. I am also used to the funny role and I can tell an anecdote or two!"

One thing we won't see, however, is tears and tantrums.

When asked if he'll get emotional in camp, he said: "Oh, gosh, no! It's a TV show, it's a game!"

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here starts this Sunday 16 November at 9pm on ITV.

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