I'm A Celebrity: Diversity's Jordan Banjo says "there will be tears" if he sees spiders

Published Tuesday, Nov 8 2016, 09:16 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Diversity's Jordan Banjo has been doing plenty of research ahead of his I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! debut but has admitted he's learning why they say ignorance can be bliss!

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The 23-year-old dancer has confessed that watching YouTube videos of old Bushtucker Trials has actually made him even MORE scared about the challenges ahead.


"To prepare myself, I have been watching all the Bushtucker Trials on YouTube – but I have been scaring myself," he said.

"If there are spiders around, there is a strong chance there will be tears!"

Jordan has a phobia of spiders and snakes but says he's determined to "prove [he] is not a wimp" by conquering his fears in the jungle.

"I know I am lucky to be doing this. And to be honest, I still can't believe I am actually doing it, it's such an honour," he added.

"As soon as I got the invite, the first person I turned to was my brother Ash [Diversity's Ashley Banjo]. He is my role model and the person I look up to. He is so excited for me, he thinks I am very brave."

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Heading to Australia does mean Jordan's missing some pretty big Diversity commitments including The Royal Variety Performance. But, as he says, I'm A Celeb is hardly a holiday away from work!

"Every year I watch the show and I say to myself 'never in a million years could I do that,'" he said. "Now is my chance to prove to myself I can. I am excited but this is not my idea of a holiday!"

Here's the full lineup, all ready to go in their jungle attire.

I'm A Celebrity starts Sunday, 13 November at 9pm on ITV.



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