Carol Vorderman hints at I'm A Celebrity South Africa camp drama as she discusses Janice Dickinson
- Bang Showbiz
- 30 March 2023
Former 'Countdown' co-host Carol Vorderman has hinted there was some drama in camp on 'I'm A Celebrity...South Africa', after admitting she doesn't want to talk about fellow campmate and model Janice Dickinson "so much" nowadays, but she "fell in love" with Helen Flanagan
Carol Vorderman has hinted there was some camp drama on 'I'm A Celebrity...South Africa' after admitting she doesn't want to talk about "bonkers" fellow campmate Janice Dickinson "so much" nowadays.
The 62-year-old star is one of the nine celebrities currently confirmed to be taking part in the upcoming all-stars version of the ITV show, which is aiming to find an 'I'm A Celebrity Legend'.
Carol admitted she got on well with fellow celebrities Helen Flanagan, Amir Khan, Fatima Whitbread, Phil Tufnell, and Jordan Banjo, who she starred alongside in the 2016 series of 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!', but wasn't as forthcoming for praise about Janice.
Speaking on 'Lorraine', she said: "Helen Flanagan, I have absolutely, totally fallen in love with. She's my little meerkat. I love her.
"Amir Khan – one of the funniest men on Earth.
"Jordan Banjo – so he was in Australia with me. I was his jungle mum and he was my jungle son. And Tuffers [Phil Tufnell].
"A lot of people I kind of knew before, Paul Burrell. And Fatima Whitbread, what a woman, what a story. She was amazing.
"Janice Dickinson – we’ll not talk about her so much. Yes, bonkers."
Carol also admitted the show – which will be co-hosted by Ant and Dec – was "really, really hard".
Earlier this week, ITV announced the nine celebrities who will appear in the show's launch episode, which will air in April, and confirmed there will be "many more".
Carol, Phil, Fatima, Janice, Jordan, Amir, Paul and Helen, will also be joined by Happy Mondays singer Shaun Ryder.
The former 'Countdown' co-host admitted this week that taking part in the Australian jungle-version of the show in 2016 changed her "a lot".
She said: "Doing 'I’m A Celebrity' changed me a lot and I can’t wait to take part in this new series.
"I loved everything about I’m A Celebrity [the first time round]. We’ve still got a WhatsApp group! [from 2016]."
ITV admitted this week that the South African series will be an "even harder proposition" than the Australian show, and that it will push the contestants "to their limits and test them like never before".
They added: "The challenges are bigger and tougher and the environment harsher and more unforgiving."