Peter Andre confesses why he didn't sign up for I'm A Celebrity ... South Africa

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 May 2023
Peter Andre

Peter Andre has explained why he didn't sign up for the I'm A Celebrity ... South Africa series

Pop star Peter Andre turned down the chance to return to the jungle in I'm A Celebrity ... South Africa - and he's now revealed why he decided against a third stint in the ITV series

Peter Andre turned down the chance to star in 'I'm A Celebrity ... South Africa' because he believes two jungle stints is enough for one lifetime.

The 44-year-old pop star first appeared on the ITV show back in 2004 and met his first wife Katie Price during filming before then returning to 'IAC' for a second turn in 2011 – and Peter says he just doesn't have the desire to go back for a third try.

Speaking to Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden on their 'Heart Breakfast' radio show, Pete explained: "I loved it, but once you've done it ... I went in twice so I have been in again when [current campmate] Fatima Whitbread was in it."

Amanda then said: "[Former IAC star] Ashley [Roberts] said the same thing, she said she'd never go back,"and Pete responded by saying: "You experience things that are amazing, but I don't think I could go back."

When asked his thoughts on the 'I'm A Celebrity ... South Africa' line-up, he said of the all-star show: "I haven't seen it, but I think it's a great line-up. They've got some good people on there."

The show has been transferred from Australia to South Africa and features a crop of previous 'IAC' stars including Carol Vorderman, Helen Flanagan, Joe Swash and Amir Khan.

It was pre-recorded last year in a move away from the tradition live format meaning viewers have been unable to participate by voting for who takes on tasks or choose who they want to win.

The show is due to run for another week and the grand final will air on ITV on Friday May 12.