Donning underwear in the jungle is just pants, complains TV's Joe Swash
Published 01/08/2016 | 13:41
I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here Now! host Joe Swash revealed that ITV bosses added a clause into his contract that he must wear underpants on the show after viewer complaints.
Appearing on Loose Women alongside his girlfriend, Stacey Solomon, the 34-year-old presenter admitted to never taking any with him when he films the spin-off in the hot Australian jungle because "it's like putting a polo neck on".
He revealed: "I used to always got out to do I'm A Celebrity, the spin-off show, with no pants, until ITV sort of put it in my contract because they were getting so many complaints because I've got no hips either so it was builders' bum on show the whole time.
"One year they had to buy me loads of pants.
"Every year they phone up my agent and are like 'Does Joe want to go back to Australia?', 'Yeah, yeah, that'll be lovely', 'Make sure he packs his pants!'"
Making their TV debut as a couple, Swash and Solomon spilled plenty of secrets on their underwear habits .
Swash said he had gone through a "mid-life crisis where I've gone from boxer shorts to Y-fronts".
His girlfriend teased that they reminded her of second son Leighton's underwear. "It's like our four-year-old's pants, like tiny little boy's pants," she said.
Shown a pair of "mengerie" - lingerie for men - by the Loose Women panel , he joked he wished Solomon had something so lacy rather than her "comfy" choices.
"Some of them are past her belly-button! I think she had two or three good pairs she rotated for the first couple of weeks and now I never see them," he said.
Viewers praised the cheeky couple's honesty.
One wrote: "Being open is so important. Love Joe and Stacey together!"
Another added: "@StaceySolomon and Joe should have their own chat show. Had me in stitches since the start!"