Saturday 24 March 2018

I'm A Celeb's David Emanuel thought jungle life was going to be 'a bit of a romp'

Fashion designer David Emanuel
Fashion designer David Emanuel

Fashion designer David Emanuel has said he thought I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! was going to be "a bit of a romp" and more of a luxurious experience.

He also said he "can now understand the spirit of the war when London was bombed" in the sense of people pulling together at "a time of crisis".

Talking about how hard he has found the jungle experience, he said: "I have watched the show before but I thought the whole thing was staged, I didn't think they were going off to a hotel every night but I didn't imagine we'd be sleeping under the stars.

"I had no idea about the hunger, I thought people brought in food and cooked it for you, I just thought this would be a bit of a romp!"

Emmerdale actress Lucy Pargeter said the hardest hurdle for her has been mixing with fellow celebrities.

"I knew it was going to be hard but my biggest fear was the people," she said.

Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington Photo: ITV/PA Wire
Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington Photo: ITV/PA Wire
Snooker player Steve Davis Photo: ITV/PA Wire
Model Amy Willerton Photo: ITV/PA Wire
Joey Essex Photo: ITV/PA Wire
Singer Kian Egan Photo: ITV/PA Wire
Fashion designer David Emanuel Photo: ITV/PA Wire
Lucy Pargeter Photo: ITV/PA Wire
Actress Laila Morse Photo: ITV/PA Wire
Talk show host Matthew Wright Photo: ITV/PA Wire

She added: "Camp life has been harder than any of the trials."

The hunger has hit Westlife singer Kian Egan the hardest.

He said: "We've all learned what we take for granted in the outside world from things like salt and pepper to heating, hot water, dry clothes and other everyday things.

"We just don't need to live our lives in the way that society dictates and the only thing we need to worry about are our families."

Emanuel spoke about people pulling together and working as a team.

"We are thrown in here not knowing each other and when you scratch the surface of someone you realise we are all the same.

"I can now understand the spirit of the war when London was bombed and communities got together and helped each other because it is a time of crisis.

"I couldn't have wished for two nicer camp mates to be here with because we've stuck together as a team and it's so nice we've come this far," he said.

The three remaining celebrities discussed their previous camp mates.

They talked fondly about Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington.

Emanuel said: "She had beautiful skin and great blonde hair," adding: "A natural beauty but she doesn't realise it."

"I'm very glad to have met her," said Pargeter. "What a role model," she continued. "People should be looking up to people like Rebecca, not like...(pauses)... other people."

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