Tuesday 23 January 2018

Kian Egan ready to play hunger games in jungle victory bid

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


WESTLIFE star Kian Egan has been starving himself in preparation for I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

Kian drastically reduced his diet in a bid to shrink his stomach and stave off hunger pains in the Australian outback.

"I am trying to prepare myself the best as I can," he said. "I have started not eating as I want to shrink my stomach. It's a conscious decision I needed to make.

"I have been told that most people eat loads and loads before they go in and then they have a swollen belly.

"But I want to try. It's hard to tell whether I will shrink my stomach enough but I have tried."

Joining Kian in the jungle is tanned Essex boy Joey Essex, snooker legend Steve Davis, EastEnders actress Laila Morse, Emmerdale's Lucy Pargeter, Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington, Fresh Prince of Bel Air actor Alfonso Ribeiro, Royal fashion designer David Emanuel, model Amy Willerton and TV host Matthew Wright.

But dad-of-one Kian is confident he will be able to ace most of the gross-out jungle challenges.

"I don't have any major phobias," he said. "I am not afraid of confined spaces and I am not afraid of the dark either.

"The worst challenge is the coffin one but I will definitely do the eating challenge."

"I will shove it in my gob, chew on it and eat it. Everyone is relying on you so much," he added.

But the emotional Uptown Girl singer says he's no hard man and will probably end up blubbing in the outback.


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