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Laura's even charming the snakes in I'm A Celeb jungle

Laura Whitmore gets up close and personal with some of the slithery creatures in the Australian jungle -- and the celebrities haven't even arrived yet.

The Bray-born star (27) will spend the next five weeks down under as she presents this year's ITV2 series of I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here Now.

Proving she's well up for a challenge herself, Laura bravely volunteered to put one of the slippery cast-members around her neck while giving a peace sign.

Looking surprisingly happy despite having a tree snake draped around her, she was also making sure she looked stylish clad in a maroon lace mini-dress.

The star has been having a ball since jetting back for a second round of presenting the spin-off programme.

This year's batch of eager celebrities arrived last weekend, with the first show tomorrow night.

Heading into the jungle this year are Pussycat Dolls singer Ashley Roberts, comedian Brian Conley, EastEnders actress Charlie Brooks and former Doctor Who star Colin Baker.

Joining them will be Made In Chelsea posh boy Hugo Taylor, boxing legend David Haye and Corrie actress Helen Flanagan, who has posed in a white bikini in a bid to emulate Myleene Klass's success on the show.

The stars can also look forward to the most luxurious camp ever after bosses installed a new toilet and a fully-equipped gym.