The I'm a Celebrity 2010 stars in quotes
This year's I'm a Celebrity contestants have been explaining their approach to the three weeks in the jungle... Former hellraising pop star Shaun Ryder, 48, says: "I don’t like prima donnas. I don’t like idiots either, but I am not confrontational. If they are driving me around the bend, I will try to be tactful and not upset them. I will try to be a warm person." X Factor finalist Stacey Solomon, 21, says: "And yes I might have to do some ridiculous things like eat Camel Toes, but I think it’s going to be hilarious..." Sheryl Gascoigne, 45, says: "I am a very mad person! They approached me last year, and again earlier this year. I said no on both occasions. I swore I wouldn’t do it. But my friends really want me to do it as they think people will get a chance to see the real me." Nigel Havers, 60, says: "My wife is furious I am doing it. She said ‘I might not be back when you come out’... She can’t believe I am that stupid. She thinks actors are pretty stupid. We just don’t talk about it... She is going to Africa when this is happening." Lembit Opik, 45, says: "I love cooking and I suspect a herb rack and freezer won’t be quite as well stocked as it is in my home in South London." Linford Christie, 50, says: "I am a guy. I don’t eat testicles. But you do have to pull your weight and if it means you won’t eat, you will have to do things you don’t want to do." Kayla Collins, 23, says: "Would I fall in love in the jungle? Yes I would if someone was of interest. I love athletic guys, a great personality and someone who is funny. Personality is very important to me." Gillian McKeith, 52, says: "I have fainted several times... and I have been known to call a taxi when I have seen a spider in my house and pretended I was going somewhere." Britt Ekland, 68, says: "I am a little bit of a dictator. If someone is being annoying, I will try to explain to him or her that it is not appropriate behaviour. I am actually hoping the jungle will teach me to let go." Aggro Santos, 22, says: "I love an argument when I know I am right. But I do have a high threshold in terms of people who get on my nerves." The I'm a Celebrity contestants will enter the jungle live on ITV1 on Sunday, November 14.
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