Last night on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, Larry Lamb opened up about a long lost child that he has never made contact with.
The actor revealed that at 21 years old he fathered a daughter called Vanessa with his first wife Anita, but the pair broke up before she was born. Larry only saw Vanessa once, when she was seven months old. Soon after, Anita moved to Germany with Vanessa. Larry opened up about the situation with fellow campmate Adam Thomas, saying he had lost contact with his daughter when his ex-wife found a new partner and Vanessa was adopted by him.
Speaking to Adam, Larry said he always wanted to make contact with her but felt he couldn’t go “bouncing back into someone’s life”.
As with previous years, it has been announced that two new celebrities are to enter the jungle to join the current campmates, and to shake up the camp. The two new campers are broadcasting legend, Danny Baker and daytime TV host Martin Roberts. Danny, a journalist and TV and radio star most famous for the show, The Danny Baker Show, will be celebrating in the jungle, after he revealed that he is cancer free following a 6 year battle with the disease. Both Danny and Homes Under the Hammer’s, Martin Roberts, revealed the news on their twitter page.
Just before the show began the salaries for the celebrities in this year’s line-up were revealed, with some campmates said to be receiving £175,000 more than others!
Former Countdown star, Carol Vorderman is being paid the most, bagging a staggering £200,000 for participating in the series.
Ex-England footballer Wayne Bridge is set to receive £150,000 as ITV producers hope he’ll open up about John Terry’s secret love life, whilst appearing on the show. Similarly, actors Larry Lamb and Adam Thomas are also being paid six figure salaries due to their popularity with the British public.
Strictly star Ola Jordan will be picking up a cheque for £90,000 while Gogglebox’s Scarlett Moffatt and Lisa Snowdon will be receiving £70,000. Following close behind them is Olympic gold medalist Sam Quek, who will be bagging between £40,000 – £70,000.
Meanwhile, dancer Jordan Banjo and comedian Joel Dommett will be picking up £25,000 for appearing on the show this year – nearly 90% less than Vorderman!
It would seem many of the rumours surrounding the show were true with the additions of some extra celebrities. The hit jungle show will start on Sunday 12th November at 9pm on ITV and here are the celebs that will be entertaining us this season and their biggest fears for the upcoming series…
Ola Jodan, Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer
“Spiders, rats, snakes – I hate them all.”
Larry Lamb, actor
“I don’t have any, however the thing with acting is if something goes wrong, it can be pretty scary.”
Carol Vorderman, TV personality
“I am not a scaredy cat but I am not a great swimmer. I won’t be very good on the underwater tasks.”
“I’ve never had to put myself in a situation like this but lack of food, surviving with nothing and not having any outside contact is going to be tough.”
Scarlett Moffatt, from Channel 4’s Gogglebox
“Small spaces, the dark, walking across bridges, clowns – but hopefully there won’t be too many of those in the jungle.”
Adam Thomas, Emmerdale actor
“Spiders, cockroaches – anything like that.”
Wayne Bridge, former England footballer
“Absolutely everything! Rats, spiders, cockroaches, snakes, claustrophobia, sleeping in the jungle – I am bricking myself.”
Jordan Banjo, dancer from Diversity
“Snakes and spiders.”
Joel Dommett, comedian and actor
“Being asked my relationship status.”
Sam Quek, Olympic hockey player
“Cockroaches, spiders and anything small”
There have also been reports of the ITV show clashing with the owner of
the jungle camp, Chris Parker who is rumoured to be getting tired of the
show’s antics. I’m A Celeb has been filmed in Australia’s Dungay Creek,
Queensland since 2003 but the contract is yet to be renewed next year
and sources have suggested Parker is not keen to continue the
As well as this, the spin off show on ITV2 which was previously titled “I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here Now” hosted by Laura Whitmore and Joe Swash has also been altered. This year, the show will be called “I’m A Celeb: Extra Camp” but Laura Whitmore will no longer be presenting the show due to her commitments to Strictly. Joe Swash will stay on and present the show and he’ll be joined by comedian Chris Ramsey, Stacey Solomon and reality TV star Vicky Pattison.