I'm A Celebrity 2018 Noel Edmonds: When is Noel Edmonds going on I'm A Celeb?
TV presenter Noel Edmonds is best known for hosting Deal or No Deal. He has been rumoured to be one of the new contestants to enter the jungle for the past week. ITV have finally revealed that the veteran TV personality will indeed be taking part in this year’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! and is due to enter the jungle next.
Edmonds did not appear in the launch show which aired last Sunday (November 19) but was one of the bookies’ favourites to be entering the jungle over the coming days.
Before he was even confirmed, bookmakers Coral and Ladbrokes had him at odds of 20/1 to win the show and Betway had him at odds of 7/1.
He is also at odds of 8/1 on Coral to do the most Bushtucker trials.
A source told The Mirror: “ITV was desperate to get Noel – he’s a huge name to secure and everyone has high hopes he’ll pull in plenty of ratings.“
According to The Sun, Edmonds will earn £600,000 for appearing in the jungle.
Viewers will meet Edmonds at the end of tomorrows (Wednesday, November 21) episode.
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Who is Noel Edmonds?
Noel Edmonds is best known for hosting Deal or No Deal.
He has also previously presented Multi-Coloured Swap Shop, Telly Addicts and Top of The Pops.
He is 69 years old, born on December 22, 1948.
Now that his place on I’m A Celeb is confirmed, he has confessed that his biggest phobia is heights and confined spaces.
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He said: “After everything I have done with Gotchas and gunging, I am well aware they are going to put me through absolute hell and I deserve it!
“I think the British public will enjoy seeing me finally getting my comeuppance! I just know they are going to really give me a hard time.”
Edmonds already thinks he can win, adding: “I am going to win because I promise the British public if they vote for me, I will retire from television and I will never appear again.
“There’s a deal that I am striking with the great British public who have supported me over the years – they make me ‘King of the Jungle’ and I will retire and never appear again!”
Reflecting on the fact he will joining his campmates late, Edmonds said: “It’s going to feel a bit like turning up to a party a few hours after it’s started but not even being able to bring a bottle!”
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Edmonds was inspired to do the show thanks to hosting Declan Donnelly and his 15-year-old son Harrison.
He explained: “It actually started as I was filming with Dec earlier in the year and he said ‘Ah you should do the Jungle’.
“Our 15-year-old son, Harrison, was there at the time and he said ‘it will be brilliant; you have got to do the Jungle’.
“He put me under considerable pressure. The reason why I’m going to have this amazing experience is down to Harrison.
“I just love the idea that I’m going to live out in the natural environment. I’m looking forward to learning more about myself and meeting people I would never normally ever spend time with.”
He also confessed he does not know how he will cope without his wife Liz.
I’m A Celebrity 2018 airs every night on ITV at 9pm
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