Carol Vorderman admits that she feared for her life during ‘brutal’ I’m A Celeb trial in South Africa
Carol Vorderman is among the fan-favourites set to feature in ITV’s new spin-off show I’m A Celebrity All Stars, which starts tonight at 9pm
and live on Freeview channel 276
The TV star, 62, who lives in Bristol, is among the All Star line-up of contestants who travelled to South Africa to film the special series.
Despite having previously entered the jungle in 2016, Carol admitted to The Sun that she was “petrified” by how dangerous the new trials were and feared she wouldn’t survive some of the challenges.
The former Countdown star said: “Some of the trials are: ‘HOLY C**P! How did I live?!’
“I’m not exaggerating. There was one trial that petrified me. And I’m not frightened of anything. I don’t think I’ve ever been as scared in my life.”
Carol said: “It’s fiercely hot in there, all the time – much hotter than the Australian camp.”
"And the b****rs took what we’d call a trial – I was thinking: ‘I can cope with that because I’ve done it before’ – and put it on speed. Everyone will love watching it. It was brutal.”
As the series is pre-recorded, there are no public votes determining the trials or who eventually wins, instead the celebrities are up against each other to stay in the camp.
“It’s live or die. There were some: ‘Oh my God, this is going to go viral!’ moments,” Carol added.
Carol claims that she has changed since leaving the camp because it helped her to realise that she should be making the most of her life now.
I’m A Celebrity… South Africa starts on Monday 24 April at 9pm, on ITV1.