I’m A Celebrity 2017: Jamie Lomas has joined the line-up [ITV]
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 2017 is soon to be underway, with Jamie confirmed as one of the contestants – joined by a whole host of celebrities.
With the I’m A Celebrity 2017 line-up now complete, Jamie has revealed all about his reasons for taking on the jungle challenge.
Hollyoaks: Warren Fox, played by Jamie Lomas, left the soap in November [Lime Pictures]
Hollyoaks: Jamie Lomas quit his role as Warren Fox last month [Lime Pictures]
Speaking ahead of his debut in the Australian jungle with Ant and Dec, Jamie teased he had to take a “gamble” when deciding whether or not to sign up.
Jamie explained: “I was actually asked about this years ago but it wasn’t the right stage in my life.
“But it’s been a good year with work and I really did feel now was the right time to branch out. I have finished on Hollyoaks now. I had to make a decision – whether to sign or take the gamble.
“The gamble was I wanted to do this. And I felt it came at the right time. And it has paid off because I am doing it.”
I’m A Celebrity 2017: Jamie Lomas has joined the line-up [Getty]
Jamie revealed how he was feeling ahead of the series, since waving goodbye to Hollyoaks and his role as Warren.
He revealed: “Excited? I don’t know if that is the right word! I am nervous, apprehensive and it’s a mix of emotions. You can’t prepare yourself for this because you don’t know what to expect.
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“Now it is getting closer, I am getting more nervous. It feels alien to me. I am quite a private person and for me to put myself out there is new.”
The soap actor added: “I can’t hide behind the cameras nor can I hide behind my character.”
Jamie Lomas and Kym Marsh were married for 13 months [Getty]
Jamie was rumoured to have been joining the line-up after his soap exit, before being pictured at the airport in Oz.
Among the line-up are Vanessa White, Jennie McAlpine, Amir Khan and Jack Maynard.