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19th Jan 2019

One of our favourite I’m A Celeb campmates is going to host This Morning next week

Keeley Ryan


I’m A Celebrity’s John Barrowman is set to present This Morning with Holly Willoughby on Monday.

Regular host Phillip Schofield is taking the day off, so the Arrow actor – who has also presented The One Show and Tonight’s the Night – is filling in for him.

John confirmed the news to Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford as he appeared as a guest on Friday’s show.

He said:

“I’ll be presenting with Holly, we’re going to have a great time. I’ve got a few surprises up my sleeve.”

Ruth jokingly told him he had to “behave himself” – to which the actor said he would, before adding:

“I’m going to have a lot of fun and I will wear my glasses so I can read the teleprompter!”

The Doctor Who star finished third over all in I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! 2018, behind The Inbetweeners’ Emily Atack and King of the Jungle Harry Redknapp.

During his appearance on Friday’s episode, John also revealed how the jungle campmates made sure that nobody really fell out with each other.

It turns out it was all down to a particularly unusual ‘code word’.

He said [via The Sun]:

“I enjoyed every second of it, and it was a challenge. That was the one thing – the decision to go in was to challenge myself and take myself out of my comfort zone.

“And I certainly did that. And the fact that everybody got along and we had a great time – there were times that things could have gone the other way, [but] we all established in the very beginning… We thought, ‘Let’s have a word’.

“The word was ‘octopus’. So you’re not saying anything like, ‘Stop’, ‘Don’t’, ‘Don’t do that’ to somebody. If someone was starting to behave weird or outrageous or be aggressive, we just walk up to them and go, ‘Octopus’.

“It’s fun to watch people get along because there are so many other programmes out there where meltdowns happen, and sometimes you think when the meltdowns happen, ‘Why are you melting down? It really is not a big deal.'”