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Former soap star Jessica Plummer has admitted to having "all the phobias" The 28-year-old actress has signed up for this year's series of 'I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!' and she admits that the move has come as a huge surprise to people around her. She said: "I have got all the phobias. The former 'EastEnders' star hopes her competitive spirit and experience of camping will help er during her time on the ITV show. "But I have reminded them I did go camping as a kid and I know I have got it in me. She said: "It is going to be a huge experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity.

'I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!' launches on Virgin Media One on November 15. Shane Richie: I'm literally skint 'I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!' star Shane Richie is "literally skint" and has been borrowing money from his friends after the coronavirus pandemic put paid to six months of work, but he can now pay off the credit card Shane Richie has admitted taking part in this year's 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' will help him out – because he is "literally skint" and has had to borrow money from his pals. The former 'EastEnders' actor was keen to do this year's show because it is the 20th anniversary, so he signed up in January, but following lockdown he is running low on funds after the coronavirus pandemic put paid to six months of work. "My kids were old enough to travel to Australia and they wanted to meet Ant and Dec!

The 56-year-old star – who is married to Christie Goddard – joked he is looking forward to interacting with "adults again" rather than his wife and kids. He said: "What an honour to be asked before lockdown." And he quipped: "I am so grateful and I am really looking forward to being around adults again instead of my wife and three children." Shane is anticipating it to be "cold and dark" during this year's series – which is taking place in a North Wales castle instead of the Australian jungle, due to the pandemic – and he is hoping his appearance on the programme will lead to other opportunities. We and our partners will store and/or access information on your device through the use of cookies and similar technologies, to display personalised ads and content, for ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development. To enable Verizon Media and our partners to process your personal data select 'I agree', or select 'Manage settings' for more information and to manage your choices. Get the latest on coronavirus, testing, local news and more in the Echo newsletter Sign me up now Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email I'm a Celebrity, Get me Out of Here star Shane Richie has revealed he is "literally skint" ahead of the show's launch this weekend.

The beloved actor also confessed his unusual phobia before entering the camp in Wales. Presenting legends Ant and Dec will host an adapted version of I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here live every night on ITV from the castle. As on the regular series, viewers will see the celebrities undertake gruelling trials and entertaining challenges to win food and treats in the lead up to one of them being crowned, for the first time, King or Queen of the Castle. The full line up of the 10 celebrities entering the Welsh camp has been confirmed. Ahead of the launch, former EastEnders star Shane Richie has revealed his reasons for signing up - as well as disclosing his unusual phobia.

Sign up for an Echo newsletter It's never been more important to stay in touch with the news, so subscribe now to the Liverpool Echo newsletter. The actor has been keeping it a secret that he is taking part in this year's I'm A Celebrity since January but after the coronavirus pandemic put a stop to his other work plans, he said he can't wait to be around adults again. Admitting he has been asked many times before, the actor – known to millions as Alfie Moon on the long-running BBC soap – said he snapped up the offer this year as it is the show's 20th anniversary. He said: "We got the call in January and I agreed to do it because it was the 20th one. "My kids were old enough to travel to Australia and they wanted to meet Ant and Dec. We were all really excited. I am so grateful and I am really looking forward to being around adults again instead of my wife and three children." As well as chatting to new friends in camp, the popular actor is also looking forward to facing up to "adrenaline and fear". Shane said: "When I first got asked to be in EastEnders in 2002 to play Alfie, I didn't know what was going to happen. "There is something about adrenaline and fear and that's what I am looking forward to when I take part in this show. You aren't going to know what to expect because we are now going to North Wales where sitting around a roaring fire is going to be more important than any other year because it will be cold and dark." "But I have got to go straight back in the West End to play a drag queen in a dress and so I will look great." The 56-year-old added: "To make the kids proud would be so nice. Asked how he would feel if the show led to other TV opportunities, the honest star admitted: "I do feel like I have come home. *I'm a Celebrity, Get me Out of Here will air on ITV