Perri Kiely wants I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here gig: 'I'd have to go in'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 April 2021
Perri Kiely for Samsung

Perri Kiely for Samsung

Perri Kiely is keen to star in 'I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here' - despite his Diversity pal Jordan Banjo telling him not to do it after branding his own time in the jungle as "the worst experience" of his life

Perri Kiely is keen to star in 'I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here' – despite his Diversity pal Jordan Banjo telling him not to do it.

The 25-year-old dancer has said he’d be up for heading into the Australian jungle for the ITV reality competition, even though Jordan – who took part in the 2016 series – told him it was the “worst experience of his entire life”.

But Perri wouldn’t want to spend time in the Welsh castle that was used as the backdrop for the 2020 series due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, as he wants to see the world return to “normal” with a series back in the infamous jungle.

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz about his reality show aspirations, Perri said: “People always say about doing the jungle. I always say to them – I've spoken to so many people who have been in the jungle and they come out and they're like it's the best experience I've ever done and if someone asked me to go back in, I'd do it. They say, if someone asks you, it's a once in a lifetime opportunity, you should take it. But then Jordan did it and he was like, ‘Oh my God I would never do that again, it was the worst experience of my entire life, do not do it.’ So I've got both sides of it.

“But I don't think it's something you could turn down so if I do get asked to do the jungle, I'd have to go in ... [The castle] is cool for the different experience but I think going to the jungle, it represents more than just a jungle. If you are back in the jungle, the world's back to normal. That's what the jungle now means – so get me in there!”

And while the dance star thinks he has what it takes to fend off creepy crawlies and face his fears, he doesn’t have any desire to follow in the footsteps of his Diversity co-star Ashley Banjo and become a judge on a talent show.

Ashley sits on the judging panel of ‘Dancing on Ice’ and guest judged the 2020 series of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ when Simon Cowell was absent due to a back injury, but Perri doesn’t think he’s “cut out for” the role.

He added: “I think one thing that's been nice after all those years is we've done so many things we never thought we would of, which is really cool ... Judging is hard. It's really hard. I couldn't criticise anyone, I'd feel really bad. I'd tell everyone they're doing a really good job. So I don't know if I'm quite cut out for it. But I'd always give it a go for sure.”

Diversity’s Perri Kiely will be hosting a virtual tutorial on UK’s trending dances available on the Samsung KX Hub from Tuesday 4th May, shot on the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G.

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