Freddie to Starr in I'm A Celebrity

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 November 2011
Freddie Starr leaving London's Heathrow Airport yesterday (07.11.11)

Freddie Starr

Freddie Starr has entered the Australian jungle ready for the start of 'I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!' tonight (13.11.11), despite concerns an insurance mix-up could cost him his place on the show

Freddie Starr has entered the Australian jungle ready for 'I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!'.

The 68-year-old comedian's appearance on the ITV1 show was in doubt when he was unable to join up with the rest of the contestants earlier this week due to complications regarding his insurance paperwork, but the problem has now been fixed and he is Down Under for the start of the programme, which begins tonight (13.11.11).

Speaking to the Sunday Mirror newspaper, Freddie - who had a triple heart bypass last year - said: "I've got the ticker for this - I'm not gonna quit. I may be voted out, but I'm no quitter.

"I don't know if I'll be King of the Jungle, who knows? I certainly won't be saying, 'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!'

"What happened to me was nobody's fault. I don't blame anybody. It was all over one piece of paper that wasn't signed, but it's all sorted out now."

The comic had to stay in his hotel room as the other stars of the show - who include 'The Only Way is Essex' hunk Mark Wright, 'Coronation Street' actor Antony Cotton, McFly bassist Dougie Poynter and 'Real Hustle' stunner Jessica Jane Clement - bonded with each other.

The contestants have faced the first trial of the series so far, entitled The Scales of Justice, which saw them bobbing for keys in containers full of maggots and smelly fish guts while they were suspended above the ground in a large seat.

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