Michael Buerk won't quit I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

Christine Buerk has insisted that her husband Michael Buerk won't quit 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' because he's faced much tougher situations in the past

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Michael Buerk's wife insists he won't quit 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!'.

The BBC newsreader's spouse, Christine Buerk, says her husband will not walk out of the jungle due to low food rations, as he's faced much tougher situations while working as a foreign news correspondent.

She shared: "Michael isn't a quitter. I don't see him walking out. He's been in worse places.

"He's been shot at, he's been gassed, he's been blown up in an ammunition dump explosion, he's seen a sound guy die, he's seen a cameraman lose his arm.

"He's been in real reality situations that have been very tough. I would be really, really surprised if he broke."

Christine's comments follow reports the 68-year-old newscaster was on the brink of leaving the ITV show because of the meagre food rations, which has left viewers worrying about his shrinking figure.

She told the Daily Mail newspaper: "Michael actually loves rice and beans. I was quite horrified to realise that they only get 500 calories a day in the jungle.

"He does look a bit glum in there, though. With only 500 calories a day, they haven't got enough energy to smile as well."

Christine was also quick to reassure 'I'm a Celeb' fans that her husband wasn't wasting away.

She said: "He's not got a lot of spare flesh on him, but he's in good shape. I think it's far, far healthier to be a little bit underweight than overweight."

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