Vicky Pattison 'buzzing' for I'm A Celebrity: Extra Camp
- Bang Showbiz
- 24 September 2016
Vicky Pattison can't wait to get back to the jungle to present 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' spin-off show 'I'm A Celebrity: Extra Camp'
Vicky Pattison is "buzzing" for her 'I'm A Celebrity' return.
Vicky - who was crowned Queen of the Jungle on the show last year last year -will join Joe Swash, Stacey Solomon and Chris Ramsey on the new spin-off 'I'm A Celebrity: Extra Camp' and cannot wait to get back to the jungle.
She told The Sun: "Winning the jungle last year was the most incredible experience of my life.
"I wasn't ready to say goodbye to my jungle experience just yet and luckily, after getting my dream job, I don't have to."
Vicky had been the hot favourite to take over as host since Laura Whitmore, who fronted the spin-off for five years, quit as presenter a few months ago.
A source previously said: "Vicky made no secret of the fact that she would love to replace Laura. But while she was always the front- runner, ITV took their time with the decision.
"It's only very recently that they have said they want her."
The foursome will head Down Under later this year to host the newly named 'I'm A Celebrity: Extra Camp' as they're joined by famous guests and dish the dirt on the stars fighting for survival in the jungle.
Joe - who has presented the original spin-off 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! NOW!' since 2009 - said of the new line up: "'I'm A Celebrity...' is always my most favourite time of the year.
"I cannot wait to be back at my second home with a new gang of people. As always I'm sure this series will be the best one yet."
And this year will no doubt be one to remember as the former 'EastEnders' star will be joined on the panel by his girlfriend Stacey, whom he's been dating since early January.
And they've both got plenty of experience when it comes to jungle life as Joe won the show in 2008, while Stacey took the title in 2010.
Chris, on the other hand, has never stepped foot in the jungle before and is thrilled bosses have decided to put him on the spin-off rather than the main show where he'll have to take part in gruelling trials.