Joel Dommett 'dreaming' of moving to Australia
- Bang Showbiz
- 5 December 2016
Joel Dommett has been "dreaming" of moving to Australia permanently after his stint in the 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' jungle
Joel Dommett has been "dreaming" of moving to Australia permanently after his stint in 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!'.
The 30-year-old comedian was named as the runner-up in the jungle-based reality show during Sunday's (04.12.16) final, and has expressed an interest in leaving the UK behind for good as he believes he can make a name for himself in Melbourne.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Joel has been dreaming about a move to Oz because he thinks he can carve a name for himself out there.
"He's also weighing up areas in New Zealand too."
And it wasn't just his time in the Australian wilderness that made Joel want to relocate, as before entering the jungle he expressed his love for Melbourne's comedy festivals.
He said: "I have a lot of fondness for Melbourne and its comedy festivals.
"I would love to keep going back and just seeing what happens. That's my focus now."
Joel came in second place, beating 'Emmerdale' actor Adam Thomas, but falling short of 'Gogglebox's Scarlett Moffatt who was named Queen of the Jungle.
Of his time on 'I'm A Celeb', he said: "I knew it was going to be a good experience. I didn't think the highs would be so high and the lows would be so low. It was incredible. I'm going to miss the simplicity of it. It's so simple in there."
And the star also claimed facing his fear of heights in his first Bushtucker Trial - which involved him walking out on a plank on top of a sky scraper - was the "hardest" part of the show.
He said: "The first one was definitely the hardest. I took two steps in and it was the closest I came to, in the whole show, to saying I need to stop this. But then that helped with the rest of the experience."