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I’m A Celebrity’s Frankie Bridge Chats Pressure To Win, Trial Fears, Weight Loss And Shower Nudity

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She was revealed to be odds-on favourite to win I’m A Celebrity, before the official line-up had even been confirmed.

And speaking ahead of her time in camp, Frankie Bridge laughed off the pressure to become Queen of The Castle, joking: ‘I was favourite for Strictly and I didn’t win that!’ after her 2014 stint on the BBC dancing show where she took second place.

The Saturdays singer, 32, also discussed how she’ll cope with potential weight loss, which trials she fears the most, and her views on shower nudity, as she noted: ‘we’re gonna be getting very close and friendly very quickly!’

Pressure? Frankie Bridge, 32, laughed off the pressure to become Queen of The Castle after it was revealed she was odds-on favourite to win I’m A Celebrity

Asked how she felt about the favourite to win I’m A Celeb, Frankie admitted: ‘I don’t really like that. It adds a bit of pressure but it doesn’t really mean anything.

‘People go in that you might not know, and that’s the whole point of the show – you get to know people in weird situations. You don’t know how people are gonna feel about you.

‘I feel more pressure from friends and family. Plus, I was favourite for Strictly and I certainly didn’t win that!’ laughed the star.

Chatting about the outdoor shower situation, Frankie admitted: ‘I prefer it to the one in Australia, because we’ve got curtains so it’s a little bit more private.

Laughing it off! The pop star joked: ‘I was favourite for Strictly and I didn’t win that!’ after her 2014 stint on the BBC dancing show (pictured) where she took second place

Real talk: The singer also gave her views on shower nudity, as she noted: ‘we’re gonna be getting very close and friendly very quickly!’

‘I’ve never had a shower that’s a joint effort before so we’re gonna be getting very close and friendly very quickly. Having a shower is gonna be an event at this point!’

With a basic died of rice and beans, campmates often lose drastic amounts of weight during their time on I’m A Celebrity.

Asked if she’s worried about potential weight loss, Frankie admitted: ‘I haven’t really thought about that side. Everyone does seem to [lose weight]. I’m more worried about being hungry.

Christmas will be fun! Asked if she’s worried about potential weight loss, Frankie quipped: ‘I’ll have missed out on mince pie time, so I’m sure I’ll make up for it when I get out!’

‘It’s all in the lead up to Christmas and I’ll have missed out on mince pie time, so I’m sure I’ll make up for it when I get out!’

Discussing her fears ahead of the show, the TV personality confessed: ‘Part of me is like “I’m a fussy bland eater” – rice and beans aren’t stressing me out, but I’m terrified of the eating trials.

‘I hate being sick. If I have to swallow something that’s hard to swallow I don’t know how I’ll cope.’

Taking turns: Frankie’s husband, footballer Wayne Bridge, took part in I’m A Celebrity in 2016 and was the 8th campmate to be eliminated

Oh dear! The Saturdays singer revealed that in preparation for her stint, he attempted to teach her how to light a fire, but ultimately was unsuccessful (Pictured in January 2020)

Frankie’s husband, footballer Wayne Bridge, took part in I’m A Celebrity in 2016 and was the 8th campmate to be eliminated.

The Saturdays singer revealed that in preparation for her stint, he attempted to teach her how to light a fire, but ultimately was unsuccessful.

She explained: ‘It’s so annoying because he did Australia and it’s a completely different kettle of fish.

‘He’s tried to teach me how to light a fire because I’m useless and we’ve got a fire we’re I’m staying. But in the end I’ve given up and put on my coat and uggs on. He’s like “I can’t understand how you can’t keep it alight”.

Confused: Asked what their children – sons Parker, 8, and Carter, 6 – think about her taking part in I’m A Celebrity, Frankie admitted they’re finding it ‘hard to get their head around’

‘He’s just said “enjoy it”. He loved it he’s wanted me to do it since he did it. I just wanna get to the cyclone because he didn’t get to do it!’

Asked what their children – sons Parker, 8, and Carter, 6 – think about her taking part in I’m A Celebrity, Frankie admitted they’re finding it ‘hard to get their head around.’

She elaborated: ‘My eldest can’t wait to see me do scary things and be with bugs and animals. My youngest is worried about me because he knows I’m scared of everything.

‘I think watching the show they’ll think its funny. They’re getting to the age where they’re quite proud of things I do ,so I think they’ll be quite proud of me.’

Reassured: Frankie also noted how the show being in Wales makes her feel more secure, saying: ‘As a parent I’m a car drive away rather than being on the other side of the world’

The TV star also asserted that ‘being a mum does teach you patience’ – a skill she can take into the camp with her.

She added: I like to think I’m a patient person any way. If someone annoys me I’ll go away and do a chat.

‘But also being on your own for so long [quarantined ahead of the show] and seeing humans and being able to hug them is gonna be amazing.’

Frankie also noted how the show being in Wales makes her feel more secure, saying: ‘As a parent I’m a car drive away rather than being on the other side of the world if I needed to get home for any reason.’

Oops! Frankie also admitted that that her Loose Women co-stars guessed that she was going into I’m A Celebrity (Pictured with Christine Lampard, Gloria Hunniford and Brenda Edwards)

The singer also explained how her time on the chat show has helped prepare her for the castle(Pictured with Denise Welch and Jane Moore in 2019)

Frankie also admitted that that her Loose Women co-stars guessed that she was going into I’m A Celebrity and insisted: ‘It’s hard to keep a secret from your friends!’

She said: ‘It [I’m A Celeb] came up on the show. I just said I get rumoured every year, so it was easy to get out of, but I think they guessed I was going in.’

The singer also explained how her time on the chat show has helped prepare her for the castle, saying: ‘I’m not confrontational at all – I hate it! Loose Women will have helped. I love listening to others’ opinions whether I like those opinions or not.

‘I’m used to stronger opinions and stronger personalities than mine, and in that way it will make it easier to deal with.

‘But it’s different being on an hour-long show with women you love, than being with strangers tired and hungry and missing home. It’s hard to know how I’ll deal with that. I’ll probably flare my nostrils all over TV!’

Excited! Frankie also wasn’t allowed to tell her The Saturdays bandmates, and relayed how excited they were after she lead the I’m A Celeb line-up rumours (Pictured together in 2010)

Frankie also wasn’t allowed to tell her Saturdays bandmates, and relayed how excited they were for her after she lead the I’m A Celeb line-up rumours.

She said: ‘They’re really excited. A couple text me when they heard the rumours, but they think it’s hilarious because I’m scared of everything and I’m such a fussy eater!’

The TV personality insisted that she will do her best, saying: ‘I’m determined. I’m not competitive with other people. I’d hate to go into a trial and not try my hardest to win stars and meals for the camp. The shame of saying “I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here” would be too much!’

Asked if she has any habits which Wayne finds annoying that might irk her campmakes, Frankie confessed: ‘I’m not very good at doing the dishwasher, Wayne always says. So I’m wondering if the cleaning of the plates and stuff.

‘Maybe my cooking skills will annoy everyone – I’m not very adventurous. I won’t know where to begin with cooking something random. People might get frustrated with that.’


I’m A Celebrity 2021 Line-up

LOUISE MINCHIN

AGE: 53

CLAIM TO FAME: Broadcaster & ex BBC Breakfast Host

BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION TO DISPEL IN THE CASTLE: It’s nice to be able to show the fun side of me rather than the serious news presenter.

PHOBIAS: The idea of small, enclosed spaces with cockroaches and spiders is horrific!

ROLE IN THE CAMP: I will give out hugs and make the food more edible!

MISS MOST: My comfortable bed and lovely bath.

DREAM CAMPER: Angelina Jolie and Daniel Craig – we wouldn’t have a problem getting stars if he were in the Castle.

MATTY LEE

AGE: 23

CLAIM TO FAME: Olympic Gold Medallist

BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION TO DISPEL IN THE CASTLE: People always see me as very composed and serious on the diving board. This will be a nice opportunity to let people get to know me better.

PHOBIAS: I don’t like rats.

ROLE IN THE CAMP: I don’t mind helping out with cleaning.

MISS MOST: My bed!

DREAM CAMPER: Ed Sheeran and Will Smith

SNOOCHIE SHY

AGE: 29

CLAIM TO FAME: Radio 1Xtra DJ

BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION TO DISPEL IN THE CASTLE: People know me as a very bubbly person but when I am outside of my comfort zone, I can be shy.

PHOBIAS: Bugs, heights and I’m claustrophobic.

ROLE IN THE CAMP: I love twerking on a Friday night and I’m going to teach everyone how to do it in the Castle!

MISS MOST: My cat and lip gloss.

DREAM CAMPER: Jim Carrey and Big Narstie.

RICHARD MADELEY

AGE: 65

CLAIM TO FAME: TV presenter and journalist

BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION TO DISPEL IN THE CASTLE: Nothing. I don’t worry about what people think.

PHOBIAS: Heights. I’m not sure how I will feel if I have to walk across a plank very high up!

ROLE IN THE CAMP: Cook and interviewer. I love finding out about people’s lives.

MISS MOST: Aside from Judy and my family, not knowing what is happening in the news. I am a news junkie.

DREAM CAMPER: The late Jimmy Greaves. I would have loved to chat about goal scoring in the Castle with him.

DAME ARLENE PHILLIPS, DBE

DAME ARLENE PHILLIPS, DBE

AGE: 78

CLAIM TO FAME: Choreographer

BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION TO DISPEL IN THE CASTLE: People don’t really know the real me at home and I’d like to show people the motherly side, the side my family sees.

PHOBIAS: I am hoping I will overcome my fears to take part in the Trials!

ROLE IN THE CAMP: Mum and to organise some fun dance routines!

MISS MOST: My notepad and pencil –I am known for always having to write down ideas.

DREAM CAMPER: Giovanna Fletcher –she is such a lovely, warm person.

NAUGHTY BOY

AGE: 36

CLAIM TO FAME: Producer

BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION TO DISPEL IN THE CASTLE: People don’t know the real me and I want everyone to get to know me.

PHOBIAS: Confined spaces and heights but I want to give the Trials a go to bring back some stars.

ROLE IN THE CAMP: Castle chef and someone who everyone can confide in.

MISS MOST: My mum. I live with her and it’s going to be hard being away from her.

DREAM CAMPER: Sir Elton John would be amazing.

KADEENA COX, MBE

AGE: 30

CLAIM TO FAME: Paralympic Gold Medallist

BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION TO DISPEL IN THE CASTLE: Great to be able to show people with all disabilities they can try different things in life.

PHOBIAS: Snakes, rats, spiders, heights – everything!

ROLE IN THE CAMP: Chef – so long as there isn’t too much pressure to make the food interesting!

MISS MOST: TikTok, my mum and dog.

DREAM CAMPER: Thierry Henry –I love watching Arsenal play.

DAVID GINOLA

AGE: 54

CLAIM TO FAME: Football legend

BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION TO DISPEL IN THE CASTLE: None because I never hide behind a false image. What you see is what you get.

PHOBIAS: I am going to tell you when I am in the Castle!

ROLE IN THE CAMP: Chef. I enjoy cooking at home and I will be hoping to add some garlic and rosemary to the food.

MISS MOST: My partner and my little girl. It’s going to be tough.

FRANKIE BRIDGE

AGE: 32

CLAIM TO FAME: The Saturdays star

BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION TO DISPEL IN THE CASTLE: People think if you are in a pop group, you lead a glamorous lifestyle and won’t get stuck in, but I’m determined to muck in with all the chores.

PHOBIAS: Spiders, rats and confined spaces scare me.

ROLE IN THE CAMP: The serial hugger.

MISS MOST: Wayne and my boys.

DREAM CAMPER: Larry Lamb or a father figure type.

DANNY MILLER

AGE: 30

CLAIM TO FAME: Emmerdale actor

BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION TO DISPEL IN THE CASTLE: None but I would like to show everyone what I am like in real life rather than my soap character, Aaron Dingle.

PHOBIAS: I am absolutely dreading the eating Trials! I fear I will gag!

ROLE IN THE CAMP: A shoulder to cry on and a person everyone can come to if they have a problem.

MISS MOST: My fiancée, Steph, and our new baby.

DREAM CAMPER: Fred Sirieix or any ex football player. I won’t be able to leave them alone asking lots of questions!