I’M A Celebrity star AJ Pritchard has made a sly dig at Strictly Come Dancing by claiming he’s joined a “better show”.
Ahead of the show, he has told how he is relishing the challenge.
“People see me on Strictly with fake tan and sparkles but nobody knows me. It will be nice for people to see me and get to know who I am. I am unbelievably competitive and whatever the challenge is, I will go for it.”
The eager star won’t shy away from the terrifying Bushtucker Trials, telling ITV he’ll be going for a full 10 stars each time.
He continued: “I will give everything 110 per cent. I really appreciate life and I never take anything for granted. I will be trying to come back with all the stars every single time and if I don’t, I think I will be disappointed.”
And his former Strictly co-stars will be tuning in to see how he fares.
The Sun has revealed show bosses have secretly signed former professional footballer turned musician Chelcee Grimes for this year’s series.
Producers agreed with the ex-Liverpool and Everton star to appear in the ITV show, being filmed in Wales this year.
The Sun understands that Match of the Day spin-off host Chelcee, 28, has spent two weeks isolating near Abergele ahead of a potential stint in Gwrych Castle.
It comes after The Sun revealed how former Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Pritchard had tested positive for Covid-19, less than a week of heading into the legendary show.
Insiders say he tested positive for the virus early in his enforced two week isolation ahead of the show starting on Sunday, November 15.