November 28, 2020

Im A Celebrity: Victoria Derbyshire packs post-mastectomy swimsuits – Daily Mail

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/celebrity/article-8942555/Im-Celebrity-UK-Victoria-Derbyshire-insists-isnt-fazed-shower-scenes-mastectomy.html

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here star Victoria Derbyshire has insisted she isn’t fazed by the show’s famous shower scenes.

The broadcaster, 52, told MailOnline that while she’d ‘never choose’ to have her bathing watched by the viewing public it won’t be more than ‘seconds on the telly,’ and has packed a specially-made swimsuit after undergoing a mastectomy in 2015.

Victoria – who also overcame a battle with breast cancer five years ago – has also said she’s ‘not in the slightest’ worried about offending her fellow campmates, and after wanting to take part for many years she ‘cannot wait’ to get into the jungle.

Confident: I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here star Victoria Derbyshire, 52, has insisted she isn't fazed by the show's famous shower scenes

Confident: I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here star Victoria Derbyshire, 52, has insisted she isn't fazed by the show's famous shower scenes

Confident: I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here star Victoria Derbyshire, 52, has insisted she isn’t fazed by the show’s famous shower scenes

This year’s I’m A Celebrity will see ten stars move into Gwrych Castle in Wales for the show’s first ever UK-based series in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The reality show has become well-known for its shower scenes, though fans wondered whether these would be few and far between this year given the freezing  temperatures in north Wales.

Victoria said that while she’s packing her swimwear at the request of bosses she doesn’t worry about feeling ‘exposed’ should have to use the freezing showers.

Candid: The broadcaster told MailOnline that any shower scenes won't be more than 'seconds on TV,' and she's packed specially-made swimsuits after undergoing a mastectomy in 2015

Candid: The broadcaster told MailOnline that any shower scenes won't be more than 'seconds on TV,' and she's packed specially-made swimsuits after undergoing a mastectomy in 2015

Candid: The broadcaster told MailOnline that any shower scenes won’t be more than ‘seconds on TV,’ and she’s packed specially-made swimsuits after undergoing a mastectomy in 2015

She told MailOnline: ‘I’ve got a couple of swimsuits that are post-mastectomy swimsuits so they’ve go extra padding at the front as I had a breast removed a few years ago. 

‘So I don’t feel exposed in there because it’s a proper swimsuit, it’s not a bikini so that makes me feel OK about that. 

‘Obviously you wouldn’t necessarily choose to have a shower in front of millions of people but it’s going to be seconds on telly, no one is going to be interested in that.’

Victoria added she likes to think that the struggles she’s been through personally with her cancer diagnosis mean she’s better prepared for the mental and physical challenges of living in the camp.

Respected: Victoria is known to many for her work on her self-titled BBC programme, which ended in March after five years on air. Since then she's hosted BBC News at Nine

Respected: Victoria is known to many for her work on her self-titled BBC programme, which ended in March after five years on air. Since then she's hosted BBC News at Nine

Respected: Victoria is known to many for her work on her self-titled BBC programme, which ended in March after five years on air. Since then she’s hosted BBC News at Nine

She added: ‘I won’t know what I’m like with the trials and the environment until I get there obviously, but going through cancer treatment, which was quite a big deal and some of it was pretty painful.

‘But I try and tell myself what I went through a few years ago and what I’m about to go through cannot of course be like that. 

‘I just need to have a word with myself, I have experienced much worse and I’ve got to remember that.’

Victoria is known to many for her work on her self-titled BBC programme, which ended in March after five years on air. Since then she’s hosted BBC News at Nine, and also worked on BBC Radio 5 Live for 16 years.

She also earned universal praise – and an International Emmy award – when she appeared on The Real Full Monty: Ladies Night to raise awareness of breast cancer. 

Opinionated: Despite being known for her outspoken manner, Victoria said she has little concern for whether she'll clash with her fellow campmates

Opinionated: Despite being known for her outspoken manner, Victoria said she has little concern for whether she'll clash with her fellow campmates

Opinionated: Despite being known for her outspoken manner, Victoria said she has little concern for whether she’ll clash with her fellow campmates

Despite being known for her outspoken manner, Victoria said she has little concern for whether she’ll clash with her fellow campmates.

She said: ‘Not in the slightest I absolutely cannot wait to meet whoever is going in there. I hope we’re just going to be a team and crack on together and help each other out and support each other that’s not been in my head at all.’

Adding she isn’t afraid to get stuck into the day-to-day running of the camp, she said: ‘I’m really interested how I’ll feel about the hunger I just don’t know.

‘I think in terms of the daily routine I am quite domesticated I don’t mind tidying up I don’t mind doing the washing up. I will do jobs like that, I’ll muck in because that’ll make the time pass. 

‘If everything’s in order that makes you feel, not happy but do you know what I mean? Tidy house, tidy mind!’

Team player: Adding she isn't afraid to get stuck into the day-to-day running of the camp, Victoria said: 'I will do jobs like that, I'll muck in because that'll make the time pass'

Team player: Adding she isn't afraid to get stuck into the day-to-day running of the camp, Victoria said: 'I will do jobs like that, I'll muck in because that'll make the time pass'

Team player: Adding she isn’t afraid to get stuck into the day-to-day running of the camp, Victoria said: ‘I will do jobs like that, I’ll muck in because that’ll make the time pass’

Joining Victoria in the castle this year are presenter Vernon Kay, 46, long-distance runner Mo Farah, 37, and Corrie icon Beverley Callard.

Also competing for the title of King or Queen of the Castle will be AJ Pritchard, 26; Shane Richie, 56; Jessica Plummer, 28; Giovanna Fletcher, 35; Hollie Arnold, 26, and Jordan North, 30. 

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly will host the series once again, while Vick Hope will be fronting The Daily Drop, a brand-new series following all camp activity, available on ITV Hub every morning after the main show.

The Geordie duo, the contestants and crew will be tested for COVID-19 every three days throughout the series, with the campmates able to mix freely while they live in the camp as they form their own bubble. 

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! returns on Sunday at 9pm on ITV.

Coming soon: The I'm A Celebrity launch will see 10 celebrities move into the Welsh castle for another round of trials and tribulations. The launch airs on Sunday at 9pm on ITV

Coming soon: The I'm A Celebrity launch will see 10 celebrities move into the Welsh castle for another round of trials and tribulations. The launch airs on Sunday at 9pm on ITV

Coming soon: The I’m A Celebrity launch will see 10 celebrities move into the Welsh castle for another round of trials and tribulations. The launch airs on Sunday at 9pm on ITV

I’M A CELEBRITY… GET ME OUT OF HERE! 2020: Who are the celebrities?

Name: SIR MO FARAH CBE

Age: 37

Claim to fame: The most successful British track athlete in Olympic Games history 

Phobias: Any animal that moves

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the castle: It will be nice for people to see me doing something other than running

Role in the camp: Cook

Miss most: Coffee, my wife and children

Dream campmate: Samuel L Jackson would be pretty cool

Relationship status: Married

Name: SHANE RICHIE

Age: 56  

Phobias: Human faeces. If I see one, it is over! I am hoping the camp toilet will be enclosed

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the castle: Nothing. I don’t think I am that interesting

Role in the camp: Person who will muck in with anything 

Miss most: My family and routine at home

Dream campmate: Eric Cantona, any 80s’ pop star or The Roc

Relationship status: Married

Name: BEVERLEY CALLARD

Age: 63

Claim to fame: Corrie legend 

Phobias: Ghosts and insects 

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the castle: People think I am glamorous as I have played Liz for so long but I am not

Role in the camp: Cleaner 

Miss most: Dogs and my husband, Jon

Dream campmate: Ricky Gervais – he would keep us all going

Relationship status: Married

Name: AJ PRITCHARD 

Age: 26 

Claim to fame: Former Strictly professional

Phobias: Heights, claustrophobia

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the castle: People see me with sparkles and fake tan but nobody knows what I am like

Role in the camp: Keeping spirits up and the cleaner

Miss most: My warm and comfy bed

Dream campmate: Any celebrity with an intriguing background

Relationship status: Dating

Name: VERNON KAY

Age: 46

Claim to fame: TV and radio presenter

Phobias: I don’t like being confined underwater!

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the Jungle: I think I have always been the same throughout my career – so I don’t have any.

Role in the camp: Person to keep spirits up.

Miss most: My family.

Dream camper: Anybody who has won the Super Bowl!

Relationship status: Married.

Name: VICTORIA DERBYSHIRE

Age: 52  

Claim to fame: Award-winning journalist

Phobias: I am not a fan of spiders or confined spaces and I don’t know what I am going to be like when I get there! 

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the castle: I don’t think I have any as people just know me as the news and current affairs person! 

Role in the camp: Shoulder to cry on. 

Miss most: My boys, husband, dog and Mum. 

Dream campmate: Madonna, Gary Lineker and Jamie Oliver to cook for us. I think you could have some really geeky chats with them! 

Relationship status: Married.

Name: GIOVANNA FLETCHER

Age: 35

Claim to fame: Author and podcaster

Phobias: Heights. My legs go wobbly and you can’t rationalise it

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the castle: I am not that controversial so nothing

Role in the camp: Mum, friend and the giver of hugs

Miss most: My husband, Tom, and my three children

Dream campmate: The Queen, Judi Dench and Ant Middleton so he can help us with all the survival skills

Relationship status: Married

Name: JESSICA PLUMMER

Age: 28

Claim to fame: Former EastEnders actress

Phobias: Arachnophobia, fear of heights –just about every phobia

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the castle: It will be nice for people to see me for who I am rather than my EastEnders character

Role in the camp: Chatterbox and little sister

Miss most: My daughter. It’s going to be the longest we’ve been apart

Dream campmate: Denzel Washington would be awesome. I would listen to every word he said

Relationship status: Single

Name: JORDAN NORTH

Age: 30

Claim to fame: Radio 1 DJ 

Phobias: It’s just easier to say what I am not scared of. I have so many phobias

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the castle: On my Radio 1 show, I am always bubbly and energetic but everyone has down moments too, so it will be nice for people to see what I am really like

Role in the camp: Entertainer and the tidy up person –I love a tidy house

Miss most: A nice cool pint of Guinness

Dream campmate: Barack Obama and Liam Gallagher. He would be great entertainment value

Relationship status: Single

Name: HOLLIE ARNOLD MBE  

Age: 26

Claim to fame: Paralympic gold medallist 

Phobias: Spiders

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the castle: I don’t want it to focus on my disability

Role in the camp: Cook/shoulder to cry on 

Miss most: My boyfriend, food and my cats

Dream campmate: Michelle Keegan –she is beautiful

Relationship status: Dating