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How do you choose contestants for the show show? We tend to just ask people we know and who would enjoy the way we work.
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Do you have a dream guest? Julia Morris. She was so good on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. One of our producers is in a car parked outside her hous house at the moment and we’ll see whether we can drag her on. She would be an absolute natural natural.
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