Larry has lit­tle Lamb for jun­gle

Daily Star Sunday - - FRONT PAGE - With ED GLEAVE and PETER DYKE

LARRY Lamb is try­ing to con­vince son Ge­orge to sign up to en­ter the TV jun­gle.

Mil­lions of view­ers saw the Gavin and Stacey star, inset, tak­ing part in last year’s se­ries.

Pre­sen­ter Ge­orge, inset, is now con­sid­er­ing fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of his dad.

He said: “It’s not some­thing I had ever thought of do­ing. But dad is en­cour­ag­ing me to do it now. He had an amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in there.

“You never know how these things are re­ally go­ing to af­fect peo­ple.

“He’s in his 70s which means he’s phys­i­cally on the de­cline and that af­fects your con­fi­dence. But he came back from the jun­gle and he was a foot taller and full of life.

“He’d gone out and done all these things and pushed him­self and taken him­self out of his com­fort zone and had been a bit of a hero.

“It had been a long time since he’d chal­lenged him­self like that. It was lovely to see – he was to­tally rein­vig­o­rated.”

Bosses are try­ing to com­plete this year’s line-up ahead of the launch in Novem­ber.

Ant & Dec have con­firmed they will be back as hosts, while for­mer Gog­gle­box star Scar­lett Mof­fatt is re­port­edly the new pre­sen­ter of spin-off show Ex­tra Camp. SALLY Lind­say reck­ons the cast would jump at the chance to get back to­gether.

In a shock move, Sky axed Mount Pleas­ant ear­lier this year af­ter seven se­ries.

Its stars weren’t given any ex­pla­na­tion for the de­ci­sion but TV favourite Sally is hope­ful it will make a come­back some day.

She said: “We’d all be there like a shot – we’d be like Avengers As­sem­ble.

“It was the best time of our lives. We had seven amaz­ing years.”

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