Ju­lia dishes her be­hind-the-scenes goss on cast­ing I’m A Celeb... :

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Ju­lia Mor­ris is swing­ing back into the South African jun­gle for the fifth

time to host I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, and she’s bring­ing co-host Dr Chris Brown and a suit­case of sass with her.

Yep, as ru­mours emerge that Love Is­land loverat Grant Crapp and Mar­ried At First Sight star Nasser Sultan are pre­par­ing to drop into the wildlife, Ju­lia has just one mes­sage for them – turn back around!

Here, the come­di­enne tells NW who’s in and who’s out for Sea­son Five. Well, if it were up to her, any­way...

So this will be your fifth time in the South African jun­gle – do you and Chris feel more at home ev­ery time you go back?

We def­i­nitely get more set­tled ev­ery time we go back to our lit­tle bush town up in the Kruger Na­tional Park be­cause we know it so well. We’re both from re­gional ar­eas, so we are not fright­ened of hav­ing one shop, one su­per­mar­ket and be­ing out in this mag­nif­i­cent and dreamy

coun­try­side. It def­i­nitely has a sense of home­com­ing for us both.

Do you and Chris stay in touch be­tween sea­sons?

Our friend­ship is awe­some. I have been lit­er­ally main­lin­ing the menopause, so I am sure for him it’s been a real treat. But I must say, he has re­mained the ul­ti­mate gen­tle­man at all times – while I have, no doubt, been like a bronco that has a belt tied around its rude bits.

Who’s your most mem­o­rable con­tes­tant?

I’m A Celeb It’s re­ally hard to pick a favourite, but I think Fred­die Flintoff was my all-time fave... I just loved ev­ery­thing about him. I think the way he ap­proached it, I think the way he had al­ready dealt with his demons but was happy to share those with us. He just seemed like a guy who had been off the leash and brought it back to­gether and I re­ally liked see­ing that up close and per­sonal!

Who sur­prised you the most?

I think Lau­rina Fleure and Keira Maguire prob­a­bly sur­prised me the most. I had such a fixed idea of what those girls were like be­cause I am a huge Bach­e­lor and Bach­e­lor In Par­adise fan, so when they first came in, I think they wanted to stir it up and make some noise. They had self-cast them­selves as the bad guy, and I think the group showed d them that stir­ring in a group this small un­der these cir­cum­stances s is re­ally not re­quired or help­ful. I think we got to see a dif­fer­ent side de to both of those girls and that is what I do love about the for­mat – that at any mo­ment I can al­most st hate them, then at the end of the cou­ple of weeks I think, “You know what? I re­ally like this per­son!” I like that it can change my mind, but my hus­band reck­ons ns I hate ev­ery­one un­til I meet them. m.

What are your thoughts on Nasser Sultan join­ing the cast? ?

Who’s that?!

Ouch, well then, how do you feel eel about Grant Crapp join­ing the jun­gle?

I mean, bring­ing the crap back into the jun­gle... Doesn’t it make sense?

What chal­lenge would be your r worst night­mare?

Ev­ery sin­gle food chal­lenge! They eat some gross things.

What’s the worst thing you’ve eaten?

I had to eat an os­trich anus us once... ob­vi­ously that had noth­ing g to do with the show.

You’re also host­ing Blind Date. Have you ever been on a blind date?

I have been blind on so many dates. I would make your head spin.

How would you en­cour­age con­tes­tants to find love in the jun­gle?

Get to know some­body and maybe a kiss on the lips... but I’m sure I need to see the whole fruit and nut bar. I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! Sea­son Five pre­mieres 7.30pm Jan­uary 13 on Ten

I had to eat an os­trich anus once... ob­vi­ously not for the show

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