John Barrowman would like a gender fluid title if he wins I'm A Celebrity

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

John Barrowman has said he would like his title to be gender fluid if he wins I'm A Celebrity.

The Torchwood and Doctor Who actor is one of the contestants going Down Under for the upcoming series of the ITV show, which crowns a King or Queen of the Jungle at the end.

"I would be over the moon if I won," he said. "I would be the King or Queen of the Jungle."

Barrowman, who married his husband in 2013, said he was ready to embrace the gruelling trials on the show.

But he confessed he was dreading any coffin-style challenges.

"If they put me in a box like a coffin, I know I am going to have a problem," said the 51-year-old.

"I will have to really figure that one out when it happens as I know filming Torchwood, there was a scene where we filmed in a coffin. They put me in a coffin in a drawer and I couldn't do it.

"It was see-through and so I could see space but I couldn't do it. I had a panic.

"That might be the challenge that is most fearful for me. But realistically, you know they are not going to do anything that hurts you."


Full line-up confirmed

The 18th series of the reality show will see Barrowman sharing a camp with football manager Harry Redknapp, DIY SOS host Nick Knowles, pop stars James McVey of The Vamps and Fleur East, former EastEnders star Rita Simons, Coronation Street actress Sair Khan, The Chase's Anne Hegerty, Inbetweeners actress Emily Atack and Hollyoaks actor Malique Thompson-Dwyer in the new series.

This series will see long-term presenter Ant McPartlin absent for the first time, with Holly Willoughby joining Declan Donnelly as co-presenter.

He and his presenting partner Donnelly have hosted the show since it began in 2002, but he is taking a break from his TV jobs following his arrest for drink-driving earlier this year.

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! starts on Sunday November 18 on ITV.