Nigel Havers might win the jungle crown on this year’s I’m A Celebrity series, but he may not have a wife when he returns home from Australia!
The smooth talking actor, who has previously starred in Brothers and Sisters and more recently Coronation Street, admitted that he was adamant to join the lineup for the reality TV show but his wife tried to dissuade him from leaving.
“My wife is furious I am doing it. She said ‘I might not be back when you come out’. She did everything she could to dissuade me not to do it.
“She can’t believe I am that stupid. She thinks actors are pretty stupid. We just don’t talk about it.
“She is going to Africa when this is happening.”
However Nigel does plan to make it up to his bride and has promised to take her on a luxury holiday when he gets back.
“I will be taking my wife on a lovely holiday,” he added. “I am going to take her to India. I have never been to India with her. I have promised her that’s the pay off.”
So why has Nigel decided to take part in the gruelling TV show?
“This is the end of a crazy year for me,” he admitted. “Nobody like me has ever done it before and it strangely appealed to me. It is a challenge and it will surprise people. I have just finished doing Coronation Street, which I loved and now I am doing this. I thought I would do a year of surprising people before I go back to doing straight theatre.”
“While I am in the jungle, I am planning to plot out an idea for a novel I have. I am also doing a synopsis for a new drama series and I will mull that over too.”
Sounds like Nigel is going to have a busy few weeks!