Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 September 2014

Zoe Salmon’s grumble at the jungle

Active: Zoe Salmon likes to learn new things

Zoe Salmon has turned down tens of thousands of pounds to be a contestant on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! because she thought it would be boring!

The former Blue Peter babe, who was guest of honour at the 7UP Go Belfast awards in Belfast on Friday night, tells me she didn't fancy spending three weeks in the jungle with Jordan because it would be a “waste of time”.

But, Zoe was quick to assure me she wasn't put off by the creepie crawlies in the Australian jungle.

“I went to the rainforest in Bolivia when I was with Blue Peter,” says Zoe. “I've had tarantulas on my hands and rats running over me so I'm A Celeb would be a doddle.

“I'm a real action girl so I would be great at the tasks. I just don't like all the sitting around,” says Zoe who looked stunning in a sheer dress from Israeli designer Mayka Amrami.

“I get offers to do all sorts of reality shows and really most of them are not my cup of tea.

“It's not just about the money — I have to do projects that interest me. I did Dancing on Ice because I learned a new skill but what am I going to learn sitting in the jungle? It's just not for me.”

And Zoe revealed she was hosting a special 'Welcome To Belfast' party for her pal Konnie Huq while she was enjoying a rare weekend at home.

“I just love showing off Belfast to my mates.

“I'm so proud of Northern Ireland so I've booked a room in a pub and we're going to get a karaoke machine. Konnie and I are going to impress everyone with our Celebrity Fame Academy singing skills.”

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