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Swash: I never say no to anything

Joe Swash has revealed taking part in bushtucker trials for I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! has made him game for anything.

The former jungle king presents spin-off show I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! NOW!, on which he tries out some of the bushtucker trials - which have included swallowing a tarantula and munching on a camel toe and witchetty grubs.

Joe said: "It's my little mission now not to say no to anything. I haven't said no yet. And it's nice to push yourself."

But he admitted: "I couldn't do them in England. I couldn't even eat a strawberry, because I don't like hairy fruit, but in Australia I'll eat a fermented egg."

Ex-EastEnder Joe, 32, was crowned king of the jungle in 2008 after winning viewers over with his happy-go-lucky attitude and friendship with Star Trek's George Takei.

During his stint, he passed the time collecting wood for the camp, and recommends this year's celebs keep busy to avoid conflict.

Joe revealed: "You need to do something, because if you're not doing trials, you're just stuck in the camp all day, and that's what breeds hatred and makes you want to kill people.

"It's a jungle in there, it's like a big playground!" he added. "There are animals, there are dams to be made, and I was younger then, so I was interested in everything. There are so many different characters, you find out about people. I'm quite nosy, so I want to know about people and their lives."

:: I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! returns to ITV, and I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! NOW! returns to ITV2 tonight (November 16).

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