"This is going to kill me": Grant Denyer's stunning dig at I'm a Celeb castmates
Grant Denyer has taken a swipe at his I'm A Celeb campmates, admitting he wished he'd turned down the offer to appear on the show when he first laid eyes on the cast.
Speaking to TV Week, the Aussie star explained that he's "not really into" reality stars, which the show seems to be dominated by this year.
But despite "instantly" regretting his decision to head into the Aussie jungle, he revealed he quickly grew fond of his fellow campers.
“When I arrived, I was like, ‘I’ve made the wrong decision,’” former Family Feud host Denyer, 43, told the publication.
“It hit me like a ton of bricks. I thought, ‘Oh, my God – I can’t be here around the clock with these fame-seekers bouncing off the walls busting to be on camera. This is going to kill me.’”
He said it didn't take long for everyone to realise they all needed each other, as the cast formed a strong bond.
“If we didn’t do that, the show would have smashed us and we would have walked out in droves,” he says.
“It was that harrowing.”
He added his I’m A Celebrity experience was “a thousand times harder” than he imagined it would be.
“I thought most of it was just made for television,” he said.
“As it turns out, it’s not. You’re starving, you’re exhausted, you’re being punished every single day with some ridiculous challenge to frighten the life out of you, and you’ve just got nothing left in the tank to fight back.”
But he did reveal one upside, saying he lost "heaps" of weight while in the jungle.
“I’ve lost 7kg off my tiny frame,” Denyer said.
“That’s probably the only benefit to going in there.”