Corrie star Jennie McAlpine has recently shared the heartbreaking reason why she eventually decided to take part in this year’s I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!

Coronation Street actress Jennie McAlpine has revealed the part her late father Tom played in her deciding to take part in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

As the official line-up for the series was announced, the 33-year-old actress, Jennie admitted that she knew she had to seize this chance to be part of I’m A Celeb, which will once again be fronted by Ant and Dec.

“I lost my Dad earlier this year and that was a big thing. But I knew he would have told me to do it. He always told me to do stuff and he always encouraged me. He kept saying ‘Give it a go to find out if you are good enough or not’. And so that was a big part of it.”

“I know Albert is going to have an amazing experience as he is coming to Australia with my husband and I. That will be lovely. I am feeling excited about it all but also nervous.”

As to what her Corrie castmates will think of her taking part in I’m A Celeb, Jennie said: “They will be shocked as I am happy with my lot and everything is fine but I am looking forward to this challenge. It’s going to be nice to meet people who I wouldn’t have met if I didn’t do a show like this.”

The ten celebrities heading into the jungle for the new series are: Jennie McAlpine, Dennis Wise, Rebekah Vardy, Jack Maynard, Shappi Khorsandi, Amir Khan, Stanley Johnson, Vanessa White, Jamie Lomas and Georgia “Toff” Toffolo

I’m A Celebrity starts on ITV this Sunday at 9.00pm.

FROM: What’s On TV, our sister site. Written by David Hollingsworth.