Jorgie Porter: Owen warner is 'daft'

Jorgie Porter has defended Owen Warner credit:Bang Showbiz
Jorgie Porter has defended Owen Warner credit:Bang Showbiz

Jorgie Porter has admitted Owen Warner is as "daft" as he has come across on 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'.

The 34-year-old actress - who took part in the show in 2015 - dismissed suggestions her 'Hollyoaks' co-star had been "putting it on" when it comes to his lack of knowledge and insisted he is exactly the same off screen as he has been in the jungle.

She told The Sun: “He really is that daft on set.

“He is so funny. What you’re seeing in the jungle is exactly who he is.

“He’s just so fun and young and believes anything, bless him. I’ve had a few people ask me if he’s putting it on but I can assure you he’s not.

“He doesn’t get upset if he doesn’t know something — he’s just open to learning, which is so endearing.

“He tells me all the time he learns a lot of things from TikTok, and I’m, like, ‘Wow!’ He makes me laugh so much with some of the things he comes out with.”

Jorgie - who is expecting her first child with fiance Oliver Piotrowski - admitted some of 23-year-old Owen's gaffes have blown her mind, but he is never afraid to laugh at himself.

She said: “One thing he said which blew my mind was, ‘So the baby is upside down in your belly right now but when the baby comes out, he’ll be upright and he won’t be upside down any more?’ I was like, ‘OK’.

“He’ll go into theories and things. And sometimes you can tease him about stuff, which we’ve seen with the Chris Moyles professional dance thing. But that’s just his vulnerability.

“I see him as one of the kids. He and 'Hollyoaks' actor Malique Thompson-Dwyer are like Beavis and Butt-Head. I remember saying it to him one day and he was like, ‘Who are they? He had no idea.

“I’ll often tell a joke and it goes straight over his head. But you can’t not love him, there’s no malice with Owen, he’s just this really nice guy. He’s never nasty, he’s not got a bad bone in his body. He’s got such a genuine heart. The cast and crew love him.”

While some viewers have compared Owen to Joey Essex, Jorgie insisted they are "very different" from one another.

She said: “I love Joey but Owen is one of his own. I like them both but they are both very different.

“You laugh your head off. Owen’s not putting on a show, he is just being himself, which is what you want.

“What is brilliant about the jungle is there’s no way you can put on an act, as everyone would see through it and you wouldn’t be able to keep it up.”