I’m A Celebrity star Simon Gregson is hoping to lose weight in camp

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Simon Gregson wants to lose weight on I'm A Celebrity credit:Bang Showbiz
Simon Gregson wants to lose weight on I'm A Celebrity credit:Bang Showbiz

New 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' contestant Simon Gregson hopes to lose weight in camp because he is "very fat".

The 'Coronation Street' actor has just joined up with the rest of the celebrities at Gwrych Castle in Wales and he is banking on a diet of rice and beans to help him shift some of his belly blubber as he has the mindset that he is entering the "worst boot camp in the world".

In an interview with The Sun newspaper, he said: "It is a bit of a hard schlep to do because of course the food isn't great - rice and beans all the time.

"But for me it's a bonus. I desperately need to lose weight so I'm looking at it like the worst boot camp in the world.

"I just hope there's not too much physical activity stuff. I used to be very fit, now I'm just very fat.

"Hopefully I'll bring something to the table, you never know."

Simon - who plays Steve McDonald on 'Corrie' - had intended to use his COVID-19 quarantine period before starting the ITV show to get fitter, but instead he gorged on pies and avoided the gym.

He confessed: "I've done two weeks of quarantine.

"I thought, 'Right there's some gym equipment, I shall lower my food intake, I shall do all the proper sleeping patterns that you have to do as it goes on late.’

"I've done none of them. I've kind of put the whole thing to the back of my mind so far that at one point I forgot what I was doing here.

"I've just been eating pies and enjoying life to its full."

Simon made a late entrance into camp along with fellow soap star, 'EastEnders' actor Adam Woodyatt, 53.

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