“I want to test myself”, he said. “Business, politics, media, I’ve done so many different jobs and generally I have been reasonably successful.
“But I have never been tested in quite this way. It’s such a mental test and maybe I will discover who I really am.”
Speaking on Matt Hancock’s controversial appearance on last year’s edition, he said: “I understood why Matt Hancock did it. He went in there with his reputation on the floor.
"The truth is after the banking issue I raised a few months ago, I was standing up for a million people who had lost their bank accounts, then winning at the TRIC awards, I am going in at a different stage of my career."
I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! launches this Sunday at 9pm on ITV1 & ITVX.