Josie Gibson fears she may have "taken on too much" by signing up for 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' - because insects are her "biggest phobia".

Terrified Josie Gibson reveals I'm A Celebrity fears

Terrified Josie Gibson reveals I'm A Celebrity fears

The 'This Morning' presenter isn't sure how she will cope on the ITV show, which is set in the Australian jungle, because she usually "freezes" when she spots a spider, so she is feeling "anxious" about taking part in the programme.

She said: "Now 'I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' is fast approaching, it’s sinking in and I am feeling anxious.

"I keep thinking, 'S***, I am actually doing this?' I know I have taken on challenges for 'This Morning' in the past but I don’t know if I’ve taken on too much here. It’s all becoming very real.

"I am dreading the insects and it’s my biggest phobia.

"I also don’t like spiders and I freeze normally when I see one.

"My family thinks I am mad doing the programme too as they know what I’m like with creepy crawlies!"

Josie also admitted she is not a big fan of heights, but she is determined to "give it a go" in the jungle.

She said: "I am most looking forward to being at one with nature. And I hope I learn new things about myself.

"I hope I can push myself more than I think I can. Eating trials? I have got to try and close my eyes and not think about what it is I am eating. Heights?

"I don’t like heights either. To be fair, I am not liking a lot of things that the jungle throws at you but I want to give it all a go."

Former 'Big Brother' winner Josie is also concerned about not being able to speak to her five-year-old son Reggie while she is on the show.

She said: "It’s going to be tough and I am worried about not having any contact with him. He is so excited though!"

Josie will appear on the show alongside 'Made in Chelsea' star Sam Thompson, actress Jamie Lynn Spears - the sister of pop star Britney Spears - and former UKIP party leader Nigel Farage, among others.

'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' returns on ITV1 and ITVX from Sunday 19 November at 9pm.

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