Nicola McLean nearly quit 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' in 2008 - before being plied with champagne.

Nicola McLean was worried about leaving her little boy

Nicola McLean was worried about leaving her little boy

The 42-year-old glamour model was worried about being on the other side of the world on her way to the jungle to compete on the ITV reality show as she had her little boy Rocky at home.

However, after getting smashed on bubbles, she made her way Down Under.

She told the Daily Star: "Yeah, I was really worried about leaving Rocky and I almost didn’t go on the show.

"I didn’t want to leave him because he was so young. So I was really worried about that.

"And my chaperone was like 'How about we have a glass of champagne then?' And I said, I said, 'Yeah, let's do it'.

"Then as soon as I had a couple of champagnes, then I thought it would be fine.

“But I ended up getting hammered and had even more on the flight, it was first class to Australia it was lovely. I’m obviously glad I ended up going to do it but it’s always so hard to leave the kids, that’s always the worst and hardest part for me.”

The mother-of-two - who also has son Striker with with former footballer husband Tom Williams - also slammed Britney Spears' sister Jamie Lynn Spears for taking part in the current series.

She said: "I think Jamie Lynn will be nice but how much Britney goss will you get? Because of legal reasons, we won't.

"I don't think she should be on it. I'm a massive Britney fan and I finished her book recently and the way her family treated her is appalling.

"The book can't be lies either because it had to go through legal to be able to be published. Her sister didn't have her back at all and Britney worked all of her life so that her family could live well.

"My sister would never have let that happen to me. I'm telling you that now. Now she's capitalising on Britney's pain yet again. No, I really hate her. Even if she's the nicest girl in the world, I do not want her in the jungle. It is just another kick in the vagina for Britney really."