Willie Carson

Profession: Former jockey

Best known for: Being Britain’s Champion Jockey five times

Phobias: Heights

Racing legend Willie is determined to enjoy his time in the jungle. But whatever happens, the 5ft riding star insists he won’t walk out. “I won’t break down in front of the cameras either,” he adds. “I would get worried about myself if I did! I have never been asked to do a reality TV show like this before and I want to have a good time.”

“I didn’t have time to do anything to prepare for the jungle,” he adds. “But I don’t mind. I don’t know what lies ahead and whether it will be the hardest thing I have ever done, but at the same time, I am not dreading anything either.”

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