Reality TV star and former athlete Caitlyn Jenner will join the cast of the British reality TV series I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! this upcoming season.
Jenner has appeared on a variety of reality TV shows – including Keeping Up With the Kardashians for 13 seasons and I Am Cait – says she wants to “show I am exactly the same person as I have always been,” according to her cast bio via Hello! magazine.
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians alum has previously appeared in the American version of the I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! series, and she described it as an “interesting experience.” Jenner said to be looking forward to the show’s production and the ability to unplug from her daily lifestyle, at least for a few weeks.
“Being in the jungle is certainly not easy, and yes, it is totally back to basics, but I thought this would be a great opportunity to leave everything behind for three weeks,” Jenner said. “Last time, it was almost like a cleansing of the soul.”
The former Olympic gold medalist is heading to the Australian jungle, but she’s not going to allow fear to overcome her.
“The only reason I’m going back is to lose a few pounds,” Jenner jokingly said. “I’ve gotta fit in that outfit when I come back. Oh, my god, I’ve got the family Christmas party, wanna look good.”
While Jenner may not have any fears about the Australian jungle, she did admit she felt nervous about being around her castmates.
“The most difficult part? Dealing with nine other celebrities in this environment,” she said. “People are by far tougher than any snake or any spider.”
“I’m going to try to keep peace. I’m going to try to be a good parent. Could I put on top of that, the queen of the jungle? We’ll see!” Jenner added.
The upcoming I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! will also include former East Enders star Jacqueline Jossa, Good Morning Britain host Kate Garraway, and many other notable talents. The show will premiere in the U.K. on Sunday, November 17, on ITV and STV.