He told The Sun: “I did four years of Strictly, which I absolutely loved, but it was definitely the right time for me to venture into new things.
“Strictly wouldn’t allow a lot of things to happen that I wanted to happen, so it meant you do have to do that leap, and for me, it’s not a risk, it’s something I’m passionate about.”
EastEnders’ Jessica Plummer and Coronation Street’s Beverly Callard will be facing their fears.
Keith Duffy, Russell Watson and Giovanna Fletcher are also rumoured to be taking part.
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! Returns to ITV on Sunday 14th November.