Former TOWIE star Mark Wright has been giving Melanie Sykes tips on how to be crowned Queen of the I'm A Celebrity jungle

Before Melanie Sykes, 44, entered I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! last Sunday, previous contestant Mark Wright gave her some advice before she entered.

The former TOWIE star is busy dancing his way to victory on rival channel BBC1 but he’s still been keen to give Mel tips on becoming Queen of the Jungle.

‘Mark Wright gave me a lovely call. He told me everything I needed to know about the jungle, which was really lovely of him – especially considering that he’s up to his knees with Strictly Come Dancing,’ she revealed. ‘He gave me some advice and he told me a lot about the experience.’

It seems like Melanie is enjoying her time on the ITV reality show, however, Mark recently suffered an anxiety attack whilst training and is finding the show challenging after putting too much pressure on himself.

Not only has Mark given Melanie the low-down on the jungle but she has also had the help of other previous contestants giving her pointers.

She added: ‘My friend Gino D’Acampo won it a few years ago, he smuggled in seasoning for the food and his advice was to do the same, he’s terrible! I’m too much of a conformist to be naughty like that! Alison Hammond also talked to me about it too, it was lovely.’

Melanie admitted she was feeling ‘nervous’ before entering the jungle but she isn’t afraid of doing any of the tasks Down Under. It was also revealed that her close friend Adam Philips will meet her on the jungle bridge when she completes her stint in the Australian Outback!

We have seen Mel’s enviable figure haunting us on our TV screens and she says she didn’t get it easily.

‘I have been training for seven years so I’m always bikini ready,’ she told OK! magazine. However, she confessed she may be ‘self-conscious’ in her bikini and ‘won’t swan around’ in it.

Catching up with the latest news in the jungle, it was very sad to see Craig Charles‘ departure following the devastating news of his brother who has passed away.

He is the second celebrity to quit the show, along with TOWIE star, Gemma Collins who lasted just three days.

However, X Factor reject, Jake Quickenden, and MP Edwina Currie have now joined the jungle.
Jake has also hinted that he is looking for a jungle romance and possibly one with Melanie.

He has revealed that he ‘loves a MILF’.

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Katie Hayes