Presenter Pat Sharp has joined ITV’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.
Pat, who currently hosts weekend breakfast on Smooth Radio, joined the reality television show on Monday evening, along with 80s singer Sinitta.
The Fun House host joined Smooth Radio in January, taking over from former King of the Jungle Tony Blackburn who won I’m A Celebrity in 2002.
Before he flew to Australia at the weekend, Pat told RadioToday.co.uk: “What an opportunity to visit somewhere so far from home and get my teeth into everything the jungle has to offer! Well, maybe not everything! Please don’t vote for me to do too many awful trials though!”
Pat has worked in broadcasting for ever 30 years, including many years at Capital, Heart, BBC Radio 1 and Radio Mercury, winning a Sony Radio Academy Award in 2002 for Best Radio DJ. He also hosts a weekly syndicated show “The Weekend Vibe” on various commercial radio stations. He’s most popular for his television work, hosting Fun House in the 80s.
Smooth Radio’s Brand Programme Director Steve Collins said: “Pat is an all-round great guy. He’s always cheerful and has a positive attitude so will undoubtedly be a great asset to the jungle community. It’s a fantastic opportunity for him personally and who knows maybe Smooth will be seeing the second of its presenters crowned King of the Jungle in three weeks-time!”
ITV said the duo’s entry into the jungle has a twist. “They have decisions to make as they take their journey into camp and each decision will have a direct impact on the other campmates – unbeknown to them or the new arrivals,” said a spokesman.
Pat’s weekend breakfast show was presented by David Prever last week.