I'm A Celebrity 2013 contestants: Laila Morse

Who has left luxury behind to face the bushtucker trials down-under?

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Laila Morse, 68, actress

Who? Known to millions as wheeler-dealer Mo in soap drama Eastenders, Leila also took part in last year’s Dancing On Ice.

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Why take part?: Leila has confessed that she is keen to lose a few pounds and is excited to give the trials “a bash”.

What she says: “I do think I will be the mum in the camp. I hope I am a shoulder to cry on.”

Most likely to humilate herself: Confronting any girls “with screechy voices who go ‘ee, ee’ all the time” and chatting through the night so the others can’t get any sleep.

Phobias: None as bad as Matthew Wright's fear of spiders, but she doesn't love the eight-legged bugs much ether and cockroaches give her the shivers.

Ideal campsite comrade: Leila longs for co-actor Joe Swash to return to the jungle with her, explaining that he’s “always been my boy”. Johnny Depp would be well-received too.

Looking forward to: Leaving the jungle a few pounds lighter in time for Christmas!

Odds of a jungle romance?: She has a partner, Jimmy and two children who think she is mad to want to go on the show.