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I'm A Celebrity 2013 contestants: Lucy Pargeter

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

Lucy Pargeter, 36, actress

Who? Lucy stars as Chas Dingle in the ITV soap Emmerdale and is taking part in I’m A Celebrity as a “spur of the moment” decision.

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Why take part?: She always makes big decisions in her life in a split second but has admitted to being terrified by the prospect. “It’s good to make myself do something I would not normally do.”

What she says: Set to rival Joey Essex, Lucy is packing three bikinis. “I will probably wear a modesty smock constantly. Maybe it will be alright after lack of food. When the ribs start showing, I might put them on then!”

Ideal campsite comrade: Possibly Emmerdale co-star Zoe Henry, who has leant her a bikini for the show.

Most likely to humilate herself: Complaining about boredom as she can’t sit still for five minutes.

Phobias: None, bar being bored out of her mind.

Looking forward to: “Afterwards!” she jokes, sort-of.

Odds of a jungle romance?: Not for Lucy, she’s engaged with a daughter.