"Flying over here, I was like 'what am I doing?' But I love adventure and I do love Australians and I am raising money for a really great charity so those are three good reasons."
Carson Kressley, American stylist and television personality, has entered the South African jungle camp to compete on reality show 'I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!' as an intruder. Arriving three weeks after twelve other celebrities made their entrance, Carson has named the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre (ONJ Cancer Centre) as his charity for the show.
Carson and campmates are all competing for up to six weeks living on basic food rations and taking part in challenges with the aim of securing $100,000 for their chosen charity.
Best known to Australian television audiences as the sassy fashion expert on the reality makeover program, Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, Carson's quick wit and light-hearted take on life has endeared him to many, and already he has bought a welcome sense of humour to the cast in the jungle.
"I've never been camping and I don't know any basic survival skills," says Carson. "I don't know how to make a fire. I don't know how to tie a knot. I don't know how to shush away wild animals."
"But I did grow up on a farm in Pennsylvania so I am not all Park Avenue and daffodils."
Voting for Carson begins on Sunday 26 February. Stay tuned for more information or 'like' the ONJ Cancer Centre Facebook page for updates.
Visit Carson's page on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here
See why Carson chose the ONJ Cancer Centre as his charity.