Former Love Island star Chris Hughes says he enjoys watching shows like I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here and would relish the chance to push himself out of his comfort zone on the show
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Former Love Island star Chris Hughes says he’d be “proud of himself” if he went on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here, but admits there’s “nothing in the pipeline” for a stint on the show at the moment.
The affable sports presenter, 28, was a huge hit on 2017’s series of dating show Love Island and has left the door widely open to appear on the jungle-based show should the opportunity arise.
While he confessed he has been approached to appear on other reality shows in the past, he says it is the likes of I’m A Celeb and SAS: Who Dares Wins that interest him the most.
Talking to The Mirror he said: “There have been a few I’ve been approached for. The ones I enjoy watching are like SAS: Who Dares Wins and the Jungle [I’m A Celeb] and stuff like that.
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“For me, I like being out of my comfort zone. I’m never content with what I’ve done and I think the jungle is like – for me to be in an environment with snakes and spiders – I’d be proud of myself. Maybe [I’d do] that in the future.”
Unfortunately, fans of the star will have to play the waiting game if they are to see him attempt a Bushtucker Trial.
“There’s nothing in the pipeline at the minute in terms of a show I’ve got coming up. I’d love to say there was, but no, nothing.”
Speaking about his time in the Love Island villa, Chris admitted that he feels producers got “the perfect mix” of contestants on his series.
He also said that he believed the show worked so well for them four years ago as “we didn’t know what we were in for” when leaving the show.
“The personalities were so real and we didn’t expect anything from it,” he said. “What people were watching was relatable, like the friendships that you could form in there were great.”
He admitted that the show has provided him with so many opportunities to explore a different world and industry and advised future contestants they should stay true to themselves after the show.
He added: “It would be so easy for a lot of people to get caught up in this whole world and industry. You have to do jobs that make you happy.
“Don’t start chasing stuff which isn’t you because I feel that’s when things become a bit of a slog.”
Chris was talking as he takes up his lighthearted role as Chief Scare Officer for M&M’s this Halloween.
The brand is encouraging Brits to “Scare Responsibly” this Halloween amid mounting concerns that some members of the public could be fatally frightened.
He says that while the campaign is tongue in cheek, it has an element that is very important – especially as he expects people to go all out this year after last year was a write-off due to the Covid pandemic.
Dr Ravi Assomull, a consultant cardiologist working on the campaign, said of the risks: “When humans become scared, stressed or excited the body’s natural response is to pump out adrenaline, creating a surge that increases blood pressure, heart rate potentially placing stress on the heart muscle and coronary arteries.
“In a scenario where someone is frightened, the same response kicks in regardless of whether they are under genuine threat or have been fooled into believing so.
“Occasionally it can cause harm where a combination of increased blood pressure, a fast heart rate and excess adrenaline interacting with the heart muscle results in stunning of the heart with symptoms mimicking a heart attack.”
As trick or treaters prepare for the upcoming big fright (hopefully in moderation) night, M&M’s is launching a dedicated hotline to help provide solutions and offer tips so Brits can master the art of ‘Scaring Responsibly’.
Call 0800 952 0084 on Halloween (31st October) to speak with a Scare Responsibly Officer and help swap the scares for cares this Halloween.