RUSSELL Watson says he was requested SIX instances to go on I am A Movie star as he revealed his greatest worry forward of lastly getting into the ITV present.
The opera famous person, who beat two brain tumours in 2006 and 2007, instructed The Solar he is able to “check his steel” in Wales regardless of turning down the hit collection half a dozen instances.
Russell Watson is among the last stars heading into I am A Movie starCredit score: ITV
Explaining why he jumped on the supply in 2020, Russell, 54, mentioned: “I have been requested six instances and was requested at the start of this yr.
“I fancied doing one thing totally different. I do not assume anybody has received to know my persona very effectively and I feel it is going to be good to check my steel towards the challenges.
“Particularly as I’ve spent many of the yr not doing what I usually would do!”
While he is filled with enthusiasm he confessed he’ll battle within the Bushtucker trials as a result of he is claustrophobic, hates bugs and heights and has a foul gag reflex.
Opera famous person Russell has misplaced weight in lockdown
Most of all he hates the darkish, including: “I am not a fan of ghosts or the darkish. Possibly it is a management factor, as a result of I do not know what’s there and I can not management it.
“Possibly the darkness is one thing I am fearful of.”
He’ll be nice when tasked with emptying the dunny as Russell mentioned he is in tremendous match type after shedding weight in lockdown.
He mentioned: “Health sensible this yr, as a result of we have been in lockdown, I’ve taken the chance to concentrate on health and enjoying tennis and I am again on weight coaching and sure I am in good condition.”
Russell with spouse LouiseCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
The classical singer is married to Louise Harris and he has two daughters from his earlier marriage to Helen Watson.
He mentioned he saved his I am A Movie star entrance a secret from his youngsters, however needed it to be a shock.
He mentioned: “It has been onerous retaining it a secret from my youngsters. What is going to they are saying after they discover out? ‘You b***ard! Why didn’t you inform us!’
“My spouse was very sceptical at first and I feel she remains to be just a little bit nervous. I’ll miss them heaps.”
And while he’s in camp, the singer hopes to dispel an enormous false impression that tenors are snooty.
He mentioned: “I feel folks usually view classical singers as being a bit snooty, posh and unapproachable. And I feel I’ll 100 per cent dispel that fantasy in a short time!”
I am A Movie star…Get Me Out Of Right here! continues tonight at 9pm on ITV.