‘I’m surprised we bonded’: I’m a Celeb’s Babatúndé Aléshé discusses his unexpected friendship with Matt Hancock and reveals he lost 1.5 stone in the jungle
The comedian, 34, who on Wednesday was the fifth celeb to leave the jungle, revealed the pair ‘bonded over fatherhood’.
Speaking live from Australia on Friday’s This Morning he went on to say the camp’s gruelling diet of rice and beans resulted in him shedding 1.5 stone.
Bonding: I’m A Celeb’s Babatunde Aleshe, 34, admitted his ‘surprise’ at bonding with fellow campmate Matt Hancock as he appeared on Friday’s This Morning
Detailing his friendship with Matt, he admitted: ‘That surprised me.
‘The way we bonded was definitely surprising… we bonded over fatherhood and that was the thing we talked about’.
Babatunde shares young son Judah with his wife Leonie, while MP Matt shares three teenage children with his estranged wife Martha Hoyer Millar – they split following his affair with Gina Coladangelo.
The Celebrity Gogglebox star then went on to speak about his weight loss and the realities of life in camp.
Unexpected friendship: ‘That surprised me. The way we [him and Matt] bonded was definitely surprising… we bonded over fatherhood and that was the thing we talked about’
He said: ‘I absolutely loved it. Reflecting on it, it was definitely something I needed to do, and I love it, it was great… but it is so different from watching it on TV!
‘You only see a small portion of camp life, so twenty four hours in the jungle – we thought we could ask the crew for some biscuits or sandwiches or something – but when they say rice and beans, they really mean it!’.
On who he’d like to win, Baba said: ‘I said Owen initially, but I’d be so happy if Jill got it. They are my two best friends in that place.’
The interview came ahead of Friday night’s show that will see Matt and Mike Tindall team up to take on the latest gruelling Bushtucker Trial.
The duo find themselves dunked in fish guts and covered in spiders as they work together in the Fallen Stars challenge to win meals for camp.
In a preview for the episode the rugby player, 44, finds himself sat on a platform and is dropped into a filthy tank when he answers a question incorrectly.
Slim Jim: He went on to say the camp’s gruelling diet of rice and beans resulted in him shedding 1.5st (left pictured this week, right before entering camp)
And every wrong answer adds extra time that politician Matt, 44, must spent in a cage with all kinds of creepy crawlies.
In the clip Mike struggles when hosts Ant & Dec ask: ‘What is the collective noun for a group of spiders?’.
Mike rattles his brain only for Dec to quip: ‘I’m going to need an answer Mike’.
‘Yes I gathered that’ the former English legend snaps back.
Guessing incorrectly Mike finds himself dropped into the horrible liquid while Matt giggles: ‘Nicely done’.
As a result the Tory MP then clambers onto his hand and knees into the murky cage of spiders.
Challenge: Friday night will see I’m A Celeb’s Mike Tindall (pictured) and Matt Hancock team up to take on the latest gruelling Bushtucker Trial