The TV quizzer, nicknamed The Beast, joked that when the hunger pangs kicked in while in the jungle he would resort to eating his rival campmates.
‘I make no bones about it… my father was a butcher, so I know basic butchery,’ he warned.
‘If somebody crosses me and it affects the food, I will have them up on a spit and roast them within five minutes.’
The 57-year-old predicted he would be the ‘campmate from hell’ because he is ruled by his stomach.
‘I get hangry, which is being angry because I’m hungry. And that is not good. I am a man who likes his food,’ he told the Daily Star.
The pair initially met at the National Television Awards in October last year, and their first conversation revolved around an exclusive Toby Carvery gold card – which appears to have done the trock.
ITV, meanwhile, has yet to confirm the line-up for I’m A Celebrity 2023, but the rumour mill has gone into overdrive.
It has been claimed that the likes of This Morning’s Josie Gibson, Coronation Street’s Alan Halsall and Denise Van Outen are heading down under.
Former prime minister Liz Truss is also thought to have been approached by ITV bosses, following in the footsteps of her Tory colleague Matt Hancock who controversially signed up for the show last year.
Most recently, Katie Price and Kelly Brook’s ex, rugby player Danny Cipriani, has been reported as being among the latest batch of campmates.
Last year, Lioness Jill Scott was crowned Queen of the Jungle, followed by runner-up Owen Warner.
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! returns to ITV later this year.
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