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Danny Baker Insists 'I'm A Celebrity' Isn't Daunting After Beating Cancer

There's no comparison at all.

17/11/2016 10:51

Danny Baker has insisted that his upcoming stint on ‘I’m A Celebrity’ will be a walk in the park compared to his recent health battle.

In Thursday’s (17 November) show, Danny will join Martin Roberts as two surprise late additions to camp, having landed Down Under earlier this week.

Ahead of his arrival in the jungle, Danny admitted he had no worries about the jungle, after discovering earlier this year that he had beat cancer.

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Danny Baker

He said: “There is no comparison at all. I had no life lessons [after cancer], I beat it.

The long-serving broadcaster also revealed that he intends for ‘I’m A Celebrity’ to be among his final television appearances, as he plans to retire when he turns 60 next year.

Danny admitted: “I have been doing telly now for 40 years, I am 60 next year and I’ve got no ambition to be on telly anymore.

“Next summer, I am even thinking about living in America. So when this came around, rather than disappearing quietly, I thought ‘why not do one last big television programme?’ and why wouldn’t you do this show, it’s great.”

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Danny Baker (he's the one in blue)

And if ‘I’m A Celebrity’ really is to be his swansong, has winning crossed his mind at all?

Scarlett will probably win,” he told The Mirror, “And quite right. If I win, OK. But someone like that needs to win, then they have a career.

“I’ll have a lot of fun, I’m not going to sabotage it, but you’re here, you don’t lose it.”

See Danny and Martin’s arrival in the jungle in Thursday’s (17 November) ‘I’m A Celebrity’, at 9pm on ITV.

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