25/11/2012 12:37 GMT

I'm A Celebrity's Linda Robson Using Appearance Fee To Pay For Daughter's Wedding

Linda Robson had one key reason for deciding to go into the I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! jungle - to cover the costs of her daughter's wedding.

The Birds of a Feather actress has left the jungle but can expect a £30,000 paycheck for her time spent in the camp - and she already has plans to use most of that money to make sure her daughter Lauren has the wedding of her dreams.

Robson told the Sunday Mirror: "The jungle can certainly pay for a nice wedding dress. Lauren and her fiance Steve are getting married in Cyprus and I wanted a few bob to help them."

linda robson

Robson was the third celeb voted off the show

She said that she has been going to Cyprus on holiday with her daughter for the past 25 years, so it seemed like the perfect place for her to tie the knot.

Robson added: "Now they've upgraded to a first-class wedding."

As well as picking up enough cash to be able to pay for the wedding, Robson found another unexpected benefit of heading into the jungle as she has dropped one and a half stone in weight through eating tiny portions as Helen Flanagan repeatedly failed Bushtucker Trials.

Robson told the newspaper: "It feels so good to lose the weight but it wasn't through choice. There was just rice and beans, along with the odd meal - and some of the meals weren't very appealing. Rice and beans without seasoning is the most boring food. After the first few days you'd rather not eat."