The former ‘Deal Or No Deal?’ presenter also claimed to have inadvertently cost his local council money, after they took action when he was caught driving a taxi without the appropriate paperwork.
On Thursday’s show, Noel told his campmates his wife had previously bought him a black cab in a bid to cut down his commute, but he was forced to get even more inventive after his ploy was found out.
He explained: “Bristol’s traffic is chaotic and so Liz bought me a black cab and I got to work in 20 minutes rather than an hour and 20 minutes. I can claim to be the person that cost Bristol Council a huge amount of money because when I hit the news that I was going down the bus lane in my black cab, which is legal, they put cameras on all the lanes.
He continued: “I used to have a mannequin in the back called Candice. Because when it was wet and I pulled up at the lights people tried to get in.
“I reckoned I saved five months of my life when I added up the hours in the morning and evening. But when I got the ticket I didn’t take my cab in the bus lane any more. I did what any sane person would do. I bought a bus - I have a Routemaster bus.
“I can drive it on a car licence as long as there are no more than nine people on board,” said Noel.
The vision of Noel driving around the streets of Bristol in a double decker was too bizarre for many to take on board (pun intended):
Last night’s episode also saw Nick Knowles, Harry Redknapp and John Barrowman battle it out as the Immunity Games began.
The trio competed in a special Bushtucker Trial to form teams who will go on to win immunity from the first vote-off, which takes place tonight.
‘I’m A Celebrity’ continues tonight at 9pm on ITV.