Ever since Myleene Klass so memorably stripped down to her white bikini, waterfall showers have become just as crucial to I’m A Celebrity’s success as the stomach-churning Bushtucker Trials.
With fit young stars revealing their toned physiques each year, it is no place for the body-conscious. But Kate Garraway is all set to join the parade of contestants baring their flesh this year, after going to great lengths to prepare for her jungle stay.
The Good Morning Britain host has shed two stone – and has packed an itsy bitsy teeny weeny polka dot bikini to show off her new figure.
But the 52-year-old has also taken more old-fashioned – and more modest – costumes to Australia just in case she doesn’t feel racy enough for the skimpy design.
Kate Garraway in 2009, left, and getting set for the jungle camp, right this month
Her preparations mean that the showers should hold no fears for Miss Garraway, who is married to former political lobbyist Derek Draper and mother to Darcey, 14, and Bill, nine
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Either way, the reality show will be the first time viewers get sight of Miss Garraway’s slimmed-down new look – achieved after she sacrificed her beloved Saturday-morning ritual of a full English breakfast for poached egg and avocado. Miss Garraway also ditched the super-sized chocolate bar that cameramen on the ITV breakfast show gave her to eat on a daily basis, and gave up alcohol for ‘dry January’.
Calorie intake is only half the equation, and the presenter also signed up with a personal trainer and began running, doing squats, yoga – and the trendy hobby of forest bathing, a Japanese ritual that involves immersing yourself in nature and whose devotees include the Duchess of Cambridge.
A friend told The Mail on Sunday: ‘Kate has taken two types of bikinis, some old-fashioned ones that cover her up quite well, and, at the bottom of her case, a couple of more skimpy ones.
‘She told a neighbour and some friends that they would know how confident she was feeling in the jungle if the racy ones ever saw the light of day – especially the polka-dot one. She hasn’t worn a bikini like that for many years now. It would be such a TV moment if she