It’s the fifth year I’m A Celebrity… is supporting our work to end deaths from malaria – one of the world’s biggest preventable killer diseases, that claims the life of child every minute. 15p from every phone vote you make will be donated to our work to help save lives. It costs less than £1 to provide lifesaving treatment to a child so your support really will make a difference towards a world where no child dies from malaria.
Missing any special occasion: I am a big sports fan and I am missing some events but nothing comes close to the fact I have a newborn son Phobias: Snakes, lizards, creepy crawlies, claustrophobia
"Growing up in the US, we're fortunate to have access to great healthcare and medicines. Malaria was eliminated from the States 60 years ago, so we no longer experience the devastating impact of the disease. As a dad of two, to hear that malaria is one of the biggest child-killers on the planet is insane. All I care about for my children is that they are healthy, there is nothing that equals a healthy child. To think that you can save an infant's life so easily, is a wonderful thing. We must all get behind this campaign and make malaria no more!"
Missing any special occasion: I have been so busy I haven't had a chance to check my diary but I am sure I will be Phobias: Weird things creep me out like china dolls!
"My little brother is severely disabled and I've been a big campaigner and fundraiser for disability and children's causes all my life. With my brother, one of the main things that we've always found incredibly hard to accept is that there is nothing we can do about his disability, but with malaria there is something we can all do. Malaria kills way more people every year than the population of my home town Bristol, yet it is totally preventable and treatable. It's fantastic to know that my time in the jungle will absolutely stop someone losing a life. "
Missing any special occasion: It's my birthday in the jungle! Also, the Emanuel family get together in the last weekend for a special Christmas get-together. Phobias: Everything, anything – you name it. Claustrophobia, heights, creepy crawlies.
"Many years ago I went on a safari to Kenya and was armed with the knowledge to know what to do. I slept under a mosquito net and took my malaria pills. Knowledge is key, the correct information can save your life. Last year I conquered prostate cancer and now I hope I can conquer the jungle. Together we can conquer malaria too. "
Missing any special occasion: Filming of the TOWIE Christmas special Phobias: Any creepy crawly. I wash my hands even when I have touched a dog.
"To hear that thousands of families in Africa are feeling the pain of losing loved ones each and every day because of malaria is hard for me to get my head around. I know what its like to lose someone close and I wouldn't wish that on anyone. Its crazy especially as malaria can so easily be prevented. It can cost less than £1 to provide lifesaving treatment to a child with malaria."
Missing any special occasion: Thankfully no. Phobias: None but the coffin challenge is, for me, the worst one
"I'm a hugely proud dad of our soon-to-be two year old son, so it breaks my heart to think every minute a dad somewhere in this world loses his child to malaria. When you have a child, them getting sick is your biggest fear. I find it hard to imagine the idea of living with the daily threat of a killer disease like malaria. I travelled to Africa with Westlife, we went to Namibia and South Africa and made sure we took our antimalarials. It's ridiculous to hear that so many people are dying when we have the ability to prevent it. At the end of the day it is down to awareness. To us a mosquito bite is an inconvenience, but for families in Africa it can be an absolute killer. The fact that my time in the jungle will help save lives is pretty awe-inspiring."
Missing any special occasion: No. Phobias: I am not a great lover of spiders and cockroaches
"I know what it's like to suffer from a serious disease as I came through breast cancer back in 2000. I knew someone too who had recurring malaria, it was awful, he used to get the sweats and the shakes. Now I want to help anyone facing a killer disease so I was really pleased to hear that votes will help families in Africa fight malaria. A little goes a long way, it costs less than a cup of tea to save a life from malaria."
Missing any special occasion: Thankfully no. I will be home in time for Christmas. Phobias: None but I cannot sit still for five minutes. I don't do well with boredom.
"I will miss my family so much in the jungle but at least I know I will be able to return to them at the end of the run. To hear that so many children die from malaria in Africa is awful. These families they will never be reunited, the statistics are absolutely ridiculous. But it is fantastic that in the last 10 years deaths from this killer disease have gone down by a third in Africa. If that can be done then the end really is in sight. Prevention is so simple. It is massively about education and giving people the tools to stop malaria. Here in the UK people don't comprehend it because they don't have to deal with it. If my time in the jungle can go someway in helping to raise awareness and save children's lives then those jungle bugs will be worth it!"
Missing any special occasion: Yes my daily weekday talk show on Channel 5 Phobias: Absolutely terrified of spiders
"I worked closely with a friend who had malaria, a former editor of The Wright Stuff. He often visited family in Zambia but didn't think he needed to bother taking the malaria tablets. However, the last time he came back he got ill, then he got really ill and spent a few weeks in hospital. He was lucky enough to recover but it brought home to me the truly horrible impact of malaria. Mosquitoes don't distinguish between people, it you are exposed you can suffer. It makes you wonder why anyone is dying from malaria given it is so easily prevented and treated. Protection from malaria is affordable to our planet so there is no need for people to die. If my time in the jungle can help raise awareness and save lives it'll be worth all the scary spiders I meet!"
Missing any special occasion: Thankfully no.
"I went out to Zambia after the Olympics to do a charity bike ride. Zambia is a such a beautiful country but the whole population is at risk of malaria. I took my anti-malarials because I knew how dangerous it can be if you don't. Whenever we could, we slept under a mosquito net but not everyone has the option. I saw firsthand the devastating effects of malaria. I saw people getting really ill, it's shocking. Millions of people suffer every single day so I am delighted to be able to help save lives by being in the jungle."
Missing any special occasion: Yes, the UK Snooker Championships Phobias: I may appear stupid but do you really think I'd let you know what I am scared of?!
"I'm used to taking on big challenges and playing to win. That's what I like about the malaria campaign, this is one killer disease that we really can beat. If I can make a total clearance on the snooker table, I'd say the next step would be to make a total clearance of malaria. I hope my jungle time will help to make that happen."
Missing any special occasion: Not occasions but I'm going to miss my bed, cups of tea and the ability to go where I want when I want. Phobias: I don't even like camping
"What really struck me is that £1 can do something amazing and help save the life of a child. The malaria campaign offers remarkable opportunity for change. We can really transform the lives of vulnerable children across Africa, stopping them from being put at risk from malaria. As a mum, I think this is brilliant!"
Missing any special occasion: Turned down Strictly Christmas special to take part plus a lot of dancing events Phobias: I am even scared of a ladybird.
"I was overjoyed that two months ago my wife had our second baby boy, so now we have two little sausages! Becoming a parent is life changing, making you willing to do everything and anything to protect your children. It upsets me very much that still in 2013, malaria pulls families apart in Africa and pregnant Mums run a high risk of catching malaria. I can't bear to think about it. I have been lucky in my life and want to use my skills to bring some luck to others and support this very important cause"
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