I’M A Celebrity’s Owen Warner has proven to be a potential fan favourite already after a series of hilarious blunders during his first trial.
The Hollyoaks actor was paired up with Sue Cleaver and royal rugby player Mike Tindall as they headed off on a squeamish trial to introduce them to the show.
But immediately fans started laughing at him during a series of unfortunate comments and blunders.
For starters, when introducing himself to Scarlette Douglas, he seemed to not know who she was, prompting Boy George to tell him she was from A Place In HOAR.
Rather than recognising the show, he responded: “Oh yeah? Whereabouts?”
Later on, he was seen knocking on a locked door during the trial, and poking himself in the eye under instruction from cheeky Sue who was giving him instructions on how to get through the challenge.
Naturally fans immediately warmed to him, even if it was because they found him funny.
“Owen …. Knocking on a locked door ??!! The gift that keeps on giving,” wrote one fan.
“Boy George saying oh she’s from a place in the sun, Owen responds ” oh where abouts” I think he’s going to be fun to watch!” said another.
“Owen really isn’t the sharpest tool in the box is he?” added a third. “But ye gods he’s absolutely stunning to look at.”
This year’s I’m a Celebrity campers will be trading in their comfy lives and luxuries to brave the elements in Australia’s jungle campsite.
This is the show’s triumphant return to their Gold Coast home after Covid travel restrictions forced them to relocate to Gwyrch Castle, Wales for the past two years.
The original line-up for the series comprises of: Hollyoaks’ Owen Warner, 80s legend Boy George, comedian Babatunde Aleshe, Love Island star Olivia Attwood, Loose Women’s Charlene White, radio DJ Chris Moyles, Coronation Street’s Sue Cleaver, rugby Royal Mike Tindall, England football star Jill Scott, and TV presenter Scarlette Douglas.
They will be joined in a few days time by stand-up comic Seann Walsh, and former health secretary Matt Hancock.
Bushtucker trials will, as always, be voted for by the public for the first half of the series, before the public vote switches to who to vote out of the jungle.
Who will take over the crown from reigning champion, Emmerdale’s Danny Miller?
I’m A Celebrity airs weeknights at 9pm on ITV.