Im A Celebs Andy Whyment desperate to get home to boring life of Asda and sitting on the sofa after jungle fame


JUNGLE runner-up Andy Whyment says he’s desperate to get back to his “boring life” of sitting on the sofa and going to Asda after his jungle success.

The 38-year-old actor said he wasn’t even going to spend his big-money earnings from the show on anything exciting – insisting he’ll pay off his mortgage.

Andy Whyment says he’s merrily returning to his ‘boring life’

Corrie star Andy, who has played Kirk Sutherland in the soap since 2000, lives in Atherton, Manchester with wife Nichola and kids Tom, 10, and Hollie, eight.

He told the Daily Star: Im looking forward to getting back and just getting into my normal boring life of just getting home from work, closing the front door and sitting on the sofa and watching telly.”

The dad-of-two added: “I know my profile is probably going to be higher now. I didnt do [the show] for that reason.

“Ill still remain myself. Ill still go to Asda on a Friday and do the big shop with my wife.

The actor is heading home to see wife Nichola and kids Tom and Hollie

Hes going to be sitting on the sofa at home in Manchester with Nichola

Hes looking forward to getting back to his Fridays at Asda

He added that he was looking forward to catching up on Coronation Street to find out what’s been going on while he’s been away.

Andy explained that he has the soap ‘series-linked’ on his Sky box – despite starring in the show himself.

The actor won a legion of new fans thanks to his sweet nature and chirpy comments in the I’m A Celeb jungle.

He said it was “humbling” to have the support of the British public who, for 19 years, have mainly known him as Corrie’s hapless Kirk.

Andy as Coronation Street’s Kirk Sutherland

His cheerful nature in the jungle propelled him into second place

He explained: “To know people had got behind Andy Whyment, I was humbled massively by that.

“I was myself and to think people liked me for me. I have never cried so much.”

He came runner-up to Jacqueline Jossa, who was crowned Queen of the Jungle on Sunday night, with Capital Radio DJ Roman Kemp taking the third-place spot.