Mel doesn't think people will be looking at her body… right
Jungle hottie Melanie Sykes looks amazing as she poses in her bikini ahead of her jungle stay.
But the I’m a Celeb contestant insists she won’t be looking for love in camp.
Speaking to OK Mag, the stunning model said: “I’ve got my family and sons and millions of people watching so it’s not on the cards."
"It’s nice to be romanced, but I’m just not in that zone for another man right now, I haven’t been for 12 months.” She adds: “Of course, if there are good-looking boys in there, I’ll appreciate the eye candy because it makes the day go easier.”
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The star says that being away from her two children, Roman, 12, and nine-year-old Valentino, who was diagnosed with Autism when he was two, will be the hardest thing about the experience.
“I’m missing them terribly," she says. "It’s horrendous! It’s the biggest challenge of this whole entire project for me.” She adds: “Tino absolutely does not want me to go, which is really painful to hear. I don’t want to leave him either but I’m doing it for them.
"Tino’s diagnosis is the hardest thing I’ve had to deal with, but I got through that. He’s the light of my life that boy. He’s never a burden."
When asked if she’d be re-enacting her famous shower scene, Mel says: “I’m not re-enacting anything, but if that’s where you wash I’ll have to wash! I’m 44 years old, I can’t see me being the one they’ll be looking at.”
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She adds: “I’ve been training for seven years so I’m always bikini ready. I’m not looking forward to getting thin.”
Mel also reveals her reasons for going in the jungle, saying: “This is a good year for me. I feel like I’m strong enough, both physically and mentally. I’m going to be 45 next year, so I definitely won’t want to do it after then. It’ll be a decent challenge.”
Mel adds: “I’m not scared of going in and doing the tasks. I won’t refuse to do anything otherwise I wouldn’t have signed up. It’s not my style to say: ‘I’m not doing that’ .The thing is for me to have a laugh.”
Read the full interview in OK Magazine, out now.