Fashions in male grooming have changed over the years – from the furry he-men of the Seventies to a sleeker look today, but I’m A Celebrity’s John Barrowman has got a better reason for adopting a smooth-skinned look than the fickle vagaries of fashion.
He’s worried about jungle insects getting tangled up in his body hair.
John Barrowman tells The Mirror that he has done everything he can to avoid being bitten in the jungle – and we mean everything.
He said: “I shaved all my man bits, my legs, my arm pits, my chest hair and my butt crack and so there is no chance of the critters getting caught in my man-hair.”
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Former Doctor Who and Torchwood actor John was the big surprise name for I’m A Celebrity when the 10 contestants were officially announced, but he’s clearly been preparing himself well in advance
He’s bought some ‘fabulous’ trunks to wear in the shower and says he’s quite happy to ‘do a Myleene Klass’
The Arrow star wasted no time before stripping off and cavorting in the pool with Emily Atack
“I haven’t got any qualms about stripping off at all. I’m now 51 and my body has changed a little bit and I’m still proud of who I am and what I look like.
"I’m looking forward to losing my love handles but I think I still look good for my age.”
The Broadway star was also first to jump in the jungle shower, shouting to his campmates: "It’s really cold on my willy!"
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John, has turned down both Celebrity Big Brother and I’m A Celebrity in the past, but now that he’s in the show, he’s not shy about admitting he would like to win.
He said: “I would be lying to you if I said that I didn’t want to win. However I don’t just want to be King of the jungle, I want to be King and Queen of the jungle and cross the gender lines.
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