BUCKS Free Press columnist and former Doctor Who Colin Baker has been officially confirmed as a contestant on this year's I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here.

Colin will be joining the likes of Eastenders actress Charlie Brooks, boxer David Haye, Coronation Street's Helen Flanagan, Brian Conley and MP Nadine Dorries.

Colin said he was looking forward to his stint in the jungle because he hopes to lose a stone-and-a-half in weight.

He said: "I am a rather large gentleman and I adore my food.

"I could give up booze with a drop of a hat but food, my gosh there is not even a fridge I can raid in the middle of the night!”

It's thanks to Colin's four daughters that he is doing I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! "They keep telling me that they can't wait to see me eat something disgusting,” he said.

And he added he hoped viewers would vote him as their King of the Jungle: “It would be lovely if viewers thought I was alright and a good camper."