Rory Cowan reveals he was snubbed by I’m A Celebrity bosses after revealing illness

Rory has type 2 diabetes

Rory Cowan


Rory Cowan has revealed he was in talks with producers of hit tv show I’m A Celebrity…. Get Me Out Of Here.

The Irish actor, who is best known for his former role on Mrs Brown’s Boys, has now said that bosses seemed interested in casting him for the jungle in 2018 until he told them that he had been diagnosed with type two diabetes.

“I realised in Israel I had a health issue. I noticed that there was something wrong with my eyes and when I came home, I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.” Rory told The Irish Daily Star.

“I got onto the I’m A Celeb people and told them I have Type 2 diabetes and I haven’t heard anything back,” he claimed.

 “I have to eat regularly. You have to live on 600 calories per day and with diabetes you’ve to be on 2,000 or 3,000. That couldn’t work for me.”
“They never made any decision but I met them the day before I went to Israel. They probably thought I was no use to them.”
The star of last year’s Olympia Panto said the hosts Ant and Dec would love to see him on the reality show.

“Brendan O’Carroll said to me just a few months before I left, at the end of 2016, he had just done Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway as Mrs Brown.

“I was sitting in with him having a cup of tea and he asked if I’d do the jungle. I said not really because if I’m going to Australia, I’m with Mrs Brown’s Boys and we stay in a five-star hotel.

“To go over there to sit in a hammock, eat kangaroo testicles and shower under a waterfall wouldn’t be for me. But he said Ant and Dec told him they’d love me on it, so I don’t know.”

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