KATIE PRICE has admitted she ‘knew she was in trouble’ as soon as she arrived to film Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins because of her phobia of water.
The TV star confessed her I’m A Celebrity jungle stint was a ‘holiday camp’ compared with the Channel 4 show.
It sees 12 celebrities face a gruelling course on Scotland’s rugged West Coast to see if they have what it takes to pass SAS selection, led by instructor Ant Middleton.
Price, 41, said: ‘I knew I was in trouble from the minute we arrived “somewhere in outer Scotland”. I hate the cold, I have a phobia of water.
‘It was equally the most terrifying and exhilarating thing I have ever done. It was like being in the jungle but the military, SAS-version.’
Also taking part are TV presenter Anthea Turner, former Strictly pro Brendan Cole, reality star Joey Essex, TV presenter Helen Skelton and former Wimbledon footballer John Fashanu.
They are joined by Hollyoaks actress Nikki Sanderson, YouTube star Jack Maynard, Paralympian Lauren Steadman, Rudimental DJ Locksmith and Radio 1Xtra DJ Yasmin Evans, as well as former boxing champ Tony Bellew.
Price said she had been surprised by the ‘extreme conditions, the cold’, and it was a ‘real eye opener to the real-life training they do go through. Well, we had the holiday-camp version compared to what they really do go through in training — we didn’t get waterboarded!’
Asked how the SAS experience compared to the Aussie jungle in 2004, Price said: ‘The jungle was a holiday camp in comparison — there was definitely no time for any romance.
‘I think Ant [Middleton] should be the next Bond — I would gladly put my life in his hands to protect me. I have never felt so safe, which is bonkers but true.’
The model and businesswoman said she bonded most with former Blue Peter presenter Turner.
Price said: ‘I admire her control, her ability to let go and be OK with showing her feelings — mainly fear and panic — on this show. She isn’t a stuck-up prude, she is a life survivor and lovely lady.’
■ Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins is at 9pm on Channel 4 tonight