I'm A Celeb star Kate Garraway reveals she was STOPPED by customs after arriving in Australia with too much fake-tan in her luggage
She's poised for a stay in the Australian jungle after confirming her appearance on the current series of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!
But Kate Garraway's outback experience got off to a shaky start before it had officially began following her arrival at Brisbane Airport on Monday.
The Good Morning Britain presenter, 52, was delayed by customs officials after they discovered an excessive amount of fake tan in her suitcase.
Here she comes: But new I'm A Celeb contestant Kate Garraway was stopped by customs at Brisbane Airport for carrying too much fake tan in her suitcases
Reflecting on the hold up after making it to the show's Queensland base, she admitted to purchasing an abundance of the product during her stop-over in the United Arab Emirates.
'I bought some fake tan in Abu Dhabi,' she told The Sun. 'As I thought best to get that tan all over every part of my body, and they wouldn't let me through customs.
'I had to have it put in its own special box. I was held up by my fake tan.'
Splashing out: Reflecting on the hold up after making it to the show's Queensland base, she admitted to purchasing an abundance of the product during her stop-over in the United Arab Emirates
She added: 'I've got a lot of swimming costumes. It's quite hard as there's bits of my body that I'm trying to cover up. I was looking for one that starts up here and goes down to my ankles.'
The presenter admitted she asked co-hosts Susanna Reid and Ranvir Singh for their opinions before settling on her jungle swimsuits.
'We did have a big try on session,' she said. 'But I haven't brought all of them.'
Trouble ahead: Kate was seen trundling through the airport with her belongings, among them a large box, before being stopped at customs
Head into the wild wearing Kate's Primrose Park dress
Kate Garraway is just one of the handful of celebrities about to enter the renowned I’m a Celebrity jungle and give up luxuries like her coveted wardrobe.
So it’s no wonder she took one more golden opportunity to show off one of her trendy dresses as she touched down in Australia.
The Good Morning Britain presenter wore a tiger print midi dress by Primrose Park with studded suede boots to complete the look.
The ‘Coco’ dress is right on cue with fashion’s obsession with animal prints (yes, that’s still a thing) and features an ombre inspired orange colourway with tiger stripes in contrasting black. The figure flattering wrap dress has a laid-back kimono vibe, but style yours with heels and you’ll easily have a glam evening look.
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The incident comes after Kate revealed she's already managed to shed two stone by ditching sugar and caffeine ahead of her stint Down Under.
The Good Morning Britain host embarked on a lifestyle overhaul after giving birth to her youngest child William, 10, and has since swapped sweet treats for healthy avocados.
Presenter Kate - who wakes up at 3am for her ITV job - admitted she'd fuel her energy by eating 'loads of chocolate'.
Impressive: Kate revealed she shed two stone by ditching sugar and caffeine ahead of her stint Down Under (L this month, R in December 2009)
Cast: (L-R) Roman Kemp, Andrew Maxwell, Nadine Coyle, Ian Wright, Caitlyn Jenner, Jacqueline Jossa, Myles Stephenson, Adele Roberts, Kate and James Haskell complete this year's line-up
The media personality said in an interview with Fit and Well last year: 'I tried different popular diets and realised, because of the crazy shifts I do, I regulated my energy with sugar bursts.
'I didn’t think I ate a lot of sugar but by 8am I’ve always had loads of chocolate. Now I eat avocados obsessively because I found one of the diets was high in good fat, medium protein and zero sugar – which is a bit extreme for me.'
I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! launches on ITV1 at 9:00pm, November 17.