The ITV2 dating show is set to return on Monday night (06.06.22) and the narrator admitted there is no chance of him appearing on-screen alongside his wife Laura Whitmore, the show’s host, because he’s much happier not having to get dressed up to deliver his lines.
Speaking to RadioTimes.com, he said: “It’s not my gig, man.
“I’m happy being in the darkness and the ether. I’m just in the vibes, I don’t need to be in the front. Laura is very good at that, she does all that. It makes my life easier because I don’t have to do hair and make-up and stuff.
“I don’t have to put clothes on. I’m just naked in a cabin. Lockdown vibes. I’m basically going into another lockdown.”
One of this year’s contestants is retired football ace Michael Owen’s daughter Gemma, whose father has provided the writers with many a pun.
The funnyman added: “Me and Mark [Busk-Cowley] who write it, we have 100 million per cent been sending jokes back and forth to each other that involve the footballer Michael Owen.”
The former English striker called it “every father’s worst nightmare” when he broke his silence on the 19-year-old swimwear business owner entering the villa.
He told ITV News: “I have no doubts that she will make us all proud.
“It’s probably a father’s worst nightmare, but whatever she wants to do you’ve got to be supportive.”