Kerry Armstrong to join I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here


She is a contender on the new season of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here.

And veteran actor Kerry Armstrong is hoping to shed her professional image and be ‘completely irresponsible’ while living in the South African jungle.

The 59-year-old spoke with The Sun-Herald on Sunday about her reality show appearance being the ‘third act’ in her accomplished career.

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Carefree: Veteran actor Kerry Armstrong is hoping to shed her professional image and be 'completely irresponsible' while living in the South African jungle

Carefree: Veteran actor Kerry Armstrong is hoping to shed her professional image and be 'completely irresponsible' while living in the South African jungle

Carefree: Veteran actor Kerry Armstrong is hoping to shed her professional image and be ‘completely irresponsible’ while living in the South African jungle

The star of acclaimed films like Lantana and Oyster Farmer explained she opted to do the show because her three sons have left her an ’empty-nester’ at home.

‘This feels like a third act. I can do this gracefully, or I can do it in the wildest way that I can,’ she offered.

The Melbourne-thespian shot down any hints she might become the ‘mum’ of the camp.

'This feels like a third act. I can do this gracefully, or I can do it in the wildest way that I can,' she offered

'This feels like a third act. I can do this gracefully, or I can do it in the wildest way that I can,' she offered

‘This feels like a third act. I can do this gracefully, or I can do it in the wildest way that I can,’ she offered

New moves: The star of acclaimed films like Lantana (pictured) and Oyster Farmer explained she opted to do the show because her three sons have left her an 'empty-nester' at home

New moves: The star of acclaimed films like Lantana (pictured) and Oyster Farmer explained she opted to do the show because her three sons have left her an 'empty-nester' at home

New moves: The star of acclaimed films like Lantana (pictured) and Oyster Farmer explained she opted to do the show because her three sons have left her an ’empty-nester’ at home

‘I just want to be completely irresponsible in there. Ever since my boys left, I feel I’m allowed to be more mischievous and cheeky,’ she added. 

Kerry was a surprise addition to the I’m A Celebrity cast, with her acting highlights including Shakespeare performances and roles in The Wrong Girl and Sea Change.

‘For a girl who wanted to be Katharine Hepburn, this is certainly a turn in the wrong direction,’ she joked.

Acclaimed: Kerry was a surprise addition to the I'm A Celebrity cast, with her acting highlights including Shakespeare performances and roles in The Wrong Girl and Sea Change

Acclaimed: Kerry was a surprise addition to the I'm A Celebrity cast, with her acting highlights including Shakespeare performances and roles in The Wrong Girl and Sea Change

Acclaimed: Kerry was a surprise addition to the I’m A Celebrity cast, with her acting highlights including Shakespeare performances and roles in The Wrong Girl and Sea Change

In addition to Kerry, celebrities heading into the jungle to compete include boxers Anthony Mundine and Danny Green and former AFL footballer Josh Gibson. 

Joining them will be tennis star Bernard Tomic, with rumoured new contenders like Rick-Lee Coulter, Elyse Knowles, Magda Szubanski and Fran Drescher.

Sydney-based entertainer Casey Donovan was crowned the first-ever ‘Queen Of The Jungle’ when she won the third season of the show last year.

'For a girl who wanted to be Katharine Hepburn, this is certainly a turn in the wrong direction,' she joked. Pictured: 2007's Razzle Dazzle: A Journey Into Dance

'For a girl who wanted to be Katharine Hepburn, this is certainly a turn in the wrong direction,' she joked. Pictured: 2007's Razzle Dazzle: A Journey Into Dance

‘For a girl who wanted to be Katharine Hepburn, this is certainly a turn in the wrong direction,’ she joked. Pictured: 2007’s Razzle Dazzle: A Journey Into Dance

New stars: Show hosts Dr. Chris Brown and Julia Morris will welcome Kerry Armstrong plus Anthony Mundine, Danny Green, Bernard Tomic and more this year

New stars: Show hosts Dr. Chris Brown and Julia Morris will welcome Kerry Armstrong plus Anthony Mundine, Danny Green, Bernard Tomic and more this year

New stars: Show hosts Dr. Chris Brown and Julia Morris will welcome Kerry Armstrong plus Anthony Mundine, Danny Green, Bernard Tomic and more this year





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