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I’m a Celebrity fans were not happy when there was a new face manning the Outback Shack on Tuesday night’s episode (November 20).
Kiosk Kev was unveiled as the show’s replacement for Kiosk Keith, who was fired from the show last year, following allegations in the press of inappropriate on-set behaviour.
But while fans may have initial outrage at the change, hopefully they’ll grow to love Kev – because he seems like a pretty great guy.
The Sun has revealed that Kiosk Kev is actually 53-year-old dad-of-two Mark Herlaar, who works as a lime farmer.
And he has experience of being stuck in a jungle, having competed on Australian Survivor in 2017, where he was one of 24 contestants stranded in the Samoan jungle.
Mark only lasted 11 days on the show before being voted out by his campmates, but he was a big hit with viewers thanks to his selfless nature.
But things got worse for him after leaving the jungle when he realised he’d contracted dysentery from the water well the contestants had dug in camp.
“It manifested two days after I got home and I was just crook as a dog, like I had dysentery and was nauseated and sick,” Mark explained.
“And if that had of played out [in camp] I would have been very disappointed to be going out, basically, in a body bag with the zipper open.”
According to the newspaper, he was recruited by ITV after advertising himself as an actor on casting websites.
And judging by his Instagram, Mark, who calls himself ‘Aussie Tarzan’, looks to be a big fan of the outdoors and he’s very proud of his glorious bushy beard.
So come on I’m a Celeb fans, give Kiosk Kev a chance!
I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here continues on Friday (November 23) at 9pm on ITV, and is followed immediately by Extra Camp on ITV2.
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