Rory Cowan said that I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! bosses “probably though I was no use” after telling them he had diabetes.
The actor revealed that he met with bosses of the show, but nothing ever came of it after he told them that he had Type 2 diabetes.
Rory found out he had diabetes when he returned home from a trip to Israel in 2018 and told the Irish Daily Star: “I realised in Israel I had a health issue. I noticed that there was something wrong with my eyes and when I came home, I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.”
“I got onto the I’m A Celeb people and told them I have Type 2 diabetes and I haven’t heard anything back,” he claimed.
“I have to eat regularly. You have to live on 600 calories per day and with diabetes you’ve to be on 2,000 or 3,000. That couldn’t work for me.”
“I could’ve been. They never made any decision but I met them the day before I went to Israel. They probably thought I was no use to them,” the actor added.
Rory also revealed that in 2016 former Mrs. Brown’s Boys co-star, Brendan Carroll told him that Ant and Dec wanted him to appear on the show and continued: “I said not really – to go there to sit in a hammock, eat kangaroo testicles and shower in a waterfall isn’t for me. But he said Ant and Dec told him they’d love me on it, so I don’t know.”
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