I’m a Celeb’s Denise Drysdale just became the oldest campmate EVER and you won’t believe her age


During the March 31 episode of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here 2024, national treasure and icon Denise Drysdale entered the jungle.

While she hadn’t met her campmates yet (at the time of publication) she did reveal in her welcome package that she was the “oldest” contestant to have ever appeared in the series.

So, how old is she?!

Well, Denise was born on December 5, 1948, which makes her 75 years old! Unbelievable!

Speaking to the Herald Sun before trading in luxury for rice and beans, she said: “Don’t get the coffin out. I wouldn’t be doing it if I didn’t feel 100 per cent. I’ve got quite a few fears now I am older, I did absolutely everything when I was younger, jumped out of planes and all that. It’s definitely an adventure alright.”

She also admitted that she had been asked to do the show previously but it wasn’t the right time.

“One of the reasons that I didn’t want to do it, and I’ve got a different mindset now, I didn’t want to go and do those challenges where they eat all that muck because I would feel so guilty going back into the camp with no food,” she said.

“I am trying to steel my mind to think that everything I eat is chicken and everything in the hole is full of kittens.”

Who held the “oldest” crown on I’m a Celeb before Denise?

Before the comedian’s turn in the wilderness, Kerri-Anne Kennerley (#neverforget) held the title, appearing at 69 and before her, Bonnie Lithgow at 67 years old.

Watch I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here from Sunday – Thursday at 7.30 pm on 10 and 10Play.

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