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Dancing On Ice's Perri Kiely shares what puts him off joining I'm A Celebrity line-up

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

Perri Kiely has revealed the one reason he wouldn't be keen to join I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here.

The Diversity dancer took part in the 2020 series of Dancing On Ice, narrowly missing out on the winning spot to Joe Swash.

Speaking exclusively to Digital Spy, Perri said his experience on the ITV show hadn't put him off taking part in more reality shows later down the line.

Photo credit: Head & Shoulder
Photo credit: Head & Shoulder

"I don't think it's put me off at all, I'm a really big fan of any show where you learn a new skill, that's why I was really pleased to get involved with Dancing On Ice," he said.

Speaking of I'm A Celebrity, he added: "Jordan [Banjo] did say he'd like to see me in the jungle but I'm not sure. I'm not sure how I'd deal with bugs in my hair.

"But I'd definitely try it."

He added he'd want the show to return to the Australian jungle, rather than its current location in Wales.

"I think I'd like to go to Australia, just because I haven't been there before," he said.

Perri has joined forces with Head & Shoulders as an Anti-Bullying Ambassador in their new campaign to educate one million young people, parents and adults to help end bullying and eliminate cultural stigmas.

Photo credit: Head & Shoulder
Photo credit: Head & Shoulder

Discussing why he got involved in the campaign, Perri explained: "I can relate to it really well.

"Growing up, I've always been someone that has stood out. I've always had long hair and I've always been a kid with glasses and I think when you are someone that stands out, that can be something that people say names about or pick on you a bit.

"So when this came up with Head & Shoulders and they asked me to be involved, and be an anti-bullying ambassador, I was always up for it."

Perri also spoke about whether he thought about changing his signature look to avoid bullying.

"It's not one of those things that I considered because it seems like an easy out," he said.

"But I don't think it would help me, get some contact lenses and cut off my hair and the bullying would stop, it's not that easy.

"I had such an amazing group of people round me to embrace that and not listen to the people that said mean things. I think it would have been a really different outcome if I hadn't become the person that I am today and changed because of those comments."

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

Giving advice to anyone being bullied, the 25-year-old said: "It's always just ignore it, and I know it's easier said than done.

"But why would you not let yourself become the best person you can be and reach your full potential because of someone else?

"I can't imagine going through life and changing because someone thought different.

"Talk to people as much as you can and get as much support as you can."

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