Jungle romance confirmed! Nadia Forde arranged date with Jake Quickenden after I’m A Celeb
Nadia Forde admitted she was going on a date with Jake Quickenden
After becoming the second celebrity to leave the jungle, Nadia confessed that she was “open to a romance” with the X Factor star.
The Irish beauty, who flirted with Jake throughout her time on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here, admitted to the Sun: “There’s no doubt he’s good looking. He’s a sweetheart, a great guy.”
She also revealed the pair had already arranged to meet up when he gets back to the UK.
“We’ve got a meal planned and we’re going to smash a chicken curry,” she said.
Nadia, who is an aspiring singer and actress, revealed she felt a bond with the 26-year-old.
The pair were seen flirting with each other on I'm A Celebrity
“He knew me. He could see right through me,” she said.
“I’ve always been quite quiet and have always held myself back a little bit. Jake noticed that.
“He had a chat with me around the campfire and he said, ‘You’ve got to push the boundaries a bit more Miss Forde’. I asked why and he said, ‘You’ve got to stop keeping people at arm’s length’.
“He saw through me and he said it. I listen to his advice and we’re planning on going on a lot of nights out.”
Despite their clear connection, the 25-year-old confessed her first impression of the cheeky northerner wasn’t exactly glowing.
“I remember exactly where I was when Jake came into the jungle.
Nadia and Jake are going for a curry when he returns from the jungle
“He went off and climbed a tree and he was telling me, ‘I think I’m going to do this in my calendar’.
“I thought, ‘Mother of God, what’s just come into the jungle?’. Then my opinion of him changed when he did that live trial. He smashed it.
“And people are getting to see what he’s like. In the X Factor he was this pretty boy — you didn’t really get to see his personality.
“In the jungle, you are getting to see him for what he is, the boy next door. He’s an amazing singer but he could do anything.
“He could be a TV presenter.”
The star denied romance rumours between her and Rory McIlroy
Nadia added she thought her relationship with Jake was closer than the “bromance” between Carl Fogarty and Jimmy Bullard.
“The ‘Joggy bromance’ — they can’t touch ‘Jadia’ to be honest with you. We are well cooler together.”
Jake is currently favourite to win the competition, with bookmakers Boylesports placing him at 13/8.
However, Foggy is closing in to snatch the title at 2/1.
A spokeswoman from Boylesport said: “Jake is holding out strong as the favourite to clinch the jungle crown although with Foggy’s price being slashed twice in the last two days he could just lose out to the World Superbike champ in the closing days of the show.”