The 36-year-old is 1 of the 10 ‘celebrity’ contestants who flew to an Australian jungle this week to take part in the outdoor survival-style challenge.
The programme is infamous for putting its fame-hungry contestants through a series of gruesome or frightening trials, such as sky-diving, wading through various soups of creepy-crawlies, eating strange body parts or swimming in shark infested waters.
This year’s line-up includes comedian Freddie Starr, US actress Stefanie Powers, McFly bassist Dougie Poynter and The Only Way is Essex’s Mark Wright.
Cotton, who plays Sean Tully in Coronation Street, has said: “I have a morbid fear of flying, I don’t like heights and I am claustrophobic. I have had hypnotherapy and I have also been to therapy to face my fears.”
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