A MEMBER of camp in this year's I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here described Weymouth as 'a lovely town' on a special visit to the resort.

Josie Gibson, who is currently in the I'm a Celebrity jungle in Australia alongside celebrity campmates Nigel Farage and Jamie Lynn Spears, was guest of honour at Weymouth's Christmas lights switch on in 2021.

The down-to-earth Bristolian TV presenter has provided much humour in the popular ITV reality show since she arrived at camp from the outback alongside Nigel and YouTuber Nella Rose.

She compared a snake to her ex and viewers saw her shocked reaction when happening upon a naked Nigel Farage taking a shower in the jungle.

Josie couldn't have been in more different surroundings two years ago when she arrived in Weymouth on November 27, 2021 to take part in a world record elf gathering attempt.

Dorset Echo: I'm a Celebrity campmate Josie Gibson pictured two years ago in WeymouthI'm a Celebrity campmate Josie Gibson pictured two years ago in Weymouth (Image: Finnbarr Webster)

The game This Morning presenter donned an elf costume and addressed the crowd as she helped the Christmas lights switch-on.

The Weymouth Business Improvement District (BID) asked residents to dress up for the festivities in the hope of getting more than 2,000 ‘elves’ together in one spot to beat the current Guinness World Record of 1,790.

Dorset Echo: Josie was happy to pose with fans Josie was happy to pose with fans (Image: Finnbarr Webster)

Josie, who shot to fame after winning Big Brother series 11,  took selfies with locals and filmed a segment for This Morning.

She said: “It was great to be a part of this attempt and do something fun after the year or so we have all had.

“There were so many people who came out looking great as elves and having a load of fun.

“It is amazing to see the lovely people come out for this attempt to get more than 2,000 elves in one place and I think we’ve smashed it.

“Weymouth is such a lovely town and the people are so great here.”

Sadly it was only a flying visit to the seaside town for Josie, who travelled back up to Bristol to see her family.

But she hoped to return to Weymouth the following  year with her family.

She said: “I have been to Weymouth a few times before with my family when I was younger. It’s a really lovely town and I will definitely be coming here again.”

The world record for the largest elf gathering wasn't broken in 2021 but another attempt will be made this year at the Weymouth Christmas lights switch-on on Saturday, November 25.