I'm A Celebrity hosts say there was 'obvious chemistry' between Barry Hall and Lauren Brant.


Former Hi-5 star Lauren Brant and AFL legend Barry Hall made headlines earlier last month, when they confirmed they were very much an item after appearing together on the first season of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here.

Now, as the country awaits the arrival of the Channel 10 reality show’s third season, hosts Julia Morris and Dr. Chris Brown admit they could see the chemistry all along.

Lauren and Barry met on the reality show. Image via Channel 10.

"It was nothing untoward, but we could definitely see the [connection] between them for sure!" Julia Morris tells Mamamia.

"There was one day in particular, when Lauren was shaving Barry's head...they were down in a little creek...He was asking her about her partner at the time and she didn't speak much about the partner but she was talking about the idea of love and what you expect from a relationship.


"There was just this really nice chemistry between them."

♥️ is supposed to be fun xxx

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Vet Dr. Chris Brown joked that "all romances" start when two celebrities are stranded in a South African jungle together.

Of course, Chris, of course.

The presenting pair admitted they'd been hoping to spark romance between contestants on the show from the very beginning, but sometimes, the cast members themselves are the ones to mess up their plans.


"Some of the people... when they've been cast, they've been single, but by the time they get in [the jungle] they've found a partner!" Morris said.

But Brown promised that there would be a "lot more singles" heading into the jungle when the show returns early next year, so there are more chances for jungle matchmaking than ever.

Matty J for a trip to the jungle, anyone?