Published: Saturday 22nd of November 2008
Television personality Esther Rantzen tried to gain an insight into what she might have to endure on the latest series of I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! at London Zoo, it has been revealed.
The 68-year-old presenter asked keepers if she could pay a visit and a let a cockroach crawl on her face, reports the Mail on Sunday.
But the keepers refused her request, for fear that the experience could be far too traumatic for the creepy crawly.
"I asked the zookeeper to put a cockroach on my face so I could see what it felt like, but he said it would frighten the cockroach," he told the newspaper.
A keeper at the zoo commented on her Ms Rantzen's unusual request, saying: "We didn’t feel comfortable with it. That show is continually misusing invertebrates."
London Zoo is located in located in Regent's Park in North London and is one of the world's oldest and most famous zoological attractions.
LondonPass holders can gain free entry to London Zoo, saving £15.40 for adults and £11.90 of children. Just don't ask to see the cockroaches.
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
Experience the beauty of London from the Thames
Monday 9th of September 2013
There is nothing quite like cruising along the river on a bright autumn morning, taking in the sunshine...
Don't miss the last night of the Proms!
Wednesday 4th of September 2013
The classical music season is well and truly underway with the last few nights of the Proms, featuring...
London markets attract buyers from across the globe
Monday 26th of August 2013
One of the best reasons to take a trip to London is you get the opportunities to acquaint yourself...
Get your dancing shoes on at Notting Hill Carnival
Monday 19th of August 2013
Once a year, the streets of London come to life with exotic dancing, celebration and the sweet-smelling...
Explore the cryptic mysteries of the Tower of London
Monday 12th of August 2013
Very few buildings in London have quite managed to capture the imaginations...
Enjoy the fun and festivities at London's greatest fringe festival
Monday 5th of August 2013
Camden Fringe is a lively medley of theatre, song and spoken word which is set to entertain visitors...
London Attractions: Celebrate royalty this month at Kensington Palace
Monday 29th of July 2013
If you are looking for things to do in London then why not join thousands of Brits, who are celebrating...
London attractions: How to entertain kids this summer - Kids Week London
Wednesday 24th of July 2013
If you are busy trying to entertain the kids this summer and are on the lookout for things to do in...
London attractions: Outdoor theatre events in London
Monday 22nd of July 2013
One of the best things about summer is that theatres across the country - such as Shakespeare's...
Things to do in London: Buckingham Palace Summer Opening
Thursday 18th of July 2013
It's not every day you get to visit the dwelling places of kings and queens, particularly when...
London attractions: How to enjoy the best of fine dining in the city
Wednesday 17th of July 2013
If you are visiting London this summer and are on the lookout for great places to eat after a day...