Cerys Matthews has said she ‘can’t wait’ to see fellow I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star Marc Bannerman.

Viewers who’d watched the budding romance between the two have started to doubt the true depth of their feelings after Marc failed to fly out to Australia to meet Cerys when she left the jungle.

As she arrived at London’s Heathrow Airport on Monday, the former Catatonia singer insisted that her first priority had to be her children, who were travelling with her.

She said: “I’m very excited to see Marc. I can’t wait to see him. But my first priority was my children. They’re just babies and I had to sort them out first.”

Asked about her hopes for a long-lasting relationship with the former EastEnders star, she smiled coyly and said: “It’s so special I just want to keep it a bit quiet.”

Cerys said she was ‘excited’ to be home and was pleased to have taken part in ‘a really fun programme’.

She said she and the children will return to her home in Wales and refused to divulge whether she had any plans to meet Marc.

Actor Christopher Biggins was crowned King of the Jungle after beating US supermodel Janice Dickinson to win ITV reality show.