- Chris Hughes, 22, from Love Island is taking part in a live ghost hunt next week
- The star has admitted he’s ‘petrified’ and is worried the fright could kill him
- Chris says he’s so jumpy he threw up in the cinema watching Paranormal Activity
Love Island star Chris Hughes is swapping cocktails in the villa for a night in a haunted house in a new show – and has admitted he’s absolutely terrified.
Chris, 22, who was a breakout star of the last season of the hit ITV2 dating show, is set to take part in a live ghost hunt in one of the most haunted spots in the UK.
He will appear in 5STAR’s Celebrity Ghost Hunt Live alongside other famous faces, including Geordie Shore’s Charlotte Crosby and her Big Brother boyfriend Stephen Bear.
Speaking exclusively to Femail, Chris revealed that he is ‘petrified’ to take part in the live experiment, which involves being locked in a cell with no one but the alleged spirits to keep him company, and has been question his decision to get involved.
Celebrities will travel to the Harwich Redoubt Fort in Essex for a seance in a bid to communicate with ghosts at the the 200-year-old site.
Chris Hughes, 22, from Love Island is taking part in a live ghost hunt on 5STAR next week
The fort is said to be home to the spirits of a headless soldier and a pregnant 13-year-old who died in the moat.
Joined by psychic Ian Lawman, the stars will be challenged to spend time alone with the ghosts while they’re locked in cells.
For Chris this is less than appealing, and he admitted he is having doubts about the experiment.
He said: ‘The thing is I’m actually scared of the dark, I threw up watching Paranormal Activity 2 in the cinema a few years back.
‘To be honest, I really don’t know why I’m doing it but I’ve signed up now. I’ll be there.
He is starring in Celebrity Ghost Hunt Live alongside Stephen Bear and Charlotte Crosby. The famous faces will be visiting a haunted fort in Essex
‘I’m not stable enough for this but we’ll see. I hate everything that I’m about to experience. It’s not me… as long as I don’t have a heart attack I’ll be fine.’
Chris shot to fame after coming third in the last series of Love Island with his now girlfriend Olivia Atwood, with their fiery relationship leaving viewers frustrated and gripped in equal measure.
His time in the Spanish villa is a far cry from a haunted Essex fort, but Chris believes he won’t be the most panicked celeb in the experiment.
Joining him at the fort will be Charlotte and Bear, as well as Real Housewife of Cheshire Ampika Pickston, and the daughter of comedian Les Dawson Charlotte Dawson.
Chris said: ‘I think the girls will be alright but I think Bear will struggle a bit. The girls seem pretty mentally strong and I don’t think it will phase them that much but wait and see.
Chris came in third place with his now girlfriend Olivia Atwood, 26, and the pair’s rows dominated the latter part of the ITV2 series
Chris says he’s ‘petrified’ to meet a ghost and says he threw up while watching Paranormal Activity in the cinema
‘I think Bear’s got a phobia of snakes so he’s scared of something. He does have a good solid front but ghosts just change your game don’t they? I just imagine him being funny with it.’
During the show the celebrities will wear ghost tracker glasses so viewers can see what they are seeing.
They will also be using a ghost audio recorder to communicate with spirits and their every move will be recorded with a night vision camera.
The star, who is originally from Gloucesteshire, says he’s always believed in ghosts because his family have had spooky experiences with the paranormal.
The reality TV star says his brothers were haunted by a ghost in their shared bedroom as children
He said: ‘I’ve never done Ouija boards or anything like that. I’m completely petrified so I would never put myself in that position if I can help it.
‘The thing is I do believe in ghosts because my brothers have all seen them. I go off what they say, so I do believe in ghosts. They saw them in their old house where they used to live.
‘My brothers when they were really young slept in the same room together because they’re twins. In their old house they saw just standard ghosts really just normal looking people. It does terrify me. I’m really kind of bricking it.’
Celebrity Ghost Hunt Live starts on September 13 at 9pm on 5STAR.
Chris reckons that Stephen Bear will be the most cowardly, while the girls will be tougher