I'm A Celebrity's Larry Lamb opens up to campers about long-lost daughter

Updated: 


Former EastEnders actor Larry Lamb has spoken about his real-life heartache over not knowing whether he has any grandchildren.

The 69-year-old is a father of four, but he has only seen his eldest daughter Vanessa, born in 1969, once, when she was seven months old.

Larry, who is a contestant in this year's ITV series I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!, spoke to camp mate Adam Thomas in Thursday's episode about his long-lost daughter.

I'm A Celebrity Larry Lamb
Larry has been talking about his family (Rex)

Emmerdale star Adam began asking him about his TV presenter son George Lamb, 36, and then pressed him on whether he had any grandchildren.

Larry said: "I might have, I don't know - I've got a daughter you know, a long-lost daughter, so I might be."

When Adam asked if he wanted to find out, he said: "Yeah I always did, I always have, but the point is that me and her mum broke up before she was born and then she was adopted by her mum's new husband, so I never had anything to do with her and you can't just go bouncing back into someone's life, you know."

I'm A Celebrity
Adam and Larry shared a heart to heart (Rex)

On whether she still lives in the UK, Larry said: "I've no idea at all where they are, but I think about it a lot."

The actor had daughter Vanessa with his first wife Anita Wisbey, then son George with second wife Linda Martin, and also has two more daughters, Eloise and Eva-Mathilde, with current partner Clare Burt.

In 2011 he told MailOnline: "Vanessa's mother Anita remarried when Vanessa was three, so I wasn't included in the raising of the child because she had a stepdad - I don't even know whether she knows I'm her biological father.

George and Larry Lamb
Larry with his son George (Ian West/PA)

"I don't know if Vanessa and I will meet up some day - it feels so difficult because it's not for me to go delving into her life.

"But the thought that she might have already made me a grandfather has often crossed my mind."

He added: "Her birthday is so close to mine that every year I think, 'She's another year older'. It's just one of those sadnesses you have to deal with."

I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! continues on Friday on ITV at 9pm.