Helliar, who filled the comedy seat on Ten’s The Project also spoke about the difficult decision of quitting the show after 10 years.
“I was a little bit sick of being associated with the news cycle,” he said.
“News has become pretty toxic; I’m happier to be going into a sillier, fun area.”
Helliars departure from the popular news program followed colleagues Carrie Bickmore and Lisa Wilkinson’s shock exits.
With only three episodes to go until the Queen or King of the Jungle is crowned, netball legend Liz Ellis, reality television star Aesha Scott, Olympic boxer Harry Garside, Geordie Shore star Nathan Henry and retired AFL player Adam Cooney will be fighting it out for their respective charities.