Declan Donnelly BLASTS I'm A Celebrity 'fix' claims
There's been a rumble in the jungle as Dec hits back
The new Queen or King of the Jungle will be crowned on Sunday night in the 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!' grand finale.
Over the last few weeks, celebrities have faced gruesome bushtucker trials, slept with Aussie creepy-crawlies all around them, and attempted to win a golden star so they could eat at night.
There's a certain schadenfreude about it, with celebrities suffering as a form of entertainment each year. The reality TV show has been on air since 2002, and it returned to our screens in November with a whole new cast of celebs in the Jungle.
From football managers to singers, television presenters to quiz masters, they are all reduced to the status of a campmate, competing for the I'm A Celeb crown.
So who has left the camp so far?
Noel Edmonds was a late arrival in the camp, spending nine days in the Jungle. The former Deal or No Deal presenter rattled a few cages in his short stay, clashing with DIY SOS presenter, Nick Knowles. One of the first arguments that erupted was over how the camp’s water should be boiled. There has reportedly been many heated arguments between the two that have not been aired.
The latecomer was reportedly paid a record breaking £600,000 for his predicted three-week stint in the Australian jungle. However, after just nine days in camp, he was voted out by the public, meaning that he was rewarded with just over £66,000 per day.
Baby of the camp, 20-year-old Malique Thompson-Dwyer, was next to be evicted from the camp on Sunday night’s show. The Hollyoaks actor grew close with X Factor finalist Fleur East, admitting that she was "definitely like my sister".
Upon leaving the Jungle, he said: “I’m just glad to be out because I’m absolutely starving. I was struggling with the food situation. Half the time I was so hungry I couldn’t talk. I’ve lost so much weight.”
Doctor Who and Torchwood actor John Barrowman briefly left the camp after a fall, causing him to sprain his ankle. He was excluded from the second public vote off following his injury. He returned to the camp on Monday, explaining what happened: "I went to the hospital, it's a bad sprain, the whole side of my left ankle is swollen.
"There are things I can't do, I can't go down stairs but they've told me to walk on it as much as I can because the more I can walk on it the better it will get."
John added: "I was hoping that my (wallaby) shank is safe from last night, although I did say I bet the bastards have eaten it!"
When Coronation Street actress Sair Khan was evicted on Monday’s show, Twitter users went into yet another frenzy. Viewers argued that she had her hair done and was wearing make-up so she must have known that she was next to leave.
I'm A Celeb co-host Declan Donnelly took to Twitter calling out viewers, saying: “Done her hair? You’re clutching at straws now!”
Former EastEnders actress, Rita Simons was the fourth celebrity to leave the Jungle but didn’t seem very upset when it was revealed she had been evicted.
The 41-year-old, who played Roxy Mitchell on the soap, had been briefly taken out of the camp to receive medical treatment in a previous episode after two days of suffering with low blood sugar levels.
She reflected on her time in the Jungle: “Most of the time I was [enjoying it]. It is so much harder than you think. I have watched this show for years, I know so many people who have done it.
"I am fit, I’m healthy, I’m strong, I train, I’m eat well in the real world. I didn’t expect it to be as physically gruelling and mentally gruelling as it was…sitting around a lot killed me.
"The highs were super, super high. It was worth every second of the lows. The highs are worth it.”
The 2018 contestant’s salaries ranged from a reported £15,000 to Noel Edmond’s huge £600,000. ITV rules are that campmates must last at least 72 hours in the Jungle and only then will they be given their full wage.
Another expensive campmate this year was Harry Redknapp. The former England manager was this year’s second highest paid celebrity with a reported £500,000.
The popular high earners to take part on the show have ranged from for his time in the Australian jungle.
Glamour model and reality television star Katie Price was thought to be the show’s highest earner before this year. She is still the highest earning female to take part in the reality show after receiving a reported £400,000. Former Countdown presenter Carol Vorderman reportedly earned £200,000 for her time in the Jungle.
The I’m A Celeb final will air on Sunday, December 9 at 9pm on ITV1.
I'M A Celebrity viewers believe they have spotted another show fix after Rita Simons predicted she would soon see her family after reading her letter from home.
The remaining campmates were given notes from their loved ones during Tuesday night's episode and Rita, who was given the boot by the public that evening, seemed excited about seeing her family before she knew she was going to be voted off.
The former EastEnders actress said: "It's so tangible that I'm about to see my family.Read Full Article