John Barrowman is not surprised Noel Edmonds was the first contestant to be voted off I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
The 69-year-old TV legend – who was the last celebrity to enter the Australian jungle – lost out in the public vote on Friday (30.11.18) and was sent packing and co-star John Barrowman believes his late arrival is the reason why.
He told his fellow campmates: “Because he was the last one in, and they think the rest are deserving to stay longer.
“I don’t mean this in a bad sense, the original team and he was the one brought in, so they thought he should be first to go.”
While Noel said he was equally “disappointed and relieved” to be leaving the jungle, his former campmate Harry Redknapp believes his pal would have been shocked at losing the public vote.
He said: “Noel will be absolutely shocked by that. Massively shocked. I spoke to him last night.”
The veteran broadcaster – who previously served as the Emperor of the I’m a Celebrity camp – found himself in the bottom two of the public vote against actress Rita Simons, but he ultimately failed to secure the support he needed to remain in the jungle.
Despite his early exit from the programme, Noel said that the ITV show represented one of the highlights of his career.
Speaking to his fellow campmates the night before his exit, Noel said: “It wasn’t easy coming in late so thank you for making it easy as you can.
“Earlier today I was reflecting on how fortunate I am in my life and thinking about true experiences and I wasn’t expecting this to get into the top ten of all time.”
Following his exit, Noel revealed he’s backing Fleur East to ultimately win the I’m a Celebrity crown, describing the pop star as “an astonishing” woman.
Noel is reported to have been paid £600,000 by ITV for his jungle adventure.
Some fans have called his exit a “fix” insisting ITV had planned all along he would be first out.
But producers have insisted Noel was evicted fair and square by means of the public not voting for him.
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