Janet Street-Porter reveals I’m A Celebrity producers asked her to get royal secrets out of Paul Burrell

She revealed show secrets on Loose Women

Janet Street-Porter claims I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! producers kept asking her to get Paul Burrell to spill royal family secrets on the show.

The 71-year-old journalist appeared on the programme in 2004 alongside Princess Diana’s former butler.

Janet was asked to get Paul talking – and she says she didn’t have much trouble (Credit: ITV)

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And she has now revealed how bosses tried to get her to encourage her campmate to open up about his time in the Royal Household.

Speaking on ITV’s Loose Women, the panellist said: “He said he didn’t wanna talk about the queen or the royal family, and the producers kept taking me off to the diary hut saying, ‘Get him to talk about Diana!’ It wasn’t that difficult.”

Paul Burrell I'm A Celebrity
Paul’s stint in the jungle was infamous (Credit: ITV)

Janet appeared on the show alongside the likes of comedian and series winner Joe Pasquale, Starsky & Hutch actor Antonio Fargas and former supermodel Sophie Anderton, but besides her famous friend Vic Reeves, she hadn’t heard of any of her camp mates.

She said: “When they unveiled them in the hotel before we went in, I had no idea who any of them were.”

Janet also says she knew no one when she went in (Credit: ITV)

Janet – who claimed she took charge of the cooking in the jungle so she could “control” the portions at meal time, to stop greedy co-stars taking too much – explained the worst part of the experience was the constant bickering.

She said: “My problem was they never stopped talking, and there was all this fighting.”

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Meanwhile, her Loose Women co-star Stacey Solomon – who won the show in 2012 – admitted the stench was awful by the time she left the jungle.

Stacey Solomon Loose Women
Stacey said she stunk by the end! (Credit: ITV)

She said: “Nothing could’ve smelled worse than what I smelled [like] on my way out of the jungle.

“But when we left, they were almost saying we weren’t going be able to get out of the jungle because the floods were so bad.”

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I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! starts on Sunday at 9pm on ITV

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