With the start of the new series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! previous contestants are coming out of the woodwork to reveal show secrets.
And now, last year’s star, Rebekah Vardy has opened up about her time in the Australian jungle, claiming producers stage conversations and instruct contestants on “what to talk about.”
WAG Rebekah, who married footballer Jamie Vardy in 2016, told Heat Magazine the show’s editing was excessive, explaining: “Even down to us walking to the trials. We had to do that walk three or four times.
“Any time that you see people sat around the fire, usually someone’s been called to the Bush Telegraph and comes out with a bit of paper and says, ‘We all need to discuss this topic.'”
She also claimed they were monitored within an inch of their lives, saying: “I lost count of how many cameras there are. Above your head, the cameras are on zip-wires, so they follow you everywhere! It’s crazy, it’s like Big Brother – you’re watched and listened to 24 hours a day.”
Mum-of-four Rebekah, 36, won over fans last year appearing on the ITV reality show alongside the likes of boxer Amir Khan, comedian Iain Lee and Made In Chelsea’s Georgia ‘Toff’ Toffolo – who went on to win the show.
An I’m A Celeb spokesperson has since told The Metro: “What viewers see on screen is a fair and accurate representation of life in camp.”
Football manager Harry Redknapp had viewers in hysterics during Monday night’s episode, after telling a story about snubbing Prince Harry.
The 71-year-old revealed how he had simply said “alright mate” to the royal heir, after failing to recognise him.
Speaking in the Croc Creek camp, the former sports star said: “I’m reading the Evening Standard. Suddenly, one of the guys says, ‘Hi, Harry,’ so I look up and went, ‘Alright, mate?’ and carried on reading the paper.”
He continued: “I thought, ‘I know him from somewhere, that geezer.’ I thought, ‘Did he used to play for me?’
“I’m thinking, ‘Who is he?’ and suddenly it come to me. So I go up to the girl on reception and I said, ‘Excuse me, is that who I think it is?’ and she says, ‘Yes, it’s Prince Harry.’ I’ve ‘mated’ him and gone on reading the paper!”
He also admitted he had dinner with Princess Beatrice on a separate occasion, with no idea who she was until she told a story about her grandma – and he realised it was the Queen!
Staged or not, we’re loving this series so far. And, really, whatever it takes to keep those Harry Redknapp stories a-comin’…
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