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I’m A Celebrity: Arlene Phillips becomes the first star to be eliminated from the castle

Did the correct campmate leave?

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Arlene Phillips became the first I’m A Celebrity star to eliminated from the castle tonight (December 5).

The former Strictly Come Dancing judge waved goodbye to the ITV programme on Sunday night after two weeks in Gwrych Castle in Wales.

Towards the end of the show, hosts Ant and Dec delivered the news to the campmates.

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I’m A Celebrity star Arlene Phillips was evicted tonight (Credit: ITV)

I’m A Celebrity star Arlene Phillips evicted

Arlene’s fellow stars appeared emotional as Ant and Dec told them in camp.

Arlene and Snoochie Shy were in the bottom two, with the radio host surviving another day in the Welsh castle.

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Speaking to the Geordie duo after her elimination, the former Strictly star explained that the show was a lot harder than expected.

She said: “It is hard when there was arguments and sometimes the argument were so unnecessary.

“I know I’m leaving happily and what I’m excited about is one of them is going to win.”

Arlene went on to back Naughty Boy to win.

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Snoochie Shy was also in the bottom two (Credit: ITV)

How did viewers respond?

Viewers quickly took to social media to comment on Arlene’s departure.

On Twitter, one said: “No great shock with Arlene going, barely featured… #ImACeleb.”

Another added: “Let’s watch Arlene’s best but. Didn’t know she had any #ImACeleb.”

No great shock with Arlene going

A third wrote: “Not the biggest shock Arlene is 1st to go but shame it wasn’t Naughty. Clearly people enjoy him [bleeping] up trials and being a petulent toddler too much. Give me [bleeping] strength…. #ImACeleb.”

In addition, a fourth shared: “Me trying to find Arlene’s best bits when she hasn’t done very much #ImACeleb.”

A fifth wrote: “Think Arlene’s biggest highlight was when she learned how to wear a hat properly! #ImACeleb.”

Meanwhile, Naughty Boy and Matty took on tonight’s trial.

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The pair teamed up in Gross Vegas – Naughty Boy’s seventh trial of the series.

I’m A Celebrity continues tomorrow, Monday December 6, on ITV at 9pm.

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