Charlene White says it would have been a struggle to remain impartial as a journalist, if she slept in the 'I'm A Celebrity' RV with Matt Hancock.
The 42-year-old broadcaster was the first member of the camp to be voted out during this year's show and in her exit interview on Friday (18.11.22), she explained her controversial choice not to sleep in the RV.
She told hosts Ant and Dec: "I thought it would be really difficult doing my job once I'd spent the night with a politician - not in that way.
"I had to think about the job I do when I get out of her and I didn't want anyone to think my impartiality would go because I'd slept in the RV with him. And I said I would sleep in the hammock."
Speaking about disgraced MP Matt's decision to take part in the reality TV show, she said: "I was surprised and also not surprised, I may be in the jungle but journalism is still my first job and I asked questions I thought the public would want me to. And I had to stay impartial, which was hard."
However, she insisted she made some good friends on the show, explaining: "It’s been a journey and I absolutely loved living with those guys - they were brilliant."
Earlier in the episode, Boy George admitted that he was struggling to look past Matt's behaviour during the COVID 19 pandemic, when he was the Health Secretary.
He said: "Can't stand Matt. I have tried to like him and I've failed. I find him slimy, I find him slippery."
He added to Matt: "I'll be honest with you, I think your presence has made everyone very compliant."
Matt then said: "Compliant ... it's a funny word."
The pop star subsequently tried to clarify his feelings.
He explained: "I have been hating on you, I have to be honest. I sometimes feel like you don't say what you mean and you're not particularly direct."
'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!' - watch the next live episode on Saturday (19.11.22) at 9.10pm on Virgin Media One and Virgin Media Player.