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I'm A Celebrity fans call for tougher punishment as stars sneak contraband into camp

Gillian McKeith, Myleene Klass and Paul Burrell all smuggled things in

Myleene Klass and Georgia Toffolo were shocked when more contraband is discovered in camp on I'm A Celebrity... South Africa. (Shutterstock/ITV)
Myleene Klass and Georgia Toffolo looked shocked as contraband was discovered in camp. (Shutterstock/ITV)

I’m A Celebrity South Africa viewers have called for tougher consequences for campers who admitted to smuggling in contraband.

Dramatic scenes in the latest instalment of the reality show saw Gillian McKeith own up to sneaking in some tea bags and mints, which she also did during her first stint on the programme in 2010.

Former royal butler Paul Burrell then admitted that he’d brought in some coffee and Myleene Klass fessed up to smuggling in some salt in a hair scrunchie.

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Campmate Fatima Whitbread was unimpressed, telling the others: “It shouldn’t go unpunished.”

“We are all in this together,” she pointed out.

Viewers said they agreed with the Olympian and praised her for “calling out the cheats”.

One tweeted: “The celebs have NEVER been punished for contraband, so of course they are going to sneak it in! There should be an actual punishment for every individual that had something.”

Another said: “Privileged to be there in the first place and not abiding by the rules must surely mean they have broken their contracts? How about a financial forfeit?”

Fatima Whitbread wasn't happy. (Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
Fatima Whitbread wasn't happy. (Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)

“I agree totally with Fatima, I mean I'd have tried to smuggle in tea but you get caught cheating there should be consequences,” posted another viewer.

“Thems the rules!”

Somebody else tweeted: “Agree with Fatima, rules are rules. Shouldn’t go unpunished.”

One person wrote: “I agree with Fatima, rules have been broken and you should act on it. Campers you’re not on your holidays.”

The latest series of the show sees former contestants back in camp, this time in South Africa instead of Australia.

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The programme was filmed in 2022 but started airing this month.

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