'I'm a Celeb' alum Rebekah Vardy hints that show is fake

Laura Hannam
·Reporter
Vardy says the show is ‘fake’ (REX)
Vardy says the show is ‘fake’ (REX)

A former I’m a Celebrity…Get Me out of Here! campmate has hinted that the show is ‘fake’ by saying that scenes are edited and that campmates are even told what to talk about.

36-year-old WAG Rebekah Vardy competed on I’m a Celeb in 2017 and she gave a very telling interview to Heat magazine about her time on the show.

When asked what she thinks would surprise people most about the show, Vardy said ‘how edited it is.’

“How edited it is, even down to us walking to the trials. We had to do that walk three or four times,” she said.

She elaborated by saying that the campmates were even told what to discuss by the show’s producers.

“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”.’

The businesswoman and wife of footballer Jamie Vardy also said that while it may seem like the campmates are stranded in the jungle, they are surrounded by crew and cameras almost every second of the day.

“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.”

Rebekah with husband James Vardy in 2017. (PA Images)
Rebekah with husband James Vardy in 2017. (PA Images)

And perhaps most shocking of all her claims, she says that producers told her and her fellow campmates off for not going in the shower more. Presumedly, for not providing the show with more footage of the contestants in their swimwear.

“We all got a b**locking, because we weren’t using the shower enough. It was too cold, it was peeing it down with rain constantly, and I literally got a tick in the back of my neck the first night I got in there. And there were leeches everywhere, so no one wanted to strip down to any form of swimwear.”

This year’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me out of Here! has already got off to a great star with the highest ratings in years. But eagle-eyed viewers have already spotted several continuity errors, including Holly Willoughby’s jumper magically changing and several ‘vegan’ campmates eating meat.

Meanwhile Extra Camp host Joel Dommett suffered a nasty on set accident, and was rushed to hospital after a wooden sign hit his head.

The ITV series continues tonight on ITV, when late arrival campmate Noel Edmonds is expected to enter the jungle.


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