This year’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! is off to a great start. We have a new host, Holly Willoughby who is stepping in on Ant McPartlin’s showbiz hiatus, and the highest ratings the show has seen in years.
And we’ve also have the most vegan campmates the series has ever had. Corrie actress Sair Khan, X Factor singer Fleur East and The Vamps band member James McVey all claim to be vegan. This lifestyle choice will exempt them from certain I’m a Celebrity challenges – such as the inevitable eating odd animal parts and insects challenges.
But are they really vegan? Several eagle-eyed viewers claim to have spotted the starving campmates eagerly cooking and eating meat on Monday night’s episode.
Several spotted East cooking the emu steak, which of course is very non-vegan behaviour.
How can Fleur prepare the meat like this if she’s vegan?🤔 #ImACeleb
— Ashley Davies♡ (@Ashleyjd_xx) November 19, 2018
One of the vegan girls is literally sat frying emu in the pan? Hahahahaha ok then. #ImACeleb
— jaymie (@simmoslxter) November 18, 2018
While others noted that both East and Khan dug into the emu steak and wallaby wings (they have wings?!).
— gracie (@spiderdamnn) November 18, 2018
I'm so confused!
I thought Sair, Fleur and James were all vegan/vegetarian… but I swear Sair ate the Emu and Fleur ate the wings??? #ImACeleb
— Jazzybum (@Jazzybumblee) November 19, 2018
— beth x (@beth_shirlaw) November 19, 2018
And McVey then confessed his love for the clotted cream scones, which we doubt were of the dairy-free kind.
How can they have clotted cream scones if they are vegan? #ImACeleb
— Leah🎃 (@gingerr__ninja) November 19, 2018
why did both the vegans want the clotted cream???? #ImACeleb
— jess 🌈 (@jessica_brimble) November 19, 2018
Other viewers are equally outraged that the so-called vegan campmates will be exempt from bushtucker trials that include animals. And as any I’m a Celebrity fan will know, almost all of the trials include an animal, insect, fish or reptile – or oftentimes all four together.
Some have blasted the vegan celebrities as hypocritical, while others say it seems unfair to the non-vegans that will inevitably have to partake in the terrifying creature themed trials.
Am I the only one who thinks this is stupid??? The whole programme uses animals for entertainment so if you had genuine strong beliefs about animal rights then you just wouldn’t take part would you?? I’m no vegan but this doesn’t add up x #imaceleb pic.twitter.com/DoFUmQPuBb
— lottie (@l0ttiehall) November 18, 2018
Disappointed if @imacelebrity is letting celebs not do trials because they're #vegan… Just unfair on others who will have to carry them… Assuming public will be sensible and vote them off first! They signed up for the show and are getting paid! #ImACeleb #
— Luke Smith (@lukesmithdj) November 18, 2018
This is the daftest thing I’ve seen, surely this is unfair? And why would they hire vegans who they must know wouldn’t take part in the trials?! The mind boggles 🤯 #ImACeleb pic.twitter.com/CGnLKvlmgU
— gee (@g3orgiaclark) November 19, 2018
I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! continues nightly on ITV.