'I'm a Celeb': Viewers left confused by 'vegan' campmates

Three of this year’s campmates claim to be vegan. (REX)
Three of this year’s campmates claim to be vegan. (REX)

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.

While others noted that both East and Khan dug into the emu steak and wallaby wings (they have wings?!).

And McVey then confessed his love for the clotted cream scones, which we doubt were of the dairy-free kind.

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.

I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! continues nightly on ITV.

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