I'm A Celebrity: Gemma Collins begs bosses to put her into 'boring' jungle

Gemma Collins famously only lasted 72 hours in the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! jungle when she took part in the ITV reality show back in 2014, however, the star has now begged show bosses to put her into this year’s series to spice up the “bland” camp.

Gemma, who has seen her online popularity surge over the past year, reckons that she is exactly what producers need to liven up the show.

Will Gemma return to the jungle? Copyright: [Rex]
Will Gemma return to the jungle? Copyright: [Rex]

Speaking to The Sun, Gemma said: “It’s just too bland. It’s like tomato soup but without the tomatoes, it’s just hot water.

“What makes the jungle is all the screaming, all the scaredness [sic], all the romance – but these camp mates are just acting like they’re in a coffee shop.

“They’re too chilled in there. The casting is appalling. It’s a really boring show – it’s like scrambled eggs without the butter, the cream and the black pepper.”

She continued: “Get me in there! We need some spice in there – I’d bring the drama, I’d definitely vamp it up. I’d just have to have a bath, sauna and a lovely Australian hairdresser in there to help me out.”

Gemma reckons she could spice up the ‘dull’ jungle. Copyright: [Rex]
Gemma reckons she could spice up the ‘dull’ jungle. Copyright: [Rex]

Gemma’s invitation comes just one day after it was reported that desperate show bosses are secretly feeding their celebrity campmates conversation ideas in a bid to make the show more exciting.

Every evening a celebrity is said to be given a question to take back to the camp from the Bush Telegraph, with producers hoping that the question will spark banter and arguments.

So far viewers have seen campmates discuss their career highs and how they find being recognised in the street – with both discussions prompted by producers.

Show bosses are disappointed with the ‘boring’ celebs. Copyright: [ITV]
Show bosses are disappointed with the ‘boring’ celebs. Copyright: [ITV]

A source said at the time: “They were hoping the inclusion of strong characters like Jamie Lomas, Stanley Johnson and Rebekah Vardy would spark a few lively debates.

“But that has yet to materialise at all. ITV has used the technique of scripting reality in other shows like The Only Way Is Essex and have seen amusing results.

“If viewers are wondering why conversations around the campfire feel a bit forced, it’s because they are.”

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