I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here viewers reckon there’s something suspicious going on.
After Hollyoaks actor Malique Thompson-Dwyer became the second celebrity to leave the jungle last night, eagle-eyed viewers spotted something they reckoned was amiss.
As the campmates all sat around the fire awaiting the news of their fate from Declan Donnelly and Holly Willoughby, Malique appeared to be a little bit ahead of the game.
He was already carrying his coat, and with his rucksack on his back.
No one else was so well-equipped.
— Mum Troubles (@nash_sammii) December 2, 2018
But Malique already had his bag packed and on when he found out????? #ImACeleb
— Chloe ❁ (@chloefayeblog) December 2, 2018
“Nobody’s got a clue who’s next to go”. Malique sitting there with this bag already on his shoulders ready to go when they came in. Fixed. #ImACeleb
— ollie cook (@olliecookmedia) December 2, 2018
Malique already had his bag on and was chosen to be voted off, bit suspicious eh? #ImACeleb
— the will to live (@WillDootJPEG) December 2, 2018
It’s the second time that this has been spotted, with Noel Edmonds also clutching a bag in the moments prior to his name being read out last week.
Why do the people going/potentially going always have their bag on them ready?? Noel did now Malique #imaceleb
— Jade🦒💫 (@BellasNumptyx) December 2, 2018
#ImACeleb can I just ask, when Noel was voted out he was the only one holding his bag, and last night Malique was the only one with his jacket and rucksack on, do they find out before we do 🤔
— Janet Turner (@janetturner65) December 3, 2018
— connor (@_connordownes) December 2, 2018
Edmonds was the first celebrity to leave the jungle, having received the fewest votes from viewers.
His rumoured £600,000 pay cheque for appearing on the series equated to around £37 for each minute he spent in the jungle.
But a ‘show insider’ told The Sun: “How the celebrities choose to pack up their bags before a vote is their choice.
“No one knows the outcome until Dec and Holly read it out.”
On exiting the show, Malique said: “I am glad to be out now, I am starving. I was really struggling with the food situation.”
As for what he’d miss, he said his other campmates, particularly former X Factor star Fleur East:“She is one of the reasons I kept going, it was like having my older sister in there.”
The show continues tonight at 9pm on ITV.