Jordan North reveals 'I'm A Celeb' stars kept conversations private by singing Beatles

Amy Johnson
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Vernon Kay, Beverley Callard, Sir Mo Farah CBE, Jessica Plummer, Shane Richie, Victoria Derbyshire, AJ Pritchard, Giovanna Fletcher, Hollie Arnold MBE and Jordan North in a promotional still for I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! (ITV)
Vernon Kay, Beverley Callard, Sir Mo Farah CBE, Jessica Plummer, Shane Richie, Victoria Derbyshire, AJ Pritchard, Giovanna Fletcher, Hollie Arnold MBE and Jordan North in a promotional still for I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! (ITV)

Jordan North has revealed the crafty way he and his fellow I'm A Celebrity campmates kept some of their conversations private in the castle to ensure they didn’t make it on air.

The runner-up dished the show secret in conversation with Greg James on his Radio 1 Breakfast Show on Monday morning as he explained ITV don't have the rights to play certain artists.

"Before we went in, we were told not to sing any songs by Queen, The Beatles or Disney because we can’t get them cleared, it means they couldn’t get the rights," North shared.

Watch: Giovanna Fletcher crowned Queen of the Castle

"If we were having a conversation that we didn't want on air, we'd get someone in the background to sing I Want To Break Free or Hey Jude," he went on.

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"I’d be there with Shane Richie going “Is he really like that!? Oh, I’ve always loved him on telly” and he’s going “God, he’s nothing like what you see of him”. Then you’ve got Vernon [Kay] in the background going 'Hey Jude! Don’t let me down' and then we’d know it wouldn’t go on air."

There were some risqué conversations that did make it to air however, including Ruthie Henshall spilling all on her 90s romance with Prince Edward.

The 'I'm A Celebrity' stars had a way to keep certain discussions quiet. (ITV/Shutterstock)
The 'I'm A Celebrity' stars had a way to keep certain discussions quiet. (ITV/Shutterstock)

After coming out of the programme, the stage star did admit she hadn't meant to open up about dating the royal and that she hadn't realised she was on-mic when she told all to Richie.

The series wrapped up last week as Giovanna Fletcher was crowned the first ever Queen of the Castle. North came second, with Vernon Kay rounding off the final three.

Watch: Ruthie Henshall didn’t know she was being recorded when discussing Prince Edward