I’m A Celebrity fans have cited racism as the reason presenter Scarlette Douglas became the second celebrity to leave the jungle, as actor Babatúndé Aléshé narrowly escaped.
Douglas’s exit follows Loose Women panellist Charlene White’s departure as the first person to leave the show on Friday night (November 18).
The camp was told that it was between Douglas and comedian Babatúndé Aléshé.
Douglas broke down in tears as she was comforted by her former rugby ace campmate Mike Tindall.
The announcement sparked backlash online.
One viewer tweeted: “Racist Britain strikes again.”
Another wrote: “Those saying it’s because Scarlette and Charlene are boring as if all the others are amazing! Give me a break. 3 black ppl in the bottom vote since the show began!”
A third commented: “The voting clearly shows that the public are racist. Voting out the first 2 black women from camp.”
While a fourth said: “So two black women out first and Babatúndé in the bottom two? Interesting.”
Another echoed the sentiment, writing: “People are so obviously racist. The first two people to leave are black women and in the odds one of the people most likely to leave is a black man.”
They added: “I’m actually sick of this, there’s never been a black winner either. this was supposed to be the year with Scarlette.”
And another viewer asked: “A pattern emerging..?”
“Scarlette over Matt Hancock. You guys make me SICK.”
Asked about her departure by Ant and Dec, Douglas said: “I’m not ready to leave yet and these people are incredible.”
She was described as “beautiful inside and out” by campmate Owen Warner, in a video clip that left her in tears again.