Shane Richie has 'mixed emotions' as he is eliminated from 'I'm A Celebrity'

Julia Hunt
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Shane Richie admitted he had “mixed emotions” as he was eliminated from I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

The EastEnders star was given his marching orders during Thursday’s instalment of the ITV show, after 20 days in camp.

He looked upset as he said goodbye to remaining contestants Giovanna Fletcher, Jordan North and Vernon Kay, who have all made it to the final.

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Chatting to hosts Ant and Dec after his exit, Richie confirmed he had always wanted to try the reality show and said it was actually “above and beyond” his expectations.

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“I will say to anyone coming in to do it, you’ve got to embrace it,” he said, adding that contestants need to be “an open book”.

Shane Richie regaled his I'm A Celebrity campmates with tales of when he met Tom Cruise. (ITV)
Shane Richie (ITV)

“You can’t fake it here,” he said.

Ant and Dec also quizzed Richie about the identity of the “phantom dribbler” who has been leaving the privy in a mess.

However, Richie insisted he was innocent, telling the presenters: “I promise you it’s not me!”

Richie said he would now like to see Fletcher win the competition, echoing the sentiments of many viewers.

Giovanna Fletcher is taking part in 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' 2020 (ITV)
Giovanna Fletcher (ITV)

The author and blogger is the final female after stars such as Victoria Derbyshire, Beverley Callard and Ruthie Henshall got the boot.

Many viewers are now tipping her to be crowned Queen of the Castle, although the bookies’ favourite is radio DJ North.

“Come on Giovanna you can do it please please, she must win I’m A Celeb,” one fan urged on Twitter.

Another said they would like to see the blogger win because she “just talks sense & adds a ray of sunshine”.

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“Giovanna is #kindness personified. Just what 2020 needs,” another fan tweeted.

The finale of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! airs on ITV on Friday.

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