Charlie Brooks condemns I’m A Celebrity for going ‘too far’

The new I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Queen of the Jungle Charlie Brooks has lashed out at the show’s producers for involving her daughter in the one of the show’s trials.

Brooks’s daughter Kiki was hidden behind one of four doors in a jungle trial while she and Eric Bristow tried to pick which one had the best prize behind. They did not pick the right door and so Brooks did not get to see her daughter.

Now that she has left the show, Brooks has said that producers went “too far” by involving her daughter. She told the Sun: “I signed up for this show, but Kiki didn’t. I didn’t want her to be so upset. I had no idea this was happening. It was my lowest point. My mum gave the green light for her to be there because it was an opportunity for Kiki to see me – and I think she thought she would.”

She continued: “I felt like I’d been kicked when I realised she had been behind that door. I felt so sad for both of us and I couldn’t stop thinking about it afterwards. I kept picturing Kiki’s face. She would have been excited about seeing me and nervous about being on the show – and then disappointed when we failed the task. Afterwards I went straight up and spoke to the show bosses. They said she ‘had a moment’, but assured me she was okay after they gave her a bowl of ice cream.”

Brooks outrage appears to have stopped short of refusing her fee for the show, however.

Helen Flanagan booted out of I’m A Celebrity with the worst bushtucker performance. Ever!

Former Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan became the latest contestant to leave the jungle maintaining that she was proud of her performance despite having achieved the worst performance in the bushtucker trials ever.

Appearing a little dazed and confused as she left the camp to be interviewed about her time on the show, Flanagan described her exit as ‘completely crazy’ given that the jungle had been her entire life for the past two weeks.

Flanagan then asked for a pillow to cringe into as a VT of her best and worst trial moments were shown, with Dec informing her that she was statistically the worst contestant ever after managing five trials without winning a single meal.

Helen Flanagan cringed as she watched back her I’m A Celebrity bushtucker trials:

‘When I first came on the show I thought I’d be able to do all the trials,’ she said. ‘I didn’t think they would be as hard as they were.

‘But even though the trials were bad I’m still proud as I feel I tried my best.’

Helen admitted that Eric had ‘really annoyed’ her throughout her time on the show, but insisted that while she was irritated by her jungle buddies she still ‘loved every single person in the camp’. Yeah right, Helen.

The 10 Best I’m A Celeb Moments

With the current series of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here proving a little thin on classic moments we thought we’d trawl the archives to find some highlights from previous series.

Now, admittedly, this list contains a lot of eating trials but, let’s be honest, they are always the best bits. And we have included the greatest trial in the history of the programme. That’s right – Gaffney!

Helen Flanagan and Nadine Dorries 2012

Robert Kilroy-Silk 2008

Joe Swash and Nicola McLean 2008

Part 2

Dean Gaffney 2006

Martina Navratilova 2008

Stacey Solomon 2010

Shaun Ryder and Gillian McKeith 2010

Fatima Whitbread 2011

Mark Wright and Freddie Star 2011

Katie Price and Kim Woodburn 2009

The truth about Brian Conley’s I’m A Celeb exit finally revealed

Conley left I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here has been revealed, by Conley himself.

Speaking on Daybreak he said that producers had removed him from the show after he refused to take prescribed anti-depressants.

Conley was only allowed to take part in the show if he took his pills so producers were given no choice but to remove him when he refused. He left shortly after being seen crying as a result of an argument with fellow contestant David Haye.

He says that exhaustion and malnutrition also played a part in the deterioration of his condition: “Two days after six days of not eating, I didn’t have antidepressants. They said if I did not comply with these regulations, then I would not be on the show. I started feeling really bad, and very shortly after that I did have to leave. I found out I was malnutritioned (sic) and I was suffering from exhaustion, that’s what the doctor said. They then sedated me for two days, they gave me a tablet that could knock out a horse and I woke up with a saline drip in my arm. I was thinking, ‘What on earth has happened here?’ All because of a fluffy show that Ant & Dec do. I can tell you it’s not fluffy out there, it’s the real world. It’s tough, real tough.”

The reason for Conley’s exit wasn’t mentioned during the ITV show, only that he had left the jungle and was recuperating.

Conley also says that the jungle experience has helped him with his depression and his reliance on medication to deal with it: “I’ve taken those for 15 years, I’ve had people say, ‘You probably don’t need them now’. I’m proud I stuck to my guns and I got through it, and it’s made me a much stronger man. You’re looking at a man who doesn’t need antidepressants.”

A Beginner’s Guide To Helen Flanagan – All you need to know about the jungle babe

She may be currently ‘wowing’ the nation by wearing a series of very revealing bikinis and crying at the sight of anything that comes within 10 feet of her, but Helen Flanagan did, in fact, have a life before joining I’m A Celebrity Get me Out Of Here. Not a very varied one, but a life just the same.

 

Helen was born in 1989 in Bury and went to school until she was 10 years old. She then joined Coronation Street (in 2000) and continued to go to school while playing Kevin and Sally Webster’s daughter Rosie.

 

Rosie, you may remember, had been born in a taxi on Christmas Day. Helen was not, as far as we can ascertain, born in a taxi. But she might have been. We can’t rule it in or out, to be honest.

 

Nothing much then happened to Rosie (or Helen) for a few years until she suddenly turned into a schoolgirl minx and started seducing her teacher John Stape (this is Rosie now, not Helen. Again, as far as we know). Then, almost overnight, Rosie turned into complete flibbertigibbet. The producers seemed to take any opportunity to include scenes where Rosie needed to appear wearing just her underwear, she started trying to pull all the men in Weatherfield, wearing very skimpy outfits and behaving, generally, like a bit of a gold-digging slapper.

 

Helen, meanwhile, started dating footballer Scott Sinclair.

 

After Helen took a 3-month break from the soap in 2011 life started to imitate ‘art’ as Rosie was a fairly unsuccessful model in the show and Helen decided to quit Corrie to become a sort-of unsuccessful model. She has dedicate the last few months of her life to a couple of fairly low profile modelling jobs that involved her wearing very few clothes and tweeting pictures of herself wearing very few clothes.

 

And now she has returned to our screens! Wearing very few clothes and squawking. Welcome back, Helen!

 

 

Meet the I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here contestants

It’s that time again. A smatterin of C list celebrities don khaki and spend a couple of weeks sweating, rowing, starving, sulking and eating animal testicles. I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here is back. Ace.

The show starts on Sunday at 9PM on ITV1 but today the line-up was officially announced and the runners and riders revealed to a faintly interested public.

Here’s our guide to who’s who, who isn’t who and who isn’t who you thought they were.

Helen Flanagan

See Helen Flanagan in the Jungle Shower above! ALL PICTURES: ITV.com

Helen is probably best known for playing Coronation Street ‘model’ and flibbertigibbet Rosie Webster. She left the show earlier this year and since then has concentrated on his new career of posting pictures of herself in skimpy clothing on Twitter.

Expect to see Helen in a bikini with seconds of the show starting and shots of her checking her reflection in any available mirrored surface.

You can see her in the jungle shower in the gallery below!

David Haye David used to be a WBA world boxing champion but since retiring has concentrated on his first love – worm charming. David spends up to 14 hours per day wandering around his garden using various implements to mimic the sound of rain on the ground, this tempts the worms to the surface and David then collects them. ‘I don’t do anything with them’, David told us ‘I just find the activity relaxing. Normally I just take the worms round to Ricky Hatton’s house and release them in his raised vegetable beds. It drives him crackers.’

Colin Baker Former Doctor Who Colin has found it very difficult to let go of the role that made him famous. Though hasn’t played the Doctor since 1986 he still wears the costume every day and insists on calling his bathroom ‘The Tardis’. He also has a sonic screwdriver (which is actually a normal Philips that he’s painted silver) and a cat called K-9. This used to be a dog but he had to give it away when he found he was allergic to it.

Brian Conley Brian Conley started began his comedy career while still welder in the shipyards of Glasgow. He used to play banjo and sing in folk clubs and found that his between song banter was lasting longer than the songs so he started getting gigs as a comic. After he appeared on the Parkinson chat show in 1975 he became a household star and swiftly rose to become on of the best loved comedians in the UK. He married Pamela Anderson, stopped drinking and found fame in the US before returning to the UK to play Buttons in Cinderella every year since 1993. No, wait, we’re getting confused here.

Eric Bristow Darts legend Eric Bristow is also known as ‘The Craft-obsessed Cockney’ as he dedicates his spare time to various undemanding handiwork pastimes. He makes model planes, enjoys decoupage and is renowned for his quilling. In 2002 he was given a lifetime membership of Hobbycraft’s loyalty scheme and celebrated by learning to crochet. He now makes all his own clothes.

Hugo Taylor No idea who this bloke is.

Charlie Brooks Better known as ‘Janine off of Eastenders’ Charlie is hoping that her experience in the jungle will open up new career paths. ‘I really want to be a snake wrangler’, she says ‘I hope that I will get to handle a few while in Oz and learn more about them. I tried to get the producers of Eastenders to write a snake into the soap but they wouldn’t have it. I wanted Janine to carry a snake round her neck everywhere she went, like as a character trait, but they said it would prove “logistically difficult” and kiboshed the idea. Good job really cos I’m terrified of them. Slimy little buggers.’

Linda Robson It seems Linda Robson was booked by the I’m A Celeb production team in error. ‘We thought we were getting the dark haired one who played Dorian’, an insider told us ‘but I guess we’ll have to make do. Shame really, Dorian would have been funnier but there you go, she’s here now.’

Nadine Dorries The inclusion of serving MP Nadine Dorries in this series has already caused great controversy. Not because no one has really heard of her, or because she will be missing important parliamentary business to appear in the show, ut because it’s obvious that no-one else will get voted to do a bush tucker trial. Expect at least the first five publicly voted trials to feature Nadine and absolutely every eating trial. There’s going to be a tory MP eating kangaroo cock on our TV’s for weeks. Great, innit?

Ashley Roberts Used to be in Pussy Cat Dolls, or something. Meh.

 

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I’m A Celebrity cast takes shape as Eric Bristow and Linda Robson sign up

Several sources are stating that former darts legend Eric ‘Crafty Cockney’ Bristow and Linda ‘Her from Brids of a Feather’ Robson have both signed up for the upcoming series of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. They join Helen ‘Rosie Webster in Corrie’ Flanagan, Ryan ‘Jason Grimshaw in Corrie’ Thomas and Grace ‘Bound to really good value’ Jones in the ‘they’re-probably-doing-it’ file.

The new series doesn’t start until November so expect plenty more rumours and confirmations on the coming weeks. Apparently recently retired MP Louise Mensch is on the producer’s wish list and presenters Ant & Dec want Chris Moyles. We reckon they’re both long shots. We shall see……

I’m A Celebrity Freddie Starr hospital dash down to dodgy egg?

I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here’s Freddie Starr (right) was rushed to hospital yesterday (14.11.11) after eating a dodgy egg.

The 68-year-old comedian – who underwent a quadruple bypass following a heart attack last year – was struck down with suspected food poisoning after consuming a fermented egg during a head-to-head eating competition with The Only Way Is Essex’s Mark Wright.

After being ambulanced to Tweed Heads Hospital in New South Wales, medical experts diagnosed the funnyman with an extreme allergic reaction after he swallowed the revolting egg – as well as a pig’s anus, turkey testicle and a cockroach milkshake – in the gruesome Bushtucker Trial.

An insider told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “Mark is fine, which suggests that this isn’t down to anything Freddie ate. Then again, Mark didn’t eat the cockroaches, the turkey balls or the fermented egg.

“The unpredictability of the jungle is what sets this programme apart from other shows. The element of jeopardy is always there. However, the celebs are watched 24 hours a day.”

Freddie easily beat Mark in the trial, who physically balked when he was faced with the testicle and the milkshake, but the pair returned to camp to tell their fellow contestants they would be eating well as a result of their top performance in the challenge.

Mark told Freddie: “You are a lunatic! You would never have stopped.”

I’m A Celebrity 2011. TOWIE’s Mark Wright named favourite ahead of Dougie Poynter and Antony Cotton

 

TOWIE star Mark Wright (pictured above)  has been tipped to be this year’s King of the Jungle after the line-up for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here was unveiled.

The 24-year-old is the bookies’ early favourite to win the competition, with William Hill offering odds of 7/2 on him surviving until the end.

McFly bassist Dougie Poynter (pictured above), who will celebrate his 24th birthday Down Under, is second favourite at 9/2.

The boyband star is looking forward to his jungle experience, saying: “I am really into nature and Sir David Attenborough is a god to me.”

McFly’s Dougie Poynter is the bookies’ second favourite to win

It’s all about the boys this year, as camp Corrie star Antony Cotton is the 5/1 third favourite.

Other stars in with a chance of victory are Jessica-Jane Clement (8/1), Freddie Starr (10/1) and Fatima Whitbread (12/1).

Via Daily Mirror:  http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/news/2011/11/10/i-m-a-celebrity-2011-towie-star-mark-wright-is-early-favourite-to-win-115875-23552294/#ixzz1dJrhk7S9

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Dannii Minogue boyfriend Kris Smith to appear on I’m A Celeb?

Kris Smith: Mr Dannii Minogue. Will he appear in I’m A Celebrity

Dannii Minogue’s boyfriend Kris Smith is being lined up to appear on I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!

Bosses of the ITV1 reality show have reportedly offered the 32-year-old model – who has a one-year-old son Ethan with Dannii – £250,000 to go into the Australian jungle, and it is thought the former rugby ace will snap up the offer so he can become a star in his own right.

An insider said: “People have seen plenty of photos of Kris but few really know him. He’s always referred to as Dannii’s boyfriend and he thinks doing I’m A Celebrity… would be a good chance to show everyone who he really is.

Meanwhile, TV chiefs are hoping Kris’ appearance will boost the profile of the series among female viewers keen to see some “eye candy”.

Kris could be joined in the jungle by the likes of US teen star Aaron Carter, twin singing sensation Jedward, The Only Way Is Essex beauty Amy Childs and former Big Brother star Imogen Thomas, all of whom have been rumoured to be taking part in the upcoming series of the ITV1 reality show.