Surprise double elimination on I’m A Celebrity after public vote

A pair of famous faces were expelled from the Welsh castle in the surprise double vote-off.
Surprise double elimination on I’m A Celebrity after public vote

By Ellie Iorizzo, Senior Entertainment Reporter PA

Olympian Matty Lee and actor Adam Woodyatt have become the sixth and seventh contestants voted off I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!.

Soap star Woodyatt lasted 13 days on the ITV show while gold medallist Lee stayed 18 days in Gwrych Castle.

After seeing a highlights reel of his time in North Wales, Woodyatt said he was nervous about being himself as he had “spent 36 years with a script” playing character Ian Beale on EastEnders.

Placing sixth in the show, Woodyatt (53) said: “I have had a fantastic time…We were a very united camp, David (Ginola) said we needed to keep the dressing room together.

“I have had such a laugh…but I wanted to do an eating trial.”

Co-host Declan Donnelly joked: “We can see if we can rustle up a few testicles and drop them at the hotel.”

During the surprise double eviction on Friday’s episode, diver Lee exited the camp securing fifth place.

Speaking to presenters Ant McPartlin and Dec following his elimination, Lee described his time in the camp as “tough”.

The 23-year-old added: “Winning a gold medal was the best thing I could ever have dreamed of, but you win a medal for yourself. Getting stars for camp is for other people.”

The shock double exit meant just Frankie Bridge, David Ginola, Danny Miller and Simon Gregson remained.
The four will compete in the infamous Celebrity Cyclone trial in Saturday’s programme.

Earlier in the programme, former footballer Ginola vowed to have “important” therapy having previously told his campmates how he survived a heart attack during a charity match in France in 2016.

In the episode, the 54-year-old, who received CPR on the pitch from fellow footballer Frederic Mendy, was asked if he received therapy after his heart attack.

Ginola said: “I should have. When I was out of the hospital, it was the first thing they asked me to do.

“They said, ‘You will not have all the answers to your questions, at least go and talk’.

“I will [get some]… I think it’s necessary, it’s very important. Just to clarify things and say, wow, OK.”

Ginola told the camp that he met the love of his life, Maeva Denat, on the same day he was pronounced clinically dead, adding: “Two things in one day, I find love and I died…that could be a nice song.”

In the Telegraph room, former Saturdays singer Bridge said: “He’s a man of few words, he has his pride.

“For him to open up and say, ‘Actually, you know, I’ve kind of learnt while I’ve been in here that that maybe is something I should do’, I thought was amazing.”

Earlier in the episode, Bridge told gold medallist diver Lee about being treated in hospital for depression in 2011.

She said: “I’ve always had depression and anxiety and I just had a breakdown when I was about 21. I’d been through a really bad break-up, that was really public and everyone was really horrible.

“I was with Wayne (Bridge), I was able to function at work, but then I’d come home and I couldn’t function. Just cry all the time. I didn’t want to be alive any more, basically.

“Wayne called my doctor and was, like, ‘I don’t know what to do with her any more’. So they came and saw me and they decided that I should go into hospital.”

The mother-of-two said she had to shoot a music video in Iceland before being driven from the airport to hospital.

Talking about her hospital experience, the 32-year-old added: “You think I’d feel really, like, I’d hate it, but actually it’s a really nice memory.

“It was the first time in years I felt really relaxed, I didn’t have to hide anything.

“I didn’t have to pretend to be happy all the time. Being in hospital was a breath of fresh air, really, but it’s a young age to have a mental breakdown.

“My main reason for wanting to get better was because I knew I wanted kids. I was like, I can’t be like this if I want to be a mum.

“I was really lucky that Wayne put me in there, basically, and could afford to send me.”

Also in the episode, Lee took on the Lethal Latrines trial, a test of endurance set in a toilet, winning six stars for the camp.

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! continues at 9pm on Virgin Media One and Virgin Media Player.

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