I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!’s biggest scandals 😱😱

From Gino D'Acampo and Ferne McCann to Dec without Ant

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by Geraint Llewellyn |
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As I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! returns, there’s nothing more comforting, as the evenings get darker, than watching a celebrity screaming, crying and eating animals' genitals.

This year's line up includes Frankie Bridge, Emmerdale's Danny Miller, even Richard Madeley and we're buzzing to see them in Gwrych Castle.

And as much as we love the iconic moments - including the Bushtucker trials - we can't help but remember the infamous scandals that have rocked the camp.

So without further ado, here's a look back at I'm A Celeb's biggest ever scandals...

Check out: I'm A Celeb's biggest ever scandals


I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here's biggest scandals

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Ant McPartlin

Dec (aka Dec Donnelly) was left presenting the show without his comedy partner for the first (and we hope last) time in 2018 following Ant's stint in rehab.The duo's friend and This Morning host Holly Willoughby was brought in as his replacement and as much as we love Holly, we were so relieved when Ant returned to Dec's side the following year.

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Spencer Matthews

The Made in Chelsea star was forced to leave the show just days after entering the jungle in 2015, after he admitted he was addicted to steroids. Spencer had started taking the pills in the build up to a charity boxing match and had failed to stop before entering the jungle. "Taking these pills was a serious error of judgement, which I hugely regret," he said in a statement.

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Nick Knowles

Nick Knowles was exposed for lying after he told his camp mates a random story in 2018, about a time he "jammed" on a roof top with the band Biffy Clyro. "I'm really sorry to shatter the illusion everyone has that we had a proper heavy jam with Nick Knowles because that didn't happen I'm afraid," the band's drummer Ben Johnson told Radio 1.

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Fixing claims

Rebekah Vardy hinted that the show was "fix" following her feud with Iain Lee. At the time she told The Sun, "It seems that so many scenes weren't aired on the show."

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Jack Maynard

YouTuber Jack Maynard quit the show just two days into the 2017 series, following allegations he had sent inappropriate messages to a 14-year-old fan. Jack later apologised for the texts and told The Sun, "I wasn't aware she was 14. We had some flirty messages between me and her which got out of hand".

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Gemma Collins

The GC proved she was a true diva in 2017 after walking out of camp after just a few days. Getting thrown into Jungle Jail and being fed just porridge proved too much for the star. "People who murder get treated better than this. That's the truth. Even a murderer gets fed three times a day," she said on the show.

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Who could forget Strawberry-gate? In 2017, Iain Lee and Amir Khan shamelessly ate the camp's dingo dollar prize – strawberries and cream - before getting back to their campmates. Amir let his "friend" take the blame and the whole camp turned against Iain.

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Scenes edited

I'm A Celeb faced one of its biggest scandals following reports that Myles Stephenson told Jacqueline Jossa about the allegations surrounding Dan Osborne and Gabby Allen. The alleged scenes were not aired and at the time it was reported that the former EastEnders star threatened to quit the show.

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Gino D'Acampo and a rat

I'm A Celeb 2009's king of the jungle Gino and Hollyoaks star Stuart Manning went to extreme measures when they were low on food - they cooked a rat. They both found themselves in hot water with animal rights activists and ITV had to pay a fine.

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Ferne McCann

Ferne's eating Bushtucker trial, where she ate everything from a live water spider to a bull's penis, caused outrage. Despite receiving nearly 1,500 complaints, I'm A Celeb were cleared by the TV watchdog.

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Gillian McKeith

The one you've been waiting for, famous for smuggling salt into camp in her knickers, Gillian fainted after being nominated for her SEVENTH bush tucker trial in 2010. After being taken away to receive medical treatment, her trial was finished by Linford Christie.

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With fans already placing bets on who their winner will be this year, it seems that even before the show stars the bookies' favorite has already changed.

Saturdays star Frankie Bridge, who is married to former camp mate Wayne Bridge was originally the favourite. However, as more names have been revealed and the stars have gone into the castle, Emmerdale’s Danny Miller is being touted as the king of the cast with a 11-4 to win according to William Hill.

Speaking about his fans, Danny has even said, “I hope they vote for me, I want to show I have a fun side”.

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