I’m A Celeb viewers have already spotted ‘beef’ between campmates

Fans think two I’m A Celeb 2021 stars have already rubbed each other up the wrong way

I'm A Celeb Arlene Phillips David Ginola feud

by Nathan Katnoria |
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I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! finally returned to our screens last night after a year away as ten brand new famous faces entered the camp in North Wales’ Gwrych Castle and although the celebrities have only just met for the first time, viewers think they’ve already spotted a feud brewing between two campmates.

The celebrities were put through their paces from the moment they arrived and faced a number of tricky challenges before they even stepped foot in their new residence.

One task saw the stars work in pairs in to retrieve a tool from a hole in the ground that had been filled with snakes and it was here that fans noticed tension seemingly brewing between football legend David Ginola and former Strictly judge Arlene Phillips.

I'm A Celeb Arlene Phillips David Ginola feud

Before the task started, Arlene declared, “The red team don’t have a cha-cha-chance with me around,” leaving David baffled and things only got worse during the challenge when she struggled to remove the tool from the ground which meant their rivals Kadeena Cox and Matty Lee won.

Taking to social media to speculate about the relationship between the two, one viewer wrote, “David and Arlene are gonna have beef I'm calling it #ImACeleb.”

Another tweeted, “David trying not to lose patience with Arlene #ImACeleb,” while a third commented, “David looks so done with Arlene already.”

One more said, “Just putting it out there, but I reckon Arlene and David will start to grate on each other when they start to get hungry and tempers become frayed #ImACeleb.”

CHECK OUT the I'm A Celeb 2021 line-up in full


I'm A Celeb 2021 line-up (heat)

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Richard Madeley

Age: 65Best known for: hosting This Morning with his wife Judy Finnigan for 13 years. He's also recently been filling in for Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain.

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Danny Miller

Age: 30Best known for: playing Aaron Dingle on Emmerdale

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Snoochie Shy

Age: 29Best known for: being a DJ on BBC 1Xtra

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Arlene Phillips

Age: 78Best known for: judging Strictly Come Dancing until she was sensationally axed in favour of Alesha Dixon in 2009

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David Ginola

Age: 54Best known for: playing football for Newcastle, Everton, Tottenham Hotspur and the France national team

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Kadeena Cox

Age: 30Best known for: becoming the first British Paralympian for 32 years to win medals in two different sports. She won two gold medals at the 2016 Rio Paralympics and another two at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics

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Matty Lee

Age: 23Best known for: winning gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics alongside diving partner Tom Daley

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Naughty Boy

Age: 36Best known for: achieving top ten chart hits with the likes of Sam Smith, Beyoncé and Emeli Sandé

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Louise Minchin

Age: 53Best known for: hosting BBC Breakfast between 2012 and 2021

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Frankie Bridge

Age: 32Best known for: being 1/5 of iconic girlband The Saturdays. She was in S Club Juniors before that and these days she regularly appears on Loose Women

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Adam Woodyatt

Age: 53Best known for: starring in EastEnders for 35 years as Albert Square legend Ian Beale

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Simon Gregson

Age: 47Best known for: playing Steve McDonald in Coronation Street

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But there were others who were here for the unlikely pairing including one who wrote, “David and Arlene are a perfect pair!!”

“David and Arlene are the camp mum and dad please they’re like an old married couple,” remarked a second.

A third added, “David and Arlene are hilarious together #ImACeleb.”

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This all comes after campmatesDanny Miller and Matty Lee both admitted to breaking a major rule before they even arrived in Wales as they let slip the news they were taking part in the show despite being sworn to secrecy.

Revealing that he’d confided in his close pal and former Emmerdale co-star Adam Thomas, who came third on I’m A Celeb in 2016, Danny said, “I feel like I am a step ahead as I’ve asked him questions about what it will be like. Obviously he was in Australia and this is in Wales but he has been amazing in helping to settle my nerves."

Matty also admitted he’d spilled the tea about his involvement to diving partner Tom Daley after the pair won gold at Tokyo 2020.

“When I told Tom, he was in shock too! He is so excited for me and he has always been so supportive and helped me a lot over the past three years. He gives me advice about anything whether it is relationships or whatever - I always ask Tom,” said the sports star.

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