I’m A Celeb’s Hollie Arnold breaks silence on MBE backlash

The Paralympian athlete was mocked online for talking about her MBE status

I'm A Celeb's Hollie Arnold

by Nathan Katnoria |
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I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here’s Hollie Arnold has opened up about receiving backlash online for reminding her campmates of her MBE status.

The Paralympian athlete was ridiculed by some viewers after introducing herself to the other celebrities as “Hollie Arnold MBE” on the first day but it sounds like she’s not fazed by the jokes.

Addressing the reaction to her comments for the first time, Hollie defiantly hit back at those who mocked her on social media.

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She told The Sun, “I don't know why they got so riled up. I don't like those comments but the real people know that I do not use MBE ever, ever!

“All I can say is I'm proud to have my MBE and it's such an honour.

"I won't let people like that get me down because that's who I am!"

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This comes after Hollie’s family spoke out to defend her on Good Morning Britain shortly before she became the first celebrity campmate to be eliminated from the show.

When host Richard Arnold asked, “I have to clear this up. When she's at home does she always refer to herself as her full title, Hollie Arnold MBE?", her brother Ashley replied, “No, no she doesn't. She actually never says it at all which is funny really.

"But I know if I had an MBE I would be saying it all the time if we went to a restaurant or even in the supermarket."

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Following her exit from camp, Hollie has also opened up about the atmosphere in camp following simmering tensions between AJ Pritchard and Shane Richie.

She said, “I don't think I saw any tensions and I'm looking forward to watching this back. Generally, everybody got on so well, everyone was respectful and helpful, they chipped in.

“I didn't feel like there was any major weird vibes. Of course there's always going to be some sort of tension but I never really felt that.

“I was in that castle 24 hours a day and all I can say is these guys love each other. If there is a tiny bit of tension, it's normal. Everybody gets irritated, hungry and tired, it's normal!”

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