I’m A Celebrity viewers spot something ODD during Malique Thompson-Dwyer’s exit

Viewers called the show a 'fix'

Malique Thompson-Dwyer leaves I'm A Celebrity

by Alex Ross |
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With the I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here final looming, it's time to say goodbye to one contestant each night on the show. And with Noel Edmonds being the first to leave on Friday night, this year's bunch of camp mates were eagerly awaiting the result from hosts Dec Donnelly and Holly Willoughby.

After it was revealed that John Barrowman would be excluded from the vote due to being taken to hospital, Dec and Holly announced that Hollyoaks actor Malique Thompson-Dwyer was the second camp mate to be sent packing.

But eagle-eyed viewers were quick to notice that Malique looked ready to leave the camp, with his back-pack on, even before the votes were announced.

One viewer wrote on Twitter, 'Did Malique know he was leaving the camp because he already had his bag on ready?', with another adding, 'So weird how Malique had his bag on and the rest of them didn’t, it’s almost as if he knew he was leaving???? #ImACeleb'. [sic]

A third then wrote, 'Why was Malique already wearing his bag when he sat around the camp fire 🤔 can someone explain why??? #imaceleb @imacelebrity'. [sic]

Others were quick to point out that Noel Edmonds also had his bag on ready to leave during Friday night's show. One user added, 'Apparently it was the same when Noel left. Somethings not right here!', with another writing, 'I smell a fix'. [sic]

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After contacting ITV for a comment, an ITV spokesperson said, "This is categorically not true. All celebrities find out who is leaving the jungle when Holly and Dec announce this on the show."

Meanwhile, despite enjoying time in the camp, Malique told Dec and Holly that he's pleased he's out so he can eat. He said, "I'm just glad to be out now and I was absolutely starving."

In other I'm A Celebrity news, bosses have now updated fans on John Barrowman's injury after he was forced to leave the camp when he sprained his ankle.

After Dec and Holly told his fellow camp mates the extent of his injury, John has now RETURNED to camp.

Now check out how much this year's camp mates are being paid:


I'm A Celebrity 2018 salaries - radio stacked

Sair Khan1 of 11

Sair Khan

It's been reported that Coronation Street actress Sair Khan may have secured a £40,000 payment for her stay in the jungle.

Anne Hegerty2 of 11

Anne Hegerty

The Chase star Anne Hegerty could take home between £60,000 to £80,000.

Nick Knowles3 of 11

Nick Knowles

It's thought TV presenter Nick Knowles has landed a big deal of around £200,000.

Fleur East4 of 11

Fleur East

Negotiations appear to have gone on for a while, but it's thought that Fleur East has been offered between £50,000 and £70,000.

James McVey5 of 11

James McVey

The Vamps star James McVey is thought to have secured a pay cheque of £40,000.

John Barrowman6 of 11

John Barrowman

It's been reported that I'm A Celeb bosses wanted John on the show for years, so they paid between £120,000 to £200,000 to get him on board.

Malique Thompson-Dwyer7 of 11

Malique Thompson-Dwyer

20-year-old Hollyoaks actor Malique Thompson-Dwyer might have only been paid about £15,000.

Harry Redknapp8 of 11

Harry Redknapp

It was recently revealed that football manager Harry Redknapp is being paid £500,000 for his stint in the jungle.

Emily Atack9 of 11

Emily Atack

Emily's fee might be as low as £15,000 but it's been reported that she will have been paid £40,000.

Rita Simons10 of 11

Rita Simons

EastEnders star Rita could be paid between £80,000 and £100,000 for her three weeks in the jungle.

Noel Edmonds11 of 11
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Noel Edmonds

It was recently revealed that Noel Edmonds may be heading into the jungle this year and it's claimed he will be the highest paid contestant at £600,000!

I'm A Celebrity continues every night at 9pm on ITV.

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