Tensions rise in the I’m A Celeb camp with the arrival of Noel Edmonds as Emperor

His arrival didn't go down well in the camp 👀

Noel Edmonds & John Barrowman

by Emma Dodds |
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Last night's episode of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! (22nd Nov) saw tensions in the camp for the very first time since it started last Sunday (18th Nov). The original 10 celebs have been getting on famously, and have even been taking care of each other and being super kind - Nick Knowles giving Anne Hegerty his pillow will go down in IAC history.

But Deal Or No Deal's Noel Edmonds FINALLY entered the camp after weeks of speculation last night - leading to some hilarious reactions from the campmates, who had no clue that he was coming.

However, although they initially seemed excited about his arrival, that quickly soured as show bosses had crowned him Emperor of the camp - a role he clearly relished.

Noel Edmonds
©Noel Edmonds © Shutterstock

This meant that he had complete control over what the campmates did and was completely exempt from doing any tasks or Bushtucker trials. He selected Harry Redknapp as his adviser, meaning that he too was ruled out of any tasks or trials.

Of course, after four days in the camp, the campmates had already worked out a natural rhythm to what they were doing - so having someone completely mix up their responsibilities and laud it over them did NOT go down very well.


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Sair Khan

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Anne Hegerty

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

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Nick Knowles

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

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Fleur East

Celeb PR Ed Hopkins told The Sun: "Negotiations appeared to go on for a while but I would think Fleur would have been offered between £50,000 and £70,000."

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

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John Barrowman

According to The Sun, a source revealed: "Bosses wanted him on the show for years so they'd have paid between £120,000 to £200,000 to get him on board."

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Harry Redknapp

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Emily Atack

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Rita Simons

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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'll be the highest paid contestant ever at £600,000.

Noel's behaviour particularly ruffled the feathers of John Barrowman and Hollyoaks actor Malique Thompson-Dwyer, who muttered to Nick Knowles that he did not like taking orders from people in authority.

At one point, John stood up to ask Emperor Noel a question, readjusting his waistband as he stood. But Noel misunderstood, and incredulously asked John to refrain from 'scratching his groin' when talking to him.

John was immediately furious by the accusation, and told the Bush Telegraph, "I know he was trying to make a joke and be funny but it didn't land well with me and for that moment I'm probably being overly sensitive and it's at this exact time that my husband would say I need a sandwich."


I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! continues tonight at 9pm on ITV.

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