Fans of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! are surprised by the major gaffes celebrities have made by appearing on the show for the first time. Celebrities made big appearances in the new series, which premiered on Sunday. As if that wasn't enough, they eagerly introduced themselves to their co-celebrities before hosts Ant and Dec could say anything.
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First line up
Charlene White, Chris Moyles, Jill Scott MBE, Babatndé Aléshé, and Olivia Attwood were the first guests to appear on the ITV reality show.
According to the Daily Record, the contestants explained their reasons for participating in the show as each celebrity was introduced.
Unfortunately, fans instantly realized the biggest blunder they were making. All the celebrities spoke about their fears voluntarily, plunging viewers into disbelief. Babatndé confessed he was scared of 'everything,' including rats, spiders, snakes, and frogs, and Charlene shared her fear of spiders.
Fans who were in disbelief about stars revealing their phobias on camera, knowing how greatly it will cost them, took to social media to share their thoughts and the mistake they believe the campmates have committed. One fan on Twitter said,
People still telling everyone what they’re scared of, never learn
Another fan on the same channel quizzed,
Do the celebs never learn, don’t tell us what ur afraid of !!!!
As more comments continued to pour in, another person tweeted that,
The public making a note of everything the celebs are scared of
With a fourth saying,
Why do the contestants list everything they’re scared of and make it easier to freak them out??
Reports indicate that the former Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, will earn £400,000 for his appearance on the show, but will donate a portion of the proceeds to his charity.
Even before the show could feature all of the contestants, it had garnered approximately nine million viewers worldwide, with the possibility of more fans joining in later. According to The Independent, the 20th season is one of the most watched in comparison to the previous year.
The figures are a significant improvement compared to last year's debut episode, which drew only eight million viewers, the lowest show ratings in more than a decade. The finale last year attracted 7.1 million viewers, which was five million fewer than 2020, as per the Independent report.
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