Charlene White has become the first contestant to leave I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! after a public vote.
The 42-year-old Loose Women star was announced by hosts Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly as the celebrity with the fewest votes on Friday’s show.
As she left the Australian jungle, she told the Geordie duo: “This is really, really weird.”
When asked by McPartlin and Donnelly about the role of a mother in the camp, White said: “As a parent, you take on this role wherever you go. “
She said she wanted Coronation Street star Sue Cleaver or former rugby player Mike Tindall to win I’m a Celebrity.
Also on Friday’s show, White and Boy George took part in the latest Bushtucker test called Watery Grave, where they had to go into two separate graves and transmit stars to each other with magnets.
Water spiders, eels and mud crabs have been added to their graves, and White says: “I don’t think I can do this. I just got out of the water because I couldn’t get in with the eels.”
Then she said, “I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! I tried, I couldn’t.”
When she returned to camp, everyone hugged White and Cleaver then hugged her while White cried.
White said earlier on the show that because she’s an “impartial journalist”, she can’t share an RV with Matt Hancock, an “incumbent MP” and possibly a minister again.
She and Hancock were given more comfortable sleeping places after the congressman was appointed leader in the previous episode of the show but she slept on a camp bed outside.
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“I can say that every conversation we had while Matt was here was constantly about me calculating in my head about fairness and making sure it didn’t go too much in one direction.
“Continually thinking about those guidelines and broadcasting rules. It’s something that’s on my mind every day.”
She added: “He got it. He understands it. He understands my work. It’s just a weird situation, but that’s how I live my life every day.”
Elsewhere, Little George tells Hancock that he “hated” the former medical secretary during their time in the woods.
The Culture Club’s 61-year-old singer apologized to the MP for his behavior with him and said he found it difficult to “separate” the politician from the human.
On Friday, Boy George told comedian Seann Walsh: “(I) can’t stand Matt. I tried to like him and I failed. I see him slimy, I see him slippery.
“I found him just… I was joking about chocolate. He just looked at me like… I wanted to say, ‘What are you looking at? You don’t look at me like that’.
Hancock then joined the conversation and Boy George told him, “I was joking about chocolate. For god’s sake, I was like… let’s have some fun.
“I don’t like the way you look at me. I made a joke and you were like…”
Hancock said it was not his “intention” and he apologized for making him feel “uncomfortable”.
Boy George later told the Bush Telegraph: “He’s probably going to be really upset and I started a little bit and I just thought, ‘you know what, just tell him to his face what you feel’.”
The singer later told Hancock: “I just feel like people are trying to be too nice. It’s getting on my chest. I don’t want to argue… I just like it guys, let’s laugh.
“I’ll be honest with you, I think your presence has made people very compliant.”
Hancock replied: “Compliance, that’s a funny word.”
Boy George said: “I hated you, I have to be honest. Sometimes I feel like you don’t say what you mean and you’re not particularly direct.
He added: “I am trying to separate you as a human being and you as a politician, and I am struggling with that. We do not share the same politics.
“I’m struggling a bit with you. That’s not your problem, it’s my problem. I’m sorry I really upset you a minute ago.
Hancock said he prefers the truth and has “enjoyed spending time with” Little George.
The musician told the Bush Telegraph: “I feel relieved. I thought, I don’t want to come out of here and feel like I’ve been dishonest. I have to be honest.”
Owen Warner also told host Scarlette Douglas that the health secretary was “very cheeky” to ask if there was any food around.
The 23-year-old Hollyoaks actor said Hancock was “bragging about how much food was there” when he was given a beachside barbecue on Thursday’s episode.
Warner also talked about Hancock wiping bird droppings off his leadership chair.
He told the Bush Telegraph: “That was our former health secretary… ‘happy birthday twice’ he told me (when washing his hands) and he was given only a little (gargle under water) ) after touching poop with bare hands! “
The camp also elected a new leader and voted for Tindall, who made Cleaver his deputy.
I Am A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! returns on Saturdays at 9:10pm on ITV1 and ITV Hub.
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