Vernon Kay and Matty Lee have both joined I’m a Celebrity in recent years, with the former being campmates in 2020 and the latter appearing last year.
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The presenter, 47, and the professional diver, 23, are both campmates on the ITV reality series, with both starring in the show at Gwrych Castle in North Wales.
However, they have different opinions about the experience, with Matty – who joined the show last year – recently alleging that the cast was “treated like c**p.”
The Olympic The gold medalist further stated in an interview last month that the series is in fact “controlled,” although Vernon doesn’t feel the same way about his time at camp.
The host – a finalist of I’m a Celebrity 2020 – shared about his experience with YES! Journal this week, with him denying that the manufacturers are in control.
“It’s not controlled at all. You can do what you want,” Vernon said. He admits that the latest film is different from his series, but he says it doesn’t appear to be over-produced.
He said that the most recent series was “a bit difficult” due to the influence of Storm Arwen, for example, though added: “But as far as I can see it’s not overly controlled.”
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His analysis came after Matty spoke with Daily Star last month about his experience on the show, he instead offered a more critical look at the ITV production.
He told the newspaper in the interview: “One thing that shocked me was how controlled it was. More than I thought. It’s a TV show at the end of the day.”
Matty suggests that if campmates “do nothing,” producers will come to meet and encourage activity. Then he added: “No, they wouldn’t really say that, but they’re in control.”
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And although he claims the producers are “totally in control,” he makes sure his interactions are authentic, saying he’s “never prompted” to have some sort of conversation. certain chat.
The medalist, however, alleges that the campmates were “treated like c**p” and stated that they were not allowed to socialize while awaiting trial.
He said that campmates would “want to chat” while they waited for the trials to be established, though he alleges this was not allowed.
Matty said test participants were segregated before them, speculating: “They didn’t want relationships to be built or conversations to happen off-camera.”
He said it “makes sense” but ultimately led him to question why they were being “treated like c**p.” He added: “You’re not allowed to do anything.”
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