Holly Willoughby has insisted any I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! viewers who are upset by the results should make sure they vote for their favourites.
The This Morning star urged fans to pick up the phone if they were left disappointed by Scarlette Douglas’ shock exit over the weekend, which made her the second person to leave camp after Charlene White’s elimination.
Speaking on Monday’s episode of the daytime show, she responded to social media uproar over Scarlette’s exit and argued: ‘But that’s what happens! We have this on Dancing On Ice and all these sorts of shows.
‘You can be in uproar, but if you didn’t pick up the phone and vote for somebody, this is what happens.’
While former Queen of the Jungle Georgia Toffolo admitted she was stunned by Scarlette’s departure and the fact that Babatunde Aleshe was named in the bottom two.
However, Holly’s co-host Phillip Schofield pointed out that Babatunde’s name being called out at that moment doesn’t necessarily mean he was actually the closest to Scarlette.
‘Although… we know that that’s not necessarily true. They have the bottom one and they pick a random person which is the most controversial,’ he said, while Holly – who hosted the show alongside Dec Donnelly in 2018 – insisted she couldn’t remember.
He added: ‘I’m pretty sure that it is not the bottom two.’
Indeed, I’m A Celebrity hosts Ant and Dec do say at the start of each reveal that the results are in no particular order – so Babatunde may not have received the second lowest number of votes.
A Place In The Sun star Scarlette became incredibly tearful as she said her goodbyes and hugged her fellow celebs, while Babatunde seemed particularly shocked.
In her exit interview, Scarlette spoke about being a ‘team player’ and how she loved to ‘keep busy’ in camp.
When Ant told her the camp are going to miss her because she’s been such a ‘positive force’, Scarlette grew tearful once again, as she said she already misses everyone.
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