The singer was taking part in a secret challenge with fellow newcomer Ruthie Henshall, and had to make sure the campmates gave the wrong answer to the Castle Coin challenge.
The question they were asked was: ‘What was the first name of Shakespeare when he was baptised? A – William or B – Walter?’
Not skipping a beat, the 53-year-old set about insisting that William is the wrong answer.
Completely deadpan, he stated: ‘I know for a fact, it’s definitely Walter.’
William Shakespeare? Never heard of him…
A Twitter user questioned: ‘Are they all really that gullible that they believed Ruthie and Russell that William Shakespeare’s name when he got baptised was “Walter”?
‘Its like the most obvious question ever. Haha #ImACeleb #imacelebrity.’
‘Walter Shakespeare. Amazed how not one camp mate questioned that #ImACeleb,’ another agreed.
One commented: ‘How was that so easy to convince them all that Walter Shakespeare was his name, idiots #ImACeleb.’
‘Omg funniest thing ever, didn’t take too much convincing, methinks! #ImACeleb,’ a follower said.
EastEnders’ Danny Hatchard also got in on the action, adding: ‘How did they fall for Walter! F**king WALTER!! #ImACeleb.’
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! continues daily, at 9pm, on ITV.
Credit: Original article published here.