Jake Quickenden has confessed that the I’m A Celebrity camera team made him feel ‘invisible’ when he was in camp.
The 35-year-old British singer came to popularity on The X Factor in 2012 and again in 2014, before winning Dancing On Ice four years later in 2018.
Jake ended as runner-up on I’m A Celebrity in 2014, shortly after his second X Factor participation, which saw him reach the live shows.
Jake has reminisced on his experience in the jungle ahead of the next series of I’m A Celebrity, which will feature the show’s most contentious line-up yet.
Jake explained all about an odd contact he had with a camera operator while competing in a Bushtucker trial in the middle of his stories about jungle life.
‘The cameramen are not allowed to talk to you,’ he explained to Betway. ‘[But] when you go to a trial, you’ve obviously got a few following you.’
‘I remember one of them had Tic Tacs and I was like, “Can I please have a Tic Tac? [but] he wasn’t allowed to talk to me and wasn’t allowed to give me one.’
He went on to remark that it was weird to be followed by such a huge team while not being able to speak to any of them.
‘I always used to ask them for the football scores,’ he joked, ‘but they’d never talk to you.
‘You do see people throughout the day, but it’s like you’re invisible.’
Jake also said that he and his campmates would frequently try to wound up the camera operators in order to get them to say something.
Jake also said that he felt ill during the special final dinner in camp due to how his body had changed throughout his stay in the jungle.
‘I remember we got a final meal, where you get to choose your starter, main and dessert. I ate it and I never felt so ill afterwards because my stomach had shrunk.”
Meanwhile, I’m A Celebrity returns on Sunday night, with Jamie-Lynn Spears, Nigel Farage, and Josie Gibson among those entering the jungle.
After being dumped into the perilous Australian outback, the politician, 59, and TV presenter, 38, have already taken part in the first trial with Nella Rose, 26.
It’s been described as the show’s greatest and most gruelling debut challenge yet.
Watch I’m A Celebrity from Sunday at 9pm on November 19 on ITV.