I'm A Celebrity awkward live blunder leaves viewers asking questions
11 December 2023, 11:37 | Updated: 11 December 2023, 11:46
I’m A Celeb has gaffe as producer appears after Nigel is eliminated
ITV fans were quick to spot the crew member on camera just seconds after Nigel Farage's exit.
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Appearing in the jungle holding a stack of production notes, the crew member was accidentally filmed telling the politician what to do following his elimination on Sunday night's show.
Viewers unexpectedly got a glimpse of the female employee instructing the third place runner-up on his movements as he made his way towards the famous bridge.
And while telly bosses quickly scrambled to cover-up the mistake, fans flooded social media over the cringeworthy behind-the-scenes gaffe and were left asking lots of questions.
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"What just happened on I’m a celeb?? Why did we just see a producer come into camp #ImACeleb," wrote one eagle-eyed viewer on X, formerly known as Twitter.
A second said: "Anyone else hear what they said before the break and someone went shh shhh shhh."
"Does anyone know what the producer whispered to #NigelFarage?," asked another fan.
A fourth added: "So #ImACeleb #ImACelebrity has a producer to the side of the camp the entire time???? Telling nigel to wait there and wispering? Ive always said it was a fix!"
Amid speculation online, one social media user appeared to have cracked the code by lip reading what the crew member told Nigel.
He wrote: "The producer said, ‘Just wait there whilst we do the link,’ and Nigel said, ‘Sure sure sure’."
Following the clumsy blooper, cameras panned to the ground, cut to a hammock then whizzed back to presenters Ant and Dec who totally ignored the error – all before the show diverted to an advert break.
Once back on screen, the presenting duo interviewed the controversial politician about his time in the Australian jungle and how he felt about coming third, as though no mistake had ever been made.
Boxer Tony Bellew and former Made In Chelsea star Sam Thompson were then left to fight for first place, before it was revealed the reality star was named King of the Jungle.
After being announced as the winner, the jolly 31-year-old flew into the arms of his close friend, second place sports star Tony.
Visibly emotional, Sam said: "Oh my God. I’m really overwhelmed.
"I didn’t think I was even going to be invited on the show. I don’t know what to say.
"Oh my God. I’m so grateful, thank you so much. I’ve dreamt of doing this show for years and years.
"You’ve made a boy’s dream come true. Thank you."
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