Revealed! I'm A Celeb star Rita Simons has a VERY famous relative
21 November 2018, 15:11
I'm A Celeb's Rita Simons is related to a famous businessman... and we are SHOCKED.
I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! started last Sunday (18 November), meaning we've spent the last week having a good old stalk of the new campmates in a bid to dig up some gossip.
So far, we've discovered who's *really* vegan (after it was claimed some of the campmates were exempt from the trials because of their diets), who the bookies favourite to win is, as well as the top secret location where the show is filmed.
And the latest bit of jungle-related news has well and truly blown our socks off. It concerns Eastenders actress Rita Simons, and a certain *very famous* family-member of hers.
She's related to none other than Apprentice star and all-round billionaire big shot Alan Sugar!
How are Rita Simons and Alan Sugar related?
Lord Sugar is Rita's uncle, as he's married to her aunt Ann Simons.
Speaking before she entered the jungle about whether or not he'd be watching her in I'm A Celeb, she said: “We’ve had to keep coming into the Jungle a secret and so no, I haven’t told my Uncle yet, but I bet you he will watch it!”
Earlier this week, Rita, who played Roxy Mitchell in Eastenders, opened up about her battle with OCD while speaking to campmate Anne Hegerty, who has autism.
In the candid heart-to-heart, Rita said: “You know that I’m fully diagnosed OCD… I’m much better now. I’m not too bad with cleanliness and all of that. I don’t do any of the rituals any more."
Rita told Anne that she "wouldn't have guessed" she had autism, to which Anne replied that if she went into her house it would “show there was something very wrong”.
When Rita asked if she was a hoarder, Anne replied: “Absolutely, and messy. An OCD person would not like my house."It's just sort of, I just get overwhelmed by all the things there are to do, I'm like, I have no idea.”
I'm A Celebrity is on weeknights at 9PM on ITV.