I’m A Celebrity: Five most shocking moments from the series premiere

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here is officially back on our TV screens with a star-studded line-up to get us through to Christmas.

It’s been an eventful first episode, filled with snakes, skydives, and screams, but here are the top five takeaways from the series premiere.

Josie Gibson makes the first dig at Nigel Farage

This Morning presenter Josie Gibson was the first of (hopefully) many to make a dig at controversial contestant Nigel Farage within just seconds of meeting one another.

When the two came face to face in the desert for their first trial, they acted cordial at first, exchanging handshakes and cheek kisses. 

But, when Farage told Gibson that he saw their participation in the show as an “adventure,” adding, “it can be easy, why not?”, Gibson couldn’t help herself and fired back: “It can’t be worse than Brexit, can it?”

Josie Gibson reassuring Nigel Farage on #ImACeleb that “it can’t be worse than Brexit” pic.twitter.com/jFbotjyy2p

— dave (@mrdavemacleod) November 19, 2023

Josie: It can’t be worse than Brexit #ImACeleb pic.twitter.com/KZJy6MKbNL

— TV Fan (@BbukSave) November 19, 2023

Go on Josie Gibson! Slighting Nigel Farage immediately. ITV knew what they were doing there. #ImACeleb

— Alice Harvey (@aliceharv) November 19, 2023

No one is exactly thrilled about Farage getting this much airtime, with many already threatening to boycott the series because of his casting. But if viewers get to watch the Brexit campaigner get taken down a peg or ten, they might just come around.

Sam Thompson is so starstruck he forgets that he’s a celebrity too

Made In Chelsea alum Sam Thompson really is just happy to be here.

The reality star has not yet had any qualms about the challenges and trials that lie ahead because he has been too starstruck by his castmates – particularly Fred Sirieix.

Sam meeting the other celebs #ImACeleb pic.twitter.com/SrVNwvn021

— Jordan Jacob (@JordanJacob01) November 19, 2023

Sam greeting the other celebs… #ImACeleb pic.twitter.com/CXHFbE8DqN

— antanddec (@antanddec) November 19, 2023

Sam not understanding that he is also indeed a celeb #ImACeleb pic.twitter.com/XplE8Uvs5O

— Pasha jacques (@pashajacques) November 19, 2023

Nella Rose divides viewers with petrified screeching

YouTube star Nella Rose has been like Marmite for I’m A Celeb fans so far.

While some are thrilled to see her on their screens, and already find themselves cackling along with her, others are already getting fed up with her shrieking.

It would appear that Nella Rose isn’t the best with wild animals, as the Catfish UK presenter couldn’t help but scream at the top of her lungs throughout her first challenge.

Seeing Nella Rose scream at another challenge #ImACeleb pic.twitter.com/SuOyg60YSe

— Christian Bucknell (@CSBucknell) November 19, 2023

nella has barely said 2 words and these yt facebook mums already want her out #ImACelebpic.twitter.com/ILup1sp1nz

— a. (@liiyuhh) November 19, 2023

But others can’t get enough of her antics and hilarious reactions, and are already gunning for her to win the entire series.

Me downloading whatever app I need to keep Nella in that jungle #ImACeleb pic.twitter.com/xpwZkFqVUD

— Browniee (@brownieekb) November 19, 2023

i will go to war for Nella Rose y’all better stay QUIET. #ImACeleb pic.twitter.com/fc5P7LNBBZ

— shan’s tw!tter (@LMIXTEARS) November 19, 2023

Marvin Humes forced to skydive after pulling out of one with JLS bandmates

Singer and presenter Marvin Humes was forced to seriously face his fears alongside Nick Pickard and Jamie-Lynn Spears.

All three contestants took their bravery to new heights as they took on the infamous skydive into camp.

Humes admitted that skydiving was “the worst thing you could throw at [him]”, and he had once even pulled out of a group skydive with his JLS bandmates because he was so petrified.

But Marvin, alongside Nick and Jamie Lynn, made it safely to the ground, much to his relief.

“Un-bloody-believable mate. That makes you feel alive. I was scared about nothing. Wow. I can’t believe it, we’ve done it,” he raved after returning back to earth.

“I never wanted to do it and I’ve done it. To conquer that fear of heights! I think my kids will be super proud.”


Marvin: I pulled out of a sky dive

Ant & Dec: You don’t say pic.twitter.com/nXo6ZRomPp

— Liam Heneghan (@lheneghan_liam) November 19, 2023

Jamie Lynn Spears doesn’t get picked for the first trial

While watching the celebs make their way into camp, viewers at home could vote for who they wanted to take on the first trial.

When it was revealed that two campmates were chosen by public vote, most people, both in camp and at home, presumed that Nigel Farage and Jamie Lynn Spears would be the obvious choices – what with Farage’s shoddy politics and xenophobia, and recent revelations made about Spears in her pop icon sister’s new memoir The Woman In Me.

It was no big surprise when Ant and Dec revealed that Farage had, in fact, been picked by the public. But it came as a shock to everyone – including Spears herself – when Nella Rose was picked instead of the Zoey 101 star.

“What?!” cried Spears when she learned she had been kept safe.

So you’re telling the British public voted Nella & NOT JAMIE LYNN??? #ImACeleb

— Harper (@harperwyntr) November 19, 2023

Even Jamie Lynn was surprised she didn’t get voted for the trial #ImACeleb

— tillzo ✰ (@ShowdownDias) November 19, 2023

Come on, I thought we’d agreed as a nation that its nigel and Jamie Lynn for every trial? Who TF voted for Nella?!

— Lorelle – Autistic with ARFID (@PurpleIsis) November 19, 2023

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here continues on Monday, 20 November at 9pm on ITV1 and ITVX.

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