Belfast Telegraph

Havers quits celebrity jungle show

Nigel Havers has walked out of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! following a row about the jungle tasks.

The 59-year-old actor, who has been complaining about the treatment of the contestants, was an unlikely celebrity to appear on the show when his name was announced earlier this month.

He has become the first of this year's celebrities on the ITV1 show, who include Shaun Ryder, Linford Christie and Gillian McKeith, to quit.

On last night's show, the smoothie actor made it clear that he was unhappy with the latest task, in which he and the other celebrities should receive a mild electric shock.

After threatening to quit, he had a heated exchange with producers and technical staff but was eventually persuaded to return.

But Nigel grumbled that he would not stay on the show if he was forced into the camp's jail and made to wear a prison-style black and white striped outfit. The star, known for his roles in shows such as The Charmer and Dangerfield, as well as a recent stint as a gentleman escort in Coronation Street, said it would not be suitable for a man who was almost 60 to do such things.

On Monday a statement on the show's website confirmed: "Nigel Havers has called time of his jungle adventure and walked out of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!"


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