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Celebs round on fainting McKeith

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! contestants have rounded on Gillian McKeith, claiming her fainting spell on live TV was a fake.

And the under-fire nutritionist has suffered a foul-mouthed tongue-lashing from Shaun Ryder when she criticised his smoking.

McKeith had a further blow when she was forced to eat in solitary confinement after smuggling salt into the camp in her rucksack.

She was seen collapsing on Sunday night's edition of the ITV1 show, moments after learning she had been chosen for a bushtucker trial. Linford Christie stepped in to save the day, winning 12 meals.

The incident followed previous episodes in which McKeith refused to tackle challenges, leaving camp-mates struggling for food. And her latest faint prompted some of the others to complain that the fall was not genuine - and simply an "on-cue" stunt.

Dom Joly commented: "I smell Baftas for that faint, I really do."

Ryder said: "If that was real, so are my teeth." He added: "We get 12 meals and Gillian gets an Academy Award."

Prior to his departure from the camp, Nigel Havers told the others: "The faint was just brilliant. It's just the timing was so good."

McKeith was later thrown into the camp's prison for cheating in the "Kangaroo Court" trial, by moving from her position to avoid being covered in bugs. It prompted her to rant at producers and she said she would refuse to take part in another task.

She said: "If I get another trial tomorrow which I probably will, then I want a pardon, you will need to drag me there by my hair because I won't be going. Who is in the power seat now? Parole me or I don't go to the trial and I mean that."


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