I’M A CELEBRITY… GET ME OUT OF HERE! fans were convinced they had spotted a “confiscated item” in the ITV jungle earlier this week on the Dec Donnelly and Holly Willoughby fronted series.
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! viewers took to social media after believing they had spotted one of the stars with a “banned” item. On Saturday night, fans of the show believed they saw Malique Thompson-Dwyer take a mobile phone out of his pocket.
The Hollyoaks actor was seen to remove an object from his pocket and check it just moments after Noel Edmonds was eliminated. One viewer tweeted: Malique defo just pulled out his phone on #imaceleb. Someone’s gonna get b**locked at for not editing that out!
However, those watching this series have seen Malique smoking several times – could he have pulled out a cigarette packet?
One viewer snapped: “Whoever said that Malique had his phone on him is actually dumb AF. it was so obvious it was a cigarette packet….PLUS….HOW IS HE CHARGING IT LMAO So confused people saying malique had a phone in camp WHERE #imaceleb,” questioned another.
Campmates are allowed to smoke in the jungle, so this could well explain the truth behind the item. The following night, Malique was the second to be evicted from the jungle after the public vote.
A spokesperson for ITV confirmed to Express.co.uk that there was “no phone” in the jungle. Malique has also confirmed during his exit interviews that he was “getting either his cigarettes or comb”.
Conspiracy theorists claimed that every time a campmate is eliminated they have been wearing their backpack and are seemingly “ready to go. Host Dec teased viewers last night and joked that whoever would leave the show would be “whoever’s got their backpack on”.