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I'm A Celeb's Nicola McLean was shocked after ITV aired her bikini slip

Callum Jones

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I'm A Celeb's Nicola McLean was shocked after ITV aired her bikini slip

TV personality and glamour model Nicola McLean has recalled her bikini slip moment on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!, which was aired on TV much to her shock.

McLean appeared on the eighth series of the reality TV show back in 2008, alongside the likes of former tennis player Martina Navratilova and Joe Swash - with the latter being crowned King of the Jungle.

In that series, ITV aired a clip of McLean having a bikini slip on its ITV2 spin-off of the main show, I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! NOW!.

Nicola McLean was shocked to find out ITV aired the clip. Credit: ITV
Nicola McLean was shocked to find out ITV aired the clip. Credit: ITV

Now, over a decade on, McLean has spoken of the incident in a Facebook Live with the Daily Star and was asked if she did it intentionally to get some air time.

She responded: "My husband asked me that, I said: 'What do you think of me? Absolutely not'.

"You get a modesty smock and you can get changed in that but I found a way not to use it, but I obviously just had an accident.

"I don't think they aired it on ITV they aired it on ITV2 on the after thing.

She continued: "Everything has changed so much you wouldn't have half the stuff now even the way the tabloids write about you now and in a good way I guess but there was so much misogynistic behaviour around women especially glamour models back then.

Nicola McLean says the bikini slip was not intentional. Credit: LANDMARK MEDIA/Alamy Stock Photo
Nicola McLean says the bikini slip was not intentional. Credit: LANDMARK MEDIA/Alamy Stock Photo

"I knew they'd air it but I was shocked."

During her time in the jungle, McLean told show bosses that her breast implants had turned a year old, so she asked if a birthday party for her boobs on the show could happen.

After releasing it was the one-year anniversary since her surgery, McLean rushed to the Bush Telegraph - the place where celebs talk to a camera away from the main camp.

But when the former Page Three model rushed into the Telegraph, she was greeted by former politician Brian Paddick, who was giving a private chat.

Speaking to the Daily Star, she said: "It was really bad because it was Brian and I loved him, he was a sweet guy but he was in there walking about something really sad like a death or something.

The TV personality interrupted Brian Paddick in the Bush Telegraph to talk about her boobs. Credit: ITV
The TV personality interrupted Brian Paddick in the Bush Telegraph to talk about her boobs. Credit: ITV

"And I was like no these need to be celebrated and said 'cmon, guys these need a birthday party.

While the boob party didn't end up happening, the campmates sang happy birthday regardless.

"The campmates sang them happy birthday though. I was hoping the Bush Telegraph would give us brownies or something," McLean said.

Featured Image Credit: Daily Star/ ITV

Topics: ITV, Im A Celebrity, UK News, TV and Film

Callum Jones
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