Shane Warne had a special 'smoko' rule on I'm A Celeb that no other contestant has had
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Shane Warne had special treatment during his appearance on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here that none of his fellow contestants got to enjoy.
The late cricketer appeared on the Australian version of the hit ITV reality series back in 2016, and came in 5th place after being eliminated on day 41.
According to Dr Chris Brown, who hosts the series alongside Julia Morris, Shane Warne got some extra special treatment during his time in the jungle.
Speaking to Jase and Lauren on KIIS FM this week, Brown revealed: "There's rules for Warnie and there's rules for everyone else. No one else has ever got the privileges that Warnie got."
Warner, who was known to be a heavy smoker and spoke openly about his nicotine addiction, was given special 'smoko' breaks during his time in the jungle, according to Brown.
"He is the only one that has ever been able to have special Warnie time," the I'm A Celeb host admitted.
LADbible has approached ITV Australia for comment.
To give you an idea of just how much Shane needed his smoke breaks, he once famously signed a $200,000 deal with nicotine substitute manufacturer Nicorette to quit smoking for four months, but was caught lighting up a cigarette just hours before the deal was due to end.
“I had one cigarette in the West Indies and the Nicorette people know about that,” Shane admitted at the time, The Age reports.
“It was the last night. Unfortunately I gave in to the temptation. It was after the disappointing way that the tour finished.
"It was late at night when I had had a night out with the lads. I was very disappointed at having it and hopefully I can still try to kick the habit. It’s been a bloody lot harder than I thought.”
Shane sadly passed away last March of a suspected heart attack aged just 52.
Warne's management confirmed the news in a statement, saying he was in Koh Samui, Thailand at the time and that despite 'the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived'.
Warne played his first test match in 1992 and throughout his career made more than 300 appearances for Australia across all formats.
He captained the Australian national team in One Day Internationals and played domestic cricket for his home state of Victoria, as well as English domestic cricket for Hampshire, where he led the team as captain for 3 seasons from 2005 to 2007.
Warne earned a reputation as one of the greatest bowlers in cricket history, having taken 708 Test match wickets and 293 One-Day International wickets. In 1999, Warne helped Australia win the Cricket World Cup.