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I'm A Celeb Fans Fuming After Show 'Ruins' Christmas For Kids When Contestants Discuss Santa

I'm A Celeb Fans Fuming After Show 'Ruins' Christmas For Kids When Contestants Discuss Santa

Many parents are fuming after last night's episode of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here, in which contestants Ian Wright and James Haskell had a conversation that suggested Father Christmas isn't real. I know, the ruddy cheek.

The two were discussing their favourite festive memories, sharing tales about the traditions their family honoured each year.

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James Haskell explained his parents would go 'all out' at Christmas when he was little, saying he'd come downstairs to find footprints by the fireplace and half-eaten carrots - presumably the work of Santa and his team of dedicated reindeer.

Credit: ITV
Credit: ITV

Ian Wright also recalled how he would dress up in a white beard and red suit for his kids when they were small.

The episode aired after the watershed, but some people took to Twitter to express their frustration over Haskell and Wright's comments - with one mum also tweeting ITV2 directly to ask them to remove the clip from the episode ahead of its repeat at 6pm the next day, when younger viewers might be watching.

Another parent tweeted: "Just ruined f***ing Christmas for my kids... nice one."

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A third wrote: "Sh*ttttttttttttttt. Let my little man stay up to watch #ImACeleb and they're talking about SANTA and childhood. I just did a serious jump up and dance around the room to hide the convo."

Many other viewers, however, argued that any children old enough to believe in Santa shouldn't be up watching the show as it's a 'school night', and that as the programme airs at 9pm each evening it's fair game.

Last night's episode also became a conversation topic when viewers became convinced that the Bushtucker trial was 'fixed' after Caitlyn Jenner kept losing - but didn't look like she was hardly moving.

The campmates were taking part in the Bad Banquet Reckoning trial, which saw half of the celebrities battle with the usual creepy crawlies in a bid to win a luxury dinner, while the other half were trapped in water tanks.

Caitlyn Jenner, Kate Garraway, Andrew Maxwell and Andy Whyment were tasked with shoving their heads through a hole in a banquet table and resting their chin on a red button.

If they moved their chin off the button as the critters were dropped on to them, a red light would go off which resulted in a fail.

Andrew and Andy won the trial with the least amount of fails - which left viewers puzzled when it came to Caitlyn, who they reckon managed to 'keep her chin still'.

Speaking after the trial, Caitlyn told cameras: "I didn't feel like I let any pressure off the button whatsoever and the button went off, I don't believe this."

LADbible has contacted ITV regarding Haskell and Wright's comments, as well as claims that last night's trial was 'fixed'.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: I'm a celebrity, Entertainment, TV and Film

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

 

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