Former I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! star Gillian McKeith revealed that she actually faked a pregnancy to get out of doing gruesome bushtucker trials.
The You Are What You Eat host, 63, had a turbulent journey on the hit survival series, with viewers at home repeatedly voting for her to perform in every grisly task.
One of the stand-out moments to date, was when the TV personality fainted live on-air after presenters Ant and Dec revealed she would be taking part in a live trial.
Reflecting on her hellish stint on the annual programme, Gillian revealed just how far she went to avoid being in close proximity with the critters.
‘I tried everything to get out of these trials,’ she said.
‘I tried telling them I was pregnant and they didn’t believe me. I said, “I do actually believe I am pregnant and we really must take this seriously,”‘ she added to The Sun.
Gillian recently reflected on her jungle journey earlier this month to mark the return of series 22 – which features Matt Hancock, Boy George and Charlene White.
Asked what she hated most about her stint in the jungle, Gillian admitted: ‘Everything! It was horrendous! I was out every single day doing trials!’
‘Then you pretended to faint,’ Carol Vorderman quipped, and the TV star was quick to protest her innocence and pointed to her history of fainting.
‘I did not pretend to faint,’ she said. ‘I have a medical condition. I can’t believe you’re mocking it! That’s terrible – since five years old!’
Gillian also joked that ‘leaving’ the camp was the only redeeming feature of her time on the show, before admitting she did make ‘a couple of friends’, although she ‘wasn’t in camp very often’ because of all the trials she was voted to do.
It was also reported that Gillian is set to make a glorious comeback in the All-Stars special.
‘Gillian’s performance in 2010 was nothing short of legendary,’ a source told the publication.
Adding to The Sun, the insider revealed: ‘Talks are still ongoing and advanced, but everyone is confident she will put pen to paper and head to South Africa for filming in the next few months. It’ll be telly gold.’
I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! returns tonight at 9pm on ITV.
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