I'm A Celebrity's Jake Quickenden responds to claims the show is edited

Former I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here star Jake Quickenden has responded to claims that the ITV show is edited.

Rebekah Vardy recently claimed that the programme is scripted, and that campmates were told to discuss certain topics round the fire.

But speaking exclusively to Digital Spy, Jake, who came second on the show in 2014, revealed that was never the case during his time on the show.

“I don’t know if we just had a really chatty camp but what you see is what you get with it. You never get told to take a shower or anything like that, it’s pretty much exactly like you see on TV,” he said.

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“I was expecting it to be a little more. When you walk to trials you get camera men, but you can’t get filmed by rocks. They don’t talk to you, there’s no outside information or anything like that. They don’t give you food on the sly. It was authentic when I was in there. That was four years ago so I don’t know how that’s changed but when I was there, it was what you see what you get.

“We never refilmed anything.”

He also spoke about how he coped with his time in Australia, especially when it came to hunger.

“I really enjoyed it. I was really surprised they asked me, so I just went in massively enjoying the whole experience. I used to watch it every year with my old man so then to be in there… I met some amazing people.

“I didn’t really struggle, nothing really bothered me. When people got hungry, I knew that it was just for three weeks, I just have to put up with it for three weeks. I embraced it rather than struggling with it.

“You just have to drink as much water as you can and eat when you’re given the food. [The water] is rank, it’s warm because you have to boil it then it’s just warm all the time. I hated it.”

Jake is soon heading to Portsmouth to play Prince Charming in the The Kings Theatre’s pantomime, Cinderella.

“I did panto last year for the first time and I just really enjoyed it, I had a really good time,” he said. “It’s a good laugh, you meet nice people and you get experience on stage. I get to sing, act and have a laugh. I jumped at the chance.”

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He added: “They asked me to be Prince Charming so I took that. Every geezer loves to be a Prince Charming. It’s quite flattering. Until they meet me. I’m too Northern, I don’t sound like a Prince do I?

“I’m going to have to put on a bit of a posh voice, I’ve been hanging out with Spencer Matthews a bit, he’s teaching my how to talk posh.”

Cinderella is at The Kings from December 11 to January 6. Tickets are available here.

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