FATIMA WHITBREAD was at the centre of the first heated debate on this year's 'I'm A Celebrity.Get Me Out of Here, reacting furiously to being beaten in a light-hearted quiz hosted by 'The Only Way is Essex' star Mark Wright.
The former Olympic athlete was competing in a game called 'Family Jungle', which was designed by Wright to pass the time in camp. Emmerdale star Lorraine Chase teamed up with Antony Cotton while Fatima partnered CRISSY ROCK. Beginning the quiz, Mark asked fans who his favourite footballer was, to which Fatima blurted out, "Well there is only one great British footballer and that's David Beckham and shame on you if you've not got it". After Mark told her she had the wrong answer, Fatima reacted furiously but nevertheless kept guessing after being handed the clue 'Redknapp'. The Olympian guessed 'Harry Redknapp', but when Mark revealed the correct answer was his son Jamie Redknapp, Fatima yelled, "I'm not having that.I'm allowed to have my opinion and the rules were wishy washy". Although the pair agreed to disagree, the tension was still palpable over dinner, with Fatima suggesting Mark and Antony should do the washing up. Lorraine butted in to defend Mark, telling Fatima, "I'm trying to clear the air because I don't want to go to bed with you upset.But the way you talk. Its offensive".
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The line-up for this year's 'I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here' has been announced, with 'The Only Way is Essex' star Mark Wright heading the latest batch of celebrities heading to the Australian jungle.
ITV officially announced the cast on Wednesday (9th November 2011), which includes a Hollywood actress, a horse racing hero and a comedy legend. The celebrities will be leaving their plush pads to potentially spend three weeks in the harsh surroundings of the jungle. Socialite Mark Wright, who tags himself Mr Essex, is already one of the bookies favourites to become King of the Jungle, but he'll have strong competition from jockey WILLIE CARSON and comedy star Freddie Starr. Elsewhere, Hollywood actress Stefanie Powers, best known for her role in television series Hart-to-Hart is appearing, as is sporting hero FATIMA WHITBREAD, actress CRISSY ROCK and soap stars Antony Cotton and Lorraine Chase. Making up the younger contingent will be 'The Real Hustle' actress and model Jessica Jane Clement and McFly star Dougie Poynter.
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I'm A Celebrity 2011 is now just days away, with the first celebrities on this year's show beginning to arrive in Australia ahead of Sunday's premiere (13th November 2011). Former Emmerdale star Lorraine Chase was first to arrive in Brisbane this week, reports the UK's Daily Mail.
The 60-year-old was dressed smartly in a red summer dress as she was snapped upon her arrival, telling reporters, "I had a 60th birthday in July and ever since then I've been trying to find a challenge. I'm A Celebrity is that challenge". In a surprise move, ITV bosses appear to have chosen an older crowd for this year's show, with 69-year-old comedian FREDDIE STARR also jetting out of Heathrow on his way Down Under. Elsewhere, former jockey WILLIE CARSON is appearing on the show, as is American actress Stefanie Powers, best known for her television drama 'Hart to Hart'. Shortly after landing in Australia, Carson said, "I'm really looking forward to experiencing Australia, but I'm not prepared for roughing it in the jungle. I'm not ready for the camping aspect and I'm really going to miss my bed". The younger contingent on this year's show is rumoured to be headed by 'The Only Way is Essex' star Mark Wright, while The Real Hustle's Jessica-Jane Clement is also rumoured to be making the trip.
The full line up for this year's show will be revealed on Thursday (10th November 2011), with the first episode set to air on Sunday.
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