She’s gained a LOT of attention hanging out in her bikini on I’m A Celebrity, but any men hoping for Melanie Sykes‘ affections should probably be aware that she’s quite happy on her own thanks.
Channelling her inner Destiny’s Child, Mel continued her argument with Edwina Currie from last night as she explained that she’s an independent woman.
All the women who are independent/Throw your hands up at me etc etc.
Showing off her errrrrrmazing bikini body, the 44-year-old wasn’t quite done with Edwina, 68, and her views on feminism and decided to announce her own views on the subject.
She told Edwina: “I don’t need a man for anything but sex. I’m self-sufficient me, I’ve been that for 12 years.
“I’ve got all my mates, my family and I don’t need a man. It would be nice if he was there, but I don’t need them there.”
SHE DOESN’T NEED ONE, ALRIGHT?!
The politician wasn’t letting the debate slide though, as she later said: “It could be a generational thing. It’s just the idea, I find it so bizarre. These beautiful women in their 40s are saying I don’t need a man.“
That is what they are saying, Edwina. Well done on listening correctly. Gold star.
Kendra and Mel also later discussed the erm, discussion, comparing it to the argument Kendra and Edwina had previously been involved in.
Kendra said: “She’s independent. She does things on her own. Maybe it’s more ‘I love my man’. Maybe she was trying to say ‘I love my man’. She’s like, I love my man and I love that he’s around”
Mel then added: “I’m envious that she has the love of her life. It’s amazing. But I was only cross because I was being told that I’m not independent.”
WELL NOW WE’RE CONFUSED. Make your mind up Mel!
The frosty atmosphere in camp started when Edwina suggested a man do the latest Bushtucker trail, because the women wouldn’t be able to cope with the physical nature of it. SAY WHAT?!
Mel and Kendra were left shocked when Edwina ignored their candidacy for the task, choosing to favour the more muscular Foggy instead.
When Mel challenged her, the former Minister of Parliament explained herself saying that she wanted to eat tonight.
Mel was visibly shocked at Edwina’s sexist stance on the trial, exclaiming: “Are you saying we wouldn’t be able to do it? You should believe in the sisterhood. You’re a strong woman.”
Edwina, always one to have an answer, replied: “I don’t believe in that, I believe in us all together.”
Don’t think these two will be BFFs somehow.
The only way this could be made better is if Mel decided to launch into a rendition of the Destiny’s Child ‘independent’ classic for a spot of camp karaoke. GO ON, MEL.
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