As much as we’ve (not so) secretly enjoyed all the quitting drama on this year’s I’m A Celebrity, we would quite easily put a bet or two on the fact that the show’s producers will be practically bald by the end of it.
Sorry guys and gals.
We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you producers might want to start tearing out those last baby hairs because it’s now being rumoured that Michael Buerk is contemplating swapping bugs for caviar and leaving the jungle paradise.
Is there some sort of celebrity repellent planted in the celebrities’ sleeping bags or something?! We’ve never known so many vaguely famous names to give up so fast.
Today, 68-year-old Michael is being tipped as the third celeb to chuck the Mowgli life in for something more glamourous after apparently admitting he “deeply regrets” giving in to the £120,000 fee.
DON’T GO PLEASE.
According to The Daily Star, the legendary broadcaster feels he doesn’t fit with any of the other campmates except Tinchy Stryder (LOLZ), and has left his family worried about his rapid weight loss.
Well bugs don’t exactly equal muscles do they?
Yesteday, Michael admitted his scarily depressing thoughts on the whole experience, revealing: “When I got here my thoughts were pretty horrible actually. There are two or potentially three weeks ahead banged up with people you don’t know.
“My thoughts were: ‘I’m regretting this, why on earth did I agree to do it?’
“I feel like the younger campers have to take care of me. This is their world in a sense and not mine. They have got to take care of me, I need help. I am not helping them, they are helping me.
“My bottom is wearing out sitting on these logs all day. It’s my bones.”
Now THAT doesn’t sound so good. SOMEONE GET THAT MAN A BURGER AND CHIPS PRONTO.
It’s claimed that Michael feels his jungle experience could harm his future career as far as fronting documentaries and the like goes. What do you mean I’m A Celeb isn’t viewed as high-brow TV?!
Ahem. A source has also admitted that Michael’s concerns have been picked up by show’s bosses, saying: “Just as things were settling down, now Michael wants to go. Frantic efforts are being made to persuade him to stay.
“He adds a certain gravitas to the camp atmosphere. He would be a huge loss.”
We agree Although if rumours that either Tom Daley or Andrew Flintoff could replace him are true, we guess we couldn’t complain TOO much.
Sorry not sorry.
TOWIE‘s Gemma Collins was the first celeb to get out of there after the grand total of, erm, 72 hours of jungle life. Guess we’ll never find out if she could be the female version of Bear Grylls after all.
She was closely followed by Craig Charles, who sadly left for more personal reasons after his elder brother tragically died of a heart attack back home.
We hope him and his family are being allowed to grieve in peace.
Now, can we just BAN the rest of the campmates from quitting please?! We’ll buy you a pudding from Iceland if you stay!
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