The arrival of Noel Edmonds in to the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! jungle has already ruffled feathers and has seen the odds on one of the favourites take a tumble.
Before the Deal or No Deal host arrived on the scene, entertainer John Barrowman had become a firm favourite of viewers but it has all changed now that Noel has arrived.
The 69-year-old TV legend made a dramatic entrance onto the ITV show as he was introduced to the campmates by Holly Willoughby and Declan Donnelly, as the Emperor.
Noel Edmonds has entered the jungle
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This gave Noel the opportunity to choose certain campmates to enjoy certain privileges, along with himself and one of the ultimate prizes of this could be immunity from the first public vote.
Noel had already been seen knocking John in a video before his arrival, in which he described the 51-year-old as, "the self-styled queen of the jungle."
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The pair then clashed as Noel slapped John down for speaking to the ‘Emperor’ in a sarcastic tone before admonishing him for ‘scratching his groin’ while speaking to him.
John Barrowman contemplates his jungle future
Before Noel arrived, John Barrowman was the camp’s biggest character
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Talking later in the Bush Telegraph, John complained: “I know he was trying to make a joke and be funny but it didn’t land well with me and for that moment I’m probably being overly sensitive and it’s at this exact time that my husband would say I need a sandwich.
"It’s not his fault and I’m an adult, I know that, it was just that moment and some of us are feeling ‘arhhh’.”
Bookies were quick to slash the odds on John being the first to go, with some slashing them by half as the feeling grows that he may find his time with Noel too much to bear.
Coronation Street’s Sair Khan still remains the favourite to be the first voted out but the dramatic fall in John’s odds could mean that viewers are already showing the hand ahead of the first vote.
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