I’m A Celebrity’s James McVey has finally addressed cheating rumours that have plagued his relationship with girlfriend Kirstie Brittain for years.
The Vamps star, who joined his campmates in the jungle last Sunday, spoke to the Mirror about how he and Kirstie are stronger than ever after a ‘blip’ at the start of their four-year romance.
Kirstie was spotted kissing another man in 2014 , in pictures that enraged James’ fanbase.
James told the Mirror that he blamed himself for the infidelity situation as he was too "emotionally insecure" to deal with it.
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James has opened up about the cheating situation
"In hindsight, I really, really feel for her, because she was 19, she’d never been in a relationship, and I’d just had a difficult kind of relationship with an ex girlfriend, and I think it was that weird territory of I thought something more was happening than she thought," he admitted before he went into the jungle.
"She was quite scared, and we weren’t technically together. I jumped the gun, I was really excited, so I think I kind of was probably quite emotionally immature back then, and I really feel for her, because she got a lot of negative press around that, but we weren’t even officially together."
James revealed that their four-year anniversary will pass while he’s in the jungle, and this will be the longest time they’ve ever spent apart.
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They won’t speak to each other for the longest time in their relationship
"That’s going to be the hardest part of the whole thing," he said.
"I’m actually going to miss our four year anniversary at the start of December being in the the jungle, so it’s going to be the longest time that we’ve ever gone without speaking. Normally, yeah, we’ll speak every day, so that’s going to be really tough, but I think that everyone in the camp’s going to be in the same sort of position."
Kirstie, who works as a model alongside her masters degree, is flying out to Australia halfway through the series to see James when the campmates are allowed a visit from their loved ones – and James hinted that he might pop the question.
"I was joking round with the other Vamps boys saying that my one special item should have been an engagement ring, and I could have really embarrassed her on the bridge coming off, but I’ve not had time to get it yet. That would have been a good one though.
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James is thinking about proposing
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"I think [I’ll propose] maybe within the next six months, but who knows? I’ve not got a ring yet though," he added.
James’ honesty comes as Kirstie issued a plea to her trolls to stop sending hateful messages about her ‘cheating’.
"Truly trying to block out the haters," she said in reply to one supporter who sent her love during last night’s episode.
"I’m always trying to remember that personal lives are personal for a reason and all that matters is that you yourself knows what’s right and who you really are – but these f***ers make it hard!!
"I’m getting there, thank you for being kind," she added.
*I’m A Celebrity continues tonight at 9pm on ITV
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