I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here is great for finding out star secrets. When the celebs get chatting they often reveal new and interesting details about themselves.
Or, in the case of former radio 1 DJ and current Deal Or No Deal presenter Noel Edmonds, utterly bizarre details.
Mr Blobby’s BFF confessed that had bought himself a black cab in order to make driving around Bristol easier and then… to the amazement of viewers and fellow celebs alike… claimed that when his cab wheeze stopped working he had bought a Routemaster bus so that he could continue drive in the city’s bus lanes.
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It’s hard to know whether Noel was a hundred per cent serious. When he said that he had obtained his black cab licence from ‘the mayor of Crinkley Bottom’ there was a definite twinkle in his eye and his assertion that he always travelled with a mannequin called Candice in the back stretched credulity to somewhere near breaking point.
Most of the other celebs didn’t seem to be taking Noel too seriously
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According to Noel, his black cab dodge saved him five months of travelling time before newly-installed traffic cameras put paid to the scheme.
Most of the other celebs were chuckling away and were clearly taking Noel’s claims with a pinch of salt but Fleur certainly took him at his word.
Fleur was absolutely stunned by Noel’s claims
Later, in the Bush Telegraph, she exclaimed “What a life! How the other half live…” before saying that she wouldn’t resort to such extreme tactics and would just “get my Oyster and jump on the tube mate, like everyone else.’
Fans on social media were quick to back her up, praising her unpretentiousness
But then almost immediately, naysayers piped up, saying that Noel would have much more difficulty than Fleur would using public transport because he was immeasurably more famous:
Meanwhile, Bristolians weighed in with a more practical objection to Fleur’s outburst – Bristol doesn’t have a tube that she could jump onto.
Whether Noel was telling the complete truth or not, it was a funny moment and certainly had Anne shaking with mirth. Be sure to tun in tonight to see what outrageous claim Noel makes next!
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