Noel Edmonds’ wife Liz is delighted he was booted off I’m A Celeb and says a storm over his exit is a bit like Brexit!
The TV host’s eviction left viewers shocked and triggered a backlash from showbiz supporters.
Many had tipped the Deal or No Deal star to win.
But Liz, 49, today says Noel’s departure was all down to the cosmic order – a form of positive thinking which they believe in.
She adds: “I appreciate the support. It’s like Brexit, everybody voted but are now moaning about the result.”
Noel, 69, admitted he was “frazzled” by his exit and flattered by supportive messages.
Before heading off for a cosy reunion, Liz admits she had foreseen the axe.
She tells the Sunday Mirror “I thought he was going to go, I don’t know why, it’s just a feeling, but I think it will be for the good.
MEAL OR NO MEAL Sandra Redknapp, centre, joins applause before Noel heads off for nosh
(Image: Tim Merry/Daily Star)
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“Lots of people might be sad and angry he’s out but I’m really pleased.
“There is a reason for everything and usually around Noel those reasons turn out to be very positive.
“Think about it, his audience, all his old fans from Swap Shop probably don’t vote. The cosmos gives you everything for a reason.
“If this is the decision, then so be it.”
Mr Blobby creator Noel was on screen for just nine days and earned a reported £600,000 – £2,777 an hour.
Liz goes on: “People are saying he’s been given a lot for just a few days’ work but that’s not his fault. At least people have actually seen the Noel that I see every day. He is a huge joker and so much fun.
“I am very proud. People have seen the Noel I know – which sometimes isn’t represented in social media.”
When he left the jungle Noel had a routine medical and was told to “take it easy with food”.
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But after getting back to the Palazzo Versace hotel he headed over the road to the Sheraton for a three-hour lunch with Liz and stepson Harrison. Among those who greeted Noel at the Palazzo, on Australia’s Gold Coast, was Sandra Redknapp, wife of show favourite Harry, 71.
Ever the professional, Noel put a positive spin on his eviction, telling the Sunday Mirror: “To go out in this way with all this noise around it is better than going out second or third or even fourth. It’s incredible to see all this support coming through which I didn’t know was there. I’d have loved to have contributed more, I had a few tricks up my sleeve. I am competitive, I always have been. I knew I couldn’t win. I think the clear winners are Fleur East and possibly Harry.”
Noel and Liz took consolation from a string of social media messages.
Rocker Liam Gallagher hailed him, saying: “There’s only one Noel Edmonds. As you were.”
Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine said: “I
literally cannot believe Noel Edmonds is out of the jungle.”
TV’s Matthew Wright fumed: “What the hell is wrong with the British public – how can Noel Edmonds go first?? The most entertaining camp mate! Gutted.”
Meanwhile, there is already talk of a book deal, endorsements and an Instagram project to turn Noel and Liz into fitness gurus. They wed in 2009 and his jungle stint was the longest they had been apart since.
But they made up for lost time by cosying up last night. A show source said: “Noel and Liz got to spend the evening together with no distractions and did not leave their room all night.”
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