Charlene White becomes the first star eliminated from I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!

Charlene White on I'm A Celeb
Charlene is heading back home (Picture: ITV/Shutterstock)

The public has voted for the first time in I’m A Celebrity and they have decided to boot Charlene White off the ITV juggernaut series.

Presenters Ant and Dec entered the jungle to reveal the Loose Women panelist would be sent back to the UK after nearly two weeks Down Under.

On leaving the Australian jungle, she told the Geordie duo: ‘This is really, really weird.’

When asked by the hosts about being the maternal figure in the camp, the journalist said: ‘Once you are a parent, you take on this role wherever you go.’

Charlene said she would like Coronation Street star Sue Cleaver or former rugby player Mike Tindall to win I’m A Celebrity.

It may come as a surprise as many had thought Matt Hancock would be the first to be given his marching orders.

Hancock had caused widespread controversy for signing up to I’m A Celeb and has been slammed for abandoning his constituents during a cost-of-living crisis and by Covid-19 charities.

Charlene White on I'm A Celeb
Charlene said it was ‘really weird’ to be leaving (Picture: ITV/Shutterstock)

But bookies had previously suggested that the disgraced politician would not be the first booted out despite the backlash.

According to, Boy George was actually the favourite for first elimination, as his odds have ducked from 10/1 to just 3/1.

Meanwhile, Coral Bookmakers said Charlene was the favourite to leave the jungle, saying: ‘Charlene has possibly struggled to catch the public’s imagination as much as some of the other celebs this year, and as a result she’s a short-price to be the first celebrity eliminated from the jungle this year.’

Elsewhere on the show, Charlene also finally addressed why she had opted to sleep in the hammock, rather than in the more spacious and comfortable RV.

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Hancock is still in the jungle (Credits: ITV/Shutterstock)

After Matt Hancock had been voted as camp leader earlier this week, and selected the Loose Women panelist to be his deputy, they were given the more luxurious sleeping arrangement.

However, Charlene had refused to take I’m A Celeb up on the offer, which irked some viewers who accused her of ‘breaking the rules.’

Ant and Dec on I'm A Celeb
Ant and Dec delivered the verdict (Credits: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Even Ant and Dec had weighed in on the debate and emphasized kipping in the RV wasn’t an obligation, but a choice.

On Twitter, the Geordie duo wrote: ‘The rules said that only the leader and deputy are allowed to stay in the RV, it didn’t state they HAD to…’

Charlene White on I'm A Celeb
Charlene doesn’t want to sleep next to Hancock because she’s an ‘impartial journalist’ (Picture: ITV/Shutterstock)

Speaking on Friday’s dramatic episode, Charlene explained her reasoning for not sleeping in the RV to Sue Cleaver.

She said: ‘I’m an impartial journalist, I can’t be sharing a room with a sitting MP because that just doesn’t sit well with me impartiality wise.

‘And I just think, if he were ever to become minister again how can I sit and question him about anything when I’ve shared a room with him?’

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