She was voted off last night.
Dame Arlene Phillips was the first I’m A Celeb contestant to be booted off this year’s series, and with a storm disrupting some episodes, she’s finally revealed exactly what everyone got up to during it.
And they did the exact opposite to what everyone had speculated, not being allowed to go on their phones, read the news or even contact their families.
Each contestant was taken from the castle and brought into separate isolation when the storm hit, leaving the show off the air for a few days as extreme weather hit the Welsh town.
Speaking to Good Morning Britain, the former Strictly Come Dancing judge said that being out of the castle wasn’t at all what they expected.
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She said: “We definitely didn’t get our phones back. I wish. The only thing we had to watch was Netflix. No news, no family contact, nothing.
“We spent a day in the castle. We didn’t know where we were going to go, what was going to happen. And then we were taken into isolation.
“We all had separate houses and there was some food waiting for us. We were totally isolated.”
She added: “It was very strange because you are out of the castle but you are still in isolation.
— I'm A Celebrity… (@imacelebrity) December 5, 2021
“For me it was great because I managed to get delivered my Josh Wood (hair dye) and I could do my roots. That was the biggest thrill of a lifetime, to go back without my roots showing. It was a good thing for me.
“And then we went back into the castle we just immediately got on with the job in hand, getting everything prepared. It was cold, we had to make the fire, get on with it.”
While they managed to get their hands on some luxury items typically forbidden, getting back to the castle was as if nothing had happened.
Arlene spoke of her time on the show as “an adventure of a lifetime” despite it being a lot harder than she first expected.