Jungle heartbreak for Corrie Craig

Published: Thursday 20th November 2014 by The News Editor

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Craig Charles was missing from the live section of I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! after he was reportedly told of his brother’s sudden death.

The Coronation Street star’s future on the ITV show is uncertain after he was informed of the death of his older brother Dean, The Sun said.

It is believed producers broke the news to him last night as he woke up in the Australian jungle, according to the newspaper.

Charles, 50, was not seen with his fellow contestants when presenters Ant and Dec entered the campsite on last night’s episode.

Earlier, the duo had told viewers that they could not vote for Charles when deciding which celebrity should take part in the next bushtucker trial.

Meanwhile, The Only Way Is Essex star Gemma Collins told fellow campers that the show had put her off TV for life after she quit the jungle.

She left in the early hours of yesterday, having managed just three days while grumbling about hunger and complaining that she thought she may have malaria.

But Collins, 33, said she had no regrets about taking part and suggested she would refocus her life as she declared: “I believe that this is the start of me now, and nothing is going to change it.”

Her final moments were screened in the show this evening, as she followed past contestants Brian Conley, Nigel Havers and Katie Price, who are among those who have previously opted to leave.

Explaining her decision to go she said: “I have to start living my life the way I want to live it and this isn’t it. Do you know what, I don’t want any of this, I just don’t want to have to put myself through such extreme measures all the time. I just want to be normal.”

And she told the others on the show: “I’m so out of my comfort zone that it’s made me realise the girl I once was. I have become a character, a puppet of Gemma that is not the real me and no amount of money would keep me here.

“I just want to be me and I don’t need to sit in the jungle for three weeks and play up to the cameras, I’m tired of it, I just want to be me. This has been the most life changing thing I’ve ever done and the best thing I could have done for myself.”

Collins’ manager Gemma Wheatley told BBC Radio 5 live that she would not be receiving her full fee.

Ms Wheatley said: “The way the contract is positioned, she gets a percentage for a certain number of days.

“But absolutely she won’t get the full fee and it would be very unfair if she did. She hasn’t done her time and she shouldn’t receive her full fee and she’s well aware of that. She will receive a small proportion of it.”

Published: Thursday 20th November 2014 by The News Editor

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