I’m A Celeb stars baffle fans when they start talking about ‘surprise’ campmates Russell and Ruthie

Fans of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! were left unconvinced on Tuesday night, after the campmates seemingly confirmed they were aware of ‘surprise’ newcomers Ruthie Henshall and Russell Watson.

During the final moments of the show – which are aired live – hosts Ant and Dec told the 10 celeb contestants already in the castle that they were all taking part in the trial.

After this, the presenters told viewers at home that the camp had no idea they were going to be joined by singer Russell and actress Ruthie.

We're onto you! Fans of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! were left unconvinced on Tuesday night, after the campmates seemingly confirmed they were aware of 'surprise' newcomers Ruthie Henshall and Russell Watson

We're onto you! Fans of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! were left unconvinced on Tuesday night, after the campmates seemingly confirmed they were aware of 'surprise' newcomers Ruthie Henshall and Russell Watson

We’re onto you! Fans of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! were left unconvinced on Tuesday night, after the campmates seemingly confirmed they were aware of ‘surprise’ newcomers Ruthie Henshall and Russell Watson

However, as the camera lingered on the celebrities as they geared themselves up for the trial, Shane Richie started repeating ‘R and R’.

Shane declared that he thought the name of the trial – Stage Fright – indicated ‘R and R’, presumably given the new campmates’ careers treading the boards. 

The others seemed to know what he was referring to, and viewers cottoned on as well.

‘Its alright saying the campmates haven’t a clue but Shane was walking round saying R&R. If that doesn’t mean Russell and Ruth then what DOES it mean. He knows!’ someone mused on Twitter.

R&R: As the camera lingered on the celebrities as they geared themselves up for the trial, Shane Richie started repeating 'R and R' - presumably code for 'Ruthie and Russell'

R&R: As the camera lingered on the celebrities as they geared themselves up for the trial, Shane Richie started repeating 'R and R' - presumably code for 'Ruthie and Russell'

R&R: As the camera lingered on the celebrities as they geared themselves up for the trial, Shane Richie started repeating 'R and R' - presumably code for 'Ruthie and Russell'

R&R: As the camera lingered on the celebrities as they geared themselves up for the trial, Shane Richie started repeating 'R and R' - presumably code for 'Ruthie and Russell'

R&R: As the camera lingered on the celebrities as they geared themselves up for the trial, Shane Richie started repeating ‘R and R’ – presumably code for ‘Ruthie and Russell’

Lies? Ant and Dec told viewers at home that the camp had no idea they were going to be joined by singer Russell and actress Ruthie

Lies? Ant and Dec told viewers at home that the camp had no idea they were going to be joined by singer Russell and actress Ruthie

Lies? Ant and Dec told viewers at home that the camp had no idea they were going to be joined by singer Russell and actress Ruthie

Another posted: ‘The camp mates clearly know about the new ones as after Ant and Dec spoke they were all chanting “R AND R” (Russel and Ruth)!’

Another penned: ‘Is it just me that heard Shane say “its R n R coming in” as they announced the trial… so they know already Russel and Ruthie are coming in?!’

‘Anyone else notice that some of the Celebs were talking about R & R (Russell and Ruth) before the end of the programme? They already knew two new campmates were going to be doing the trial. Awkward!’ someone else voiced.

In on it: Shane in particular seemed to be very aware of the incoming contestants

In on it: Shane in particular seemed to be very aware of the incoming contestants

In on it: Shane in particular seemed to be very aware of the incoming contestants

Eagle eared: Viewers cottoned on to the coded comment as well

Eagle eared: Viewers cottoned on to the coded comment as well

Eagle eared: Viewers cottoned on to the coded comment as well

‘Why did Shane and the others say R and R if they didn’t know they weren’t doing the trial and it was in fact Russel and Ruthie? Hmmmmmm?’ another amateur sleuth mused.

MailOnline has approached reps for comment.

I’m A Celeb continues at 9PM on ITV.

I’M A CELEBRITY… GET ME OUT OF HERE! 2020: Who are the two new celebrities?

Name: RUSSELL WATSON

Age: 53

Claim to fame: Operatic and pop tenor, who came to attention in 1999 when singing God Save The Queen at the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final. He also survived a brain tumour

Phobias: Darkness, claustrophobia, insects, heights, bad gag reflex – apart from that I am fine

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the castle: People think of classical singers as snooty but I am definitely not

Role in the camp: The Clown –I will also sing in the camp

Miss most: I know it’s a cliché but my wife and children

Dream campmate: Lulu, Paul O’Grady and even though he has done it before, Shaun Ryder

Relationship status: Married 

Name: RUTHIE HENSHALL

Age: 53

Claim to fame: Olivier-award winning theatre star and recording artitst. Made her West End debut in Cats in the 1980s

Phobias: Enclosed spaces   

Biggest misconception you want to dispel in the castle: This will be the first time I am going on a show as me rather than a character

Role in the camp: Clown and shoulder to cry on

Miss most: Caffeine

Dream campmate: George Clooney, Gerard Butler – the list goes on…

Relationship status: Single 

 

 

 

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