According to reports, the campmates are secretly ‘told what they need to do’ and even ‘allowed to try it’ in a bid to remove some element of ‘jeopardy’ on the ITV show.
It has also been claimed that the contestants were shown how to unlock the chains before the gruelling Bar-baric trial earlier this week, where the female celebrities had to unlock their padlocks while being doused in fish guts.
Reports: I’m A Celebrity contestants are reportedly shown how to do the trials before they are aired on TV (Jessica Plummer pictured during a trial)
A source told
‘In reality, they are told what they need to do, and in many cases shown how to do it and allowed to try and do it.
‘It does remove some element of jeopardy, the idea that they know exactly how to escape, or unpick a lock, or release a bolt, before the cameras even start rolling.’
An ‘ITV insider’ added to the publication that if celebrities were to get stuck on ‘intricacies such as locks and keys’ it would make viewers ‘switch off’ I’m A Celebrity.
Claims: According to reports, the campmates are secretly ‘told what they need to do’ and even ‘allowed to try it’ in a bid to remove some element of ‘jeopardy’ on the ITV show (Vernon Kay pictured during a trial)
Shown beforehand? It has also been claimed that the contestants were shown how to unlock the chains before the gruelling Bar-baric trial earlier this week (pictured)
They also claimed that the celebrities are shown what to do in order to ‘wriggle out’ of some sections of the challenges, adding that fans want to see the campmates ‘succeed’ rather than ‘fail’.
While former contestant Kim Woodburn told the newspaper that she was ‘truly appalled’ over the claims.
MailOnline has contacted ITV for comment.
Gruelling: The female celebrities had to unlock their padlocks while being doused in fish guts (pictured)
And after the disappointing result
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After the duo returned from the challenge, the EastEnders star chatted with Vernon Kay about how Jessica will end up doing more trials because of her performance.
Discussing how she was ‘petrified’, Shane suggested that this would keep her in the Trial danger zone as it was entertaining to watch for viewers at home.
‘Appalled!’: Former contestant Kim Woodburn told The Sun that she was ‘truly appalled’ over the claims (pictured on the show in 2009)
Not holding back on how he felt, he also added: ‘I say this every year I watch it. Why would you come and do it? You know what’s going to happen.’
Shane and Vernon caught up about the day while getting into their hammocks, with the actor saying: ‘Yeah tomorrow night, 100 per cent Jess.’
Vernon then revealed that he was told by AJ that Jessica was ‘petrified’ during the challenge.
Shane then replied: ‘Basically it’s Jessica and Jordan, cut from the same cloth aren’t they.’
Disappointing: The camp saw the lowest amount of meals on Monday after AJ Pritchard and Jessica Plummer, 28, pictured, only managed to nab six stars during their tough Trial
Vernon agreed, adding: ‘The more you show, the more they’re going to give it to you.’
During AJ and Jessica’s challenge, hosts Ant and Dec explained that the trial was a series of rooms and tunnels with 12 stars hidden inside – but everything would be in pitch black.
The two contestants were told to enter separately and only given one bag for collecting the stars, having to find each other inside.
Oh dear: And after the disappointing result Shane Richie , 56, confidently declared that the actress, 28, would be up for the next challenge too after being ‘so scared’ but he was instead voted by viewers
The professional dancer said he’d look after the star bag so it was Jessica’s responsibility to find the stars and hand them to AJ.
Only finding six, they finished the trial downtrodden. Jessica said: ‘I feel really gutted and disappointed.’ And AJ added: ‘It was so frustrating.’
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Frustration: Only finding six, they finished the trial downtrodden. Jessica said: ‘I feel really gutted and disappointed.’ And AJ added: ‘It was so frustrating.’