Celebs round on fainting Gillian
Published 23/11/2010 | 10:12
I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! contestants have rounded on Gillian McKeith, claiming her fainting spell on live TV was a fake.
She was seen collapsing on Sunday night's edition of the ITV1 show, moments after learning she had been chosen for a bushtucker trial. Linford Christie stepped in to save the day, winning 12 meals.
The incident followed previous episodes in which Gillian refused to tackle challenges, leaving camp-mates struggling for food. And her latest faint prompted some of the others to complain that the fall was not genuine - and simply an "on-cue" stunt.
Dom Joly commented: "I smell Baftas for that faint, I really do."
Shaun said: "If that was real, so are my teeth."
He added: "We get 12 meals and Gillian gets an Academy Award."
Prior to his departure from the camp, Nigel Havers told the others: "The faint was just brilliant. It's just the timing was so good."
Dom replied: "Classical actors are trained for years to do that sort of fall. It was just like Miss Havisham or someone going down. It was unbelievable."
And the Trigger Happy TV prankster said she should not be allowed to continue in the show.
"Well I want her out because I'm sorry you can't just go on every trial and faint and then we don't eat. It's f***ing ridiculous."