Frankie Dettori was revealed as the first I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star to leave the jungle. On Sunday’s episode, the results of the public vote were revealed.
After an emotional moment on the ITV favourite showed the campmates opening their letters from home, it was time for Ant McPartling and Declan Donnelly to reveal who would be leaving. It ended up being between Nella Rose and Frankie, but ultimately Frankie received the fewest votes.
“Yes!” Fred yelled after the announcement, clearly thrilled to be getting back to normality. Speaking to Ant and Dec later, Frankie explained how nice the group had been but that Jamie Lynn Spears and Grace Dent’s exit had “put a dampener” on the celebs.
The jockey went on to admit the bad weather in camp was also difficult but that the strong group managed to keep everyone’s spirits up. He also reflected on conquering some fears in the trials he took part in.
Frankie explained: “I don’t think I ever touched a snake in my life, it wasn’t a fear but an anxiety… I’m a little bit claustrophobic and to be in a box with snakes…”
When asked who the better chef was out of Fred Sirieix or Josie Gibson, he replied: “Fred”. When asked the all-important winner question, he answered: “Sam. He’s a larger-than-life character, he’s completely nuts, but Sam.”
The exit sparked a mixed reaction from fans, but many were sad to see him leave. Taking to X, @QuestionThis247 wrote: “Sure Frankie is a nice bloke, be lets be honest, his fan base watching would have been tiny to non existent.
“Nella will be next unless a load of teenagers start voting #ImACelebrity #ImaCeleb.”
@JessieRosexo penned: “No way should Frankie have been the first out #ImACeleb.”
“Program can’t fix the vote but can manipulate it, editing tonight was shockingly evident who they didn’t want out first, gutted for Frankie… #imACeleb,” @Deew04 complained.
@ITSSAFFY fumed: “OML I CAN’T BELIEVE FRANKIE LEFT #ImaCeleb.”
@PRECIOUS2K10 added: “Load of b******s that Frankie was out first.”
@YouBearsssssss commented: “So the thing that confuses people is you are Voting who you want to WIN so Frankie was not voted out technically. Clever how they word it. The vote should be who you want to LEAVE….. #ImACeleb #ImACelebrity.”
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! continues on Monday at 9pm on ITV.