I’m a Celebrity - live: Charlene White becomes first contestant to be voted out of jungle

The 2022 series of I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! is in full flow and tonight (18 November) will see the first star eliminated from the show.

This season has been one of the most headline-making in the programme’s history, with former health secretary Matt Hancock’s arrival leading to Boy George crying on camera about nearly losing his mother during the pandemic, and Charlene White schooling the politician over his decision to join the show.

On Friday 18 November, Charlene White became the first person to be eliminated following the public vote.

Big moments from the 20th series have so far included Seann Walsh opening up about his Strictly cheating scandal to Corrie star Sue Cleaver, Hancock saying he’s looking for forgiveness, and former Rugby player Mike Tindall’s eyebrow-raising Princess Anne story.

Ex-footballer Jill Scott also got a cockroach stuck in her ear. “It’s in my brain!” she cried. Ouch.

Read updates on the latest jungle antics below...

I’m a Celeb 2022

Who is Charlene White?

22:37 , Nicole Vassell

Charlene’s out of the jungle now, but before you miss her too much, here’s your guide to the newsreader and Loose Women presenter.

Who is I’m a Celebrity contestant Charlene White?

Matt Hancock has survived the first public vote

22:31 , Nicole Vassell

Though some may have expected the MP to be the first to head home, the former health secretary lives to survive another day in the jungle!

The prospect has surprised some on social media...

Charlene’s out!

22:24 , Nicole Vassell

Charlene White is the first person to be eliminated from this year’s I’m a Celebrity after the public vote.

Charlene White becomes the first campmate to be eliminated from I’m a Celeb

22:10 , Nicole Vassell

Very “last day at school” vibes right now, as the campmates enjoy their final night as a full group of 11.

22:07 , Nicole Vassell

If there’s any quote to take away from tonight’s ep, it’s got to be Owen’s note about seeing Matt not washing his hands after handling the bird poo on his chair.

“‘Happy birthday twice’, he told me!” flashing back to the early pandemic advice of musical handwashing...

22:04 , Nicole Vassell

Not long to wait before we find out this year’s first eliminated celebrity!

Here’s who might be at risk tonight, according to the odds:

The three I’m a Celebrity contestants who could be eliminated tonight

And the new camp leader is...

22:00 , Nicole Vassell

...Mike Tindall! And he’s chosen Sue Cleaver as his deputy. As a result, they can’t lift a finger.

Here’s your guide to the new head of the camp:

Who is I’m a Celebrity contestant Mike Tindall?

21:56 , Nicole Vassell

“I have been hating on you, I have to be honest” – Boy George to Matt Hancock. So frank!

Boy George and Matt Hancock: a showdown

21:55 , Nicole Vassell

Say how you feel then, Boy George!

In a private moment with Seann, the Culture Club singer said of the MP: “Can’t stand Matt. I have tried to like him and I’ve failed. I find him slimy, I find him slippery. I find him just… I made a joke about chocolate. He just looked at me like… I wanted to say, ‘What are you looking at? Don’t you look at me like that.’”

21:47 , Nicole Vassell

ARGH, Matt Hancock being strong and wrong about when the Walkman was invented.

Matt says it’s 1984... and Google says it’s 1979. Ouch. And the treat for the day is gone!

And RV-gate is explained!

21:42 , Nicole Vassell

Charlene tells Sue that she can’t stay in the RV with Matt as it may impact her partiality as a journalist and newsreader.

Perhaps she has a point – once someone knows whether you snore or not, it may be hard to ask them hard-hitting questions about government policy in the future...

21:30 , Nicole Vassell

Aww, that’s the spirit, campers! Everyone’s being very supportive to Charlene after the trial.

“We’ll make it work,” says Owen, while Sue says she wouldn’t have done any better.

21:26 , Nicole Vassell

And there’s the phrase! Charlene’s said “I’m a celebrity, get me out of here!” and the Trial is over, with two stars collected.

21:23 , Nicole Vassell

One star in the bag! Charlene is very scared, but Boy George is trying to encourage her with all the “babes” he can...

21:20 , Nicole Vassell

Will Charlene make it through her very first trial? Social media seems... unsure.

21:15 , Nicole Vassell

Ahh, Sue... keeping it real as ever:

21:14 , Nicole Vassell

Here comes the trial! Time for Charlene and Boy George to submerge themselves in a watery grave...

Seann Walsh’s rap talents leave Chris Moyles wanting no more

21:13 , Nicole Vassell

Seann Walsh busted out of Limp Bizkit for the camp’s entertainment, but according to Chris Moyles, “Seann has the rhythm of a chair.”


Here’s more about Seann Walsh, part-time rapper (apparently):

Who is I’m a Celebrity star Seann Walsh?

21:10 , Nicole Vassell

Ooop, clearly no-one should get between Owen and his food – Matt’s request for extra snacks last night did not go down well.

“To come back here and ask if there’s any spare food, when I’m around. If there’s any spare food I’m cleaning it up,” he told Scarlette in the morning.

21:05 , Nicole Vassell

And we’re off! On first looks at the teaser, it seems as if trouble’s brewing between Boy George and Matt Hancock... to be fair, it’s been a long time coming:

Boy George in tears over Matt Hancock’s arrival on I’m a Celeb

20:57 , Nicole Vassell

Just a few minutes to go before we hear those familiar jungle drums...

Matt Hancock: His career and controversies

20:47 , Nicole Vassell

Before he was an I’m a Celebrity Bushtucker Trial mainstay, Matt Hancock was best known for being an MP and the former health secretary during the Covid lockdowns.

Here is a brief summary of his career and controversies before jungle life...

A brief summary of Matt Hancock’s career and controversies before I’m a Celebrity

When is I’m a Celeb on tonight?

20:15 , Nicole Vassell

There’s less than an hour left to wait for the next episode of I’m a Celebrity, fans!

I’m a Celebrity times: When is it on tonight?

Boy George: Who is the Culture Club singer?

19:45 , Nicole Vassell

Ahead of his trial tonight, here’s your speedy guide to all things Boy George...

Boy George: From Culture Club and controversies to I’m a Celebrity 2022

19:15 , Nicole Vassell

Here’s a peek at Charlene White in her first Bushtucker Trial tonight, named “Watery Grave”...

Who will go first?

18:45 , Nicole Vassell

The first elimination of the season is nearly upon us. Although Olivia Attwood withdrew on medical grounds after day one, this is the first time the camp will lose a celebrity due to the public vote.

But who faces the chop first?

The three I’m a Celebrity contestants who could be eliminated tonight

Where is the I’m a Celebrity jungle?

18:14 , Nicole Vassell

If you’ve ever wondered where exactly the I’m a Celebrity jungle is, wonder no more: all your questions are answered below:

Where is I’m a Celebrity filmed in Australia?

Who is Charlene White?

16:55 , Nicole Vassell

Ahead of her taking on tonight’s Trial, titled “Watery Grave”, here’s all you need to know about ITV newsreader and Loose Women presenter Charlene White:

Who is I’m a Celebrity contestant Charlene White?

ICYMI: Boy George divides fans with discussion of his 2008 conviction

16:23 , Nicole Vassell

Boy George is set to take on the Bushtucker Trial with Charlene White this evening.

Perhaps his selection for the challenge came out of some viewers taking issue with his unwillingness to discuss his 2008 conviction – as when Scarlette Douglas asked him about “some guy in handcuffs and a radiator”, the Culture Club star deemed her curiosity “inappropriate”.

Here’s the story in full:

Boy George calls Scarlette Douglas ‘inappropriate’ for bringing up 2008 conviction

Do campmates get paid?

15:40 , Nicole Vassell

Though I’m a Celebrity contestants often leave talking about how much the experience has given them, it’s not just lifelong memories they go home with – it’s a whole lot of cash, too.

Here’s how much this year’s celebrities are earning while in the jungle:

I’m a Celebrity 2022 prize money: How much are contestants paid?

A guide to all things Jill Scott

15:10 , Nicole Vassell

After her debacle with a cockroach on last night’s episode, Jill Scott has earned even more public favour than before – after all, it’s not easy to have an insect crawl into your ear!

Here’s all you need to know about the England lioness:

Who is I’m a Celebrity contestant Jill Scott?

14:00 , Ellie Harrison

Here’s a first look at tonight’s challenge...

13:30 , Ellie Harrison

Our writer Jessie Thompson playfully imagined what might happen if Matt Hancock actually won the show...

What will happen if Matt Hancock actually wins I’m a Celebrity?

12:44 , Ellie Harrison

Here’s a reminder of what happened when that horrible cockroach tried to make itself a home inside Jill Scott’s ear last night...

‘It’s in my brain’: Jill Scott gets cockroach stuck in her ear on I’m a Celebrity

The first elimination is tonight

11:10 , Ellie Harrison

The public have been voting, and one star is leaving the jungle in tonight’s show. But who will it be? Here are some predictions...

The three I’m a Celebrity contestants who could be eliminated tonight

10:35 , Ellie Harrison

Here’s a peek at Charlene and Boy George tackling today’s Bushtucker Trial: Watery Grave

08:40 , Jacob Stolworthy

If you want some idea of who might be leaving this evening, these odds will help.

Seems like viewers might be saying goodbye to either Charlene White, Boy George or Sue Cleaver.

See the latest odds on this year’s I’m a Celebrity winner

08:10 , Jacob Stolworthy

The answer to this question is “tonight” – but who will go?

When do evictions start on I’m a Celebrity 2022?

07:50 , Jacob Stolworthy

Good morning to everyone but the cockroach that embedded itself in Jill Scott’s ear.

‘It’s in my brain’: Jill Scott gets cockroach stuck in her ear on I’m a Celebrity

First elimination to take place on Friday

Thursday 17 November 2022 22:14 , Isobel Lewis

Aaaand what we’ve been expecting – the first campmate will be eliminated during Friday’s show.

You’ve got until Friday night’s show to vote for your favourite contestants.

Boy George and Charlene White to face ‘Watery Grave’ Bushtucker Trial

Thursday 17 November 2022 22:13 , Isobel Lewis

As for tomorrow’s challenge, it’ll be Boy George and Charlene White taking on the “Watery Grave”.

No an ominous title at all...

Thursday 17 November 2022 22:00 , Isobel Lewis

In case you missed it, Jill Scott had to be seen by the camp medic after a cockroach became lodged in her ear.

The England footballer said that it felt like the bug was in her brain.

Jill Scott says it feels like cockroach is ‘in my brain’ after I’m a Celeb challenge

Thursday 17 November 2022 21:57 , Isobel Lewis

“I thought I was scared of snakes, but I’d never looked one in the eye. I looked two in the eye, I’m blessed.”

Owen Warner is such a quote machine.

Babatúndé Aléshé, Scarlette Douglas and Owen Warner compete for stars

Thursday 17 November 2022 21:56 , Isobel Lewis

With food for the camp up for grabs, Babatúndé Aléshé, Scarlette Douglas and Owen Warner are now taking part in the “Jungle on Sea” challenge.

Thursday 17 November 2022 21:41 , Isobel Lewis

Jill Scott... legend!

Thursday 17 November 2022 21:04 , Isobel Lewis

For the hungry campmates, tonight’s challenge might be a bit much, as there’s going to be a surf-n-turf barbecue up for grabs for the winner.

However, only three contestants can win...

Thursday 17 November 2022 20:40 , Isobel Lewis

Wondered how much this year’s bunch of campmates are being paid to appear on the show? We’ve done the sleuthing so you don’t have to...

How much are I’m a Celebrity 2022 contestants getting paid?

Thursday 17 November 2022 20:15 , Isobel Lewis

You can find out more about where I’m a Celebrity is filmed here.

Where is I’m a Celeb filmed? See the Australian ‘jungle’ location

Jill Scott, Mike Tindall and Owen Warner to face Scare Ground trial

Thursday 17 November 2022 19:36 , Isobel Lewis

A sneak peak at tonight’s episode – and it looks like Jill Scott, Mike Tindall and Owen Warner are taking on the Bushtucker Trial!

Thursday 17 November 2022 16:14 , Isobel Lewis

Earlier this week, former campmate Hollie Arnold hit out at presenters Ant and Dec, claiming that jokes they made about her when she appeared on the show in 2020 “worsened” the online abuse she received.

Thursday 17 November 2022 15:07 , Isobel Lewis

We’re nearly two weeks into this year’s show and, with final taking place on Sunday 27 November, it won’t be long until eliminations begin taking place.

When will contestants be voted off I’m a Celebrity 2022?

Thursday 17 November 2022 14:07 , Isobel Lewis

It’s the question nobody can bare to think about, but what will happen if Matt Hancock does win I’m a Celebrity?

What will happen if Matt Hancock actually wins I’m a Celeb?

Thursday 17 November 2022 13:03 , Ellie Harrison

Need a refresher on Matt Hancock’s career and controversies ahead of tonight’s show? Sounds cheery, doesn’t it?

Here you go...

A brief summary of Matt Hancock’s career and controversies before I’m a Celebrity

Thursday 17 November 2022 11:00 , Ellie Harrison

Last night, Boy George shut down a conversation about his court case. Read what happened below...

Boy George calls Scarlette Douglas ‘inappropriate’ for bringing up 2008 conviction

Thursday 17 November 2022 10:31 , Ellie Harrison

In tonight’s show, Jill, Mike and Owen are picked by their campmates to take on the Scareground. Watch a hectic preview here.

Thursday 17 November 2022 09:51 , Ellie Harrison

Chris Moyles’s cousin is on Lorraine right now talking about the radio DJ’s disastrous trial last night

Who could win the show?

Thursday 17 November 2022 09:34 , Ellie Harrison

Here are the latest odds on who could win I’m a Celeb. Matt Hancock’s up there...

See the latest odds on this year’s I’m a Celebrity winner

Wednesday 16 November 2022 22:28 , Tom Murray

That’s all folks! The next challenge will be voted for by the campmates themselves – and Chris Moyles definitely will not be getting chosen!

Wednesday 16 November 2022 22:25 , Tom Murray

Charlene... Just GO in the RV!!

Wednesday 16 November 2022 22:23 , Tom Murray

One fish for one star and boy does that thing look puny! Chris has his head in his hands. Boy George has a single mushroom.

Wednesday 16 November 2022 22:16 , Tom Murray

Correction: FOUR balls for Owen!

Wednesday 16 November 2022 22:15 , Tom Murray

Owen has three balls! Turns out the key is just to moan about being hungry the whole time.

Wednesday 16 November 2022 22:13 , Tom Murray

Jill and Owen really carrying the team here

Wednesday 16 November 2022 22:11 , Tom Murray

Next up at the Unfair Funfair: The Terrible Teacup. Boy George’s take? A good cup of tea is better than sex.

Wednesday 16 November 2022 22:05 , Tom Murray

Sue has her ball and she very graciously agrees to give it to the perpetually starving Owen.

Wednesday 16 November 2022 21:53 , Tom Murray

Hard to explain what Matt, Mike, Scarlette and Seann are doing now, but Mike Tindall is very good at shooting a water gun.

PMQs: Camp edition

Wednesday 16 November 2022 21:46 , Tom Murray

Matt Hancock is not happy to debate defence spending: “I’m not doing it”. And Boy George’s feud with Scarlette seems to be intensifying.

Wednesday 16 November 2022 21:38 , Tom Murray

This is awkward... Scarlette is asking Boy George about his infamous 2009 imprisonment and he is not happy at all.

Wednesday 16 November 2022 21:32 , Tom Murray

No luck getting those stars then? Just the one star, actually.

Wednesday 16 November 2022 21:31 , Tom Murray

He’s not even using the spanner! What is happening!

Wednesday 16 November 2022 21:30 , Tom Murray

He’s dropped his stars!!! This is disastrous...

Wednesday 16 November 2022 21:26 , Tom Murray

It’s not going well... Chris is apologising profusely as he walks through this tight flooded tunnel. It does look horrendous to be fair.

Wednesday 16 November 2022 21:24 , Tom Murray

“Just cockroaches so far,” says Dec. It doesn’t do much to assuage Chris’ panic.

Chris Moyles looks genuinely terrified

Wednesday 16 November 2022 21:15 , Tom Murray

Moyles is off to do the Bushtucker Trial and boy does he look terrified. Lots of hugs with the rest of camp before he leaves.

Brilliant story from Chris

Wednesday 16 November 2022 21:13 , Tom Murray

The camp mates are talking about the times they’ve arrived late for work. Moyles, I think, wins.

“I’ve arrived at the studio, got out of the cab, walked in, as the jingle’s playing… I just walked through the door, put my headphones on, went, ‘Good morning everybody’. It was timed to perfection, but we all started laughing rather than carry on and be cool.”

Wednesday 16 November 2022 21:05 , Tom Murray

Will I ever be able to get the image of Mike Tindall’s budgie smugglers out of my head? Who knows.

Here we go again...

Wednesday 16 November 2022 20:27 , Tom Murray

Evening folks! We’re back for another episode starting soon – and this time, somehow, Matt Hancock is not the one doing the trial! Chris Moyles will take today's Bushtucker Trial, “Boiling Point”. Sounds ominous.

Mike Tindall ‘broke royal protocol’ by calling politicians ‘f***ers’ on I’m A Celebrity

Wednesday 16 November 2022 10:15 , Peony Hirwani

Mike Tindall has reportedly “breached royal protocol” after sharing his views on politicians during the most recent episode of ITV’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

“I just think all politicians are f***ers,” he said. “I mean, for them to even have the conversation just because they’re all Boris fans that didn’t like how Boris was ousted that you won’t pick the best person for the job, that sums politicians up.”

Read more:

Mike Tindall ‘broke royal protocol’ by calling politicians ‘f***ers’

Matt Hancock surprises I’m a Celeb viewers with honest view on Liz Truss’ ‘political career’

Wednesday 16 November 2022 05:00 , Peony Hirwani

ICYMI: Matt Hancock shared his honest views on Liz Truss’s “political career” on I’m a Celebrity... Ge Me Out of Here.

When Coronation Street star Sue Cleaver asked Hancock “what went wrong” with Truss, who resigned as prime minister after just 45 days in office, he replied: “In a way, they were unlucky in that globally interest rates all went up, just at the time that they were also bringing in a financial statement where you say, ‘We’re going to do all these expensive things and we’re not going to say how we’re going to pay for them.’

Cleaver then asked Hancock: “Where does that leave her now?” to which he replied: “Her political career is over. Totally finished. No ambiguity at all.”

Read more:

Matt Hancock surprises I’m a Celeb campmates with honest Liz Truss assessment

Tuesday 15 November 2022 22:19 , Jacob Stolworthy

During tonight’s episode. Matt Hancock shared the contestants of a text message he sent Boris Johnson in the wake of Liz Truss’s resignation.

Matt Hancock shares text he sent Boris Johnson after Truss resignation on I’m a Celeb

Tuesday 15 November 2022 22:19 , Jacob Stolworthy

The ITV News bulletin just then announcing “Matt Hancock under fire form voters.” I wonder why.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 22:17 , Jacob Stolworthy

Aaaand the person doing the next trial is... Chris Moyles. He made the mistake of showing fear!

Tuesday 15 November 2022 22:16 , Jacob Stolworthy

It might be Boy George or Chris Moyles.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 22:15 , Jacob Stolworthy

So, who’s going to be doing the next trial? We’re about to find out.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 22:14 , Jacob Stolworthy

For the three stars the celebs got earlier, they have been treated to a nice tasty meal of... crocodile feet.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 22:12 , Jacob Stolworthy

For crying out loud, now he’s catwalking. I don’t think I’m the only one who’s thinking enough is enough.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 22:05 , Jacob Stolworthy

Scarlette is now teaching him the dance to “Candy”. Make it stopppppppp.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 22:04 , Jacob Stolworthy

Matt Hancock singing “Dancing Queen” or should we say: Matt Hancock butchering a classic.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 22:03 , Jacob Stolworthy

Wondering where Kiosk Keith is? Us too!

Where is Kiosk Keith? Why I’m a Celebrity staple was ‘fired’ after 15 years

Tuesday 15 November 2022 21:52 , Jacob Stolworthy

The campmates then decided to grill Matt on his Liz Truss views.

Matt Hancock surprises I’m a Celeb campmates with honest Liz Truss assessment

Tuesday 15 November 2022 21:52 , Jacob Stolworthy

“I wonder if Rishi is still in power,” Scarlette says. Matt Hancock seems certain he is.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 21:48 , Jacob Stolworthy

The next trial is called “Boiling Point” – and Babatúndé is exempt from it.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 21:47 , Jacob Stolworthy

Owen Warner is being both a) encouraging to Babatúndé and b) auditioning for his TED Talk.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 21:46 , Jacob Stolworthy

Jill, please don’t put the idea of Matt Hancock on Love Island in our heads.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 21:44 , Jacob Stolworthy

Lioness Jill Scott leading Matt Hancock and Seann Walsh in a morning run. Either that or she’s running away from them. I reckon the latter.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 21:43 , Jacob Stolworthy

Babatúndé says he had “butterfingers” – you can say that again. Three out of 11 stars. His campmates are not gonna be happy...

Tuesday 15 November 2022 21:41 , Jacob Stolworthy

This is a paltry effort. I’m counting two stars? Maybe three.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 21:39 , Jacob Stolworthy

This has left Chris Moyles essentially standing in a box doing nothing other than gettig absolutely covered in bugs.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 21:38 , Jacob Stolworthy

So, for this trial, the trio have to work as a team, to unscrew stars in their respective boxes – Boy George at the bottom, followed by Babatúndé and the Chris.

The only problem being? Babatúndé keeps dropping his.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 21:35 , Jacob Stolworthy

Chris Moyles, meet green ants and cockroaches.

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