Babatunde Aleshe has become the fifth person to be voted off of I’m a Celebrity.
Hosts Ant and Dec announced that the comedian had received the fewest “votes to save” from the public on Wednesday (23 November).
The comic lasted 19 days in the jungle. Aleshe’s departure follows that of Culture Club singer Boy George, who left on Tuesday (22 November).
Before them, Coronation Street star Sue Cleaver, broadcaster Charlene White and A Place in the Sun presenter Scarlette Douglas were sent home.
In his post-elimination interview, Aleshe told Ant and Dec he “needed” his “freedom”. He also said he hoped Hollyoaks star Owen Warner would win the show.
Boy George had spoken in his exit interview about his feelings regarding Matt Hancock’s presence in the camp.
When actor Sue Cleaver left, she sang the praises of her “jungle husband” Mike Tindall and expressed her desire for Lioness football star Jill Scott to win the competition during her exit interview with Ant and Dec.
During her time on the show, Cleaver told the extraordinary story of how she came to be reunited with her birth mother.
The 59-year-old said that on her first day of production at a play in Manchester, she was approached by a fellow actor who said: “Oh my god, she’s the absolute double of my wife when I met her.” The man then asked for her date of birth.
Cleaver said the man then asked where she was born, and when she replied “Barnet”, the man rung his wife and he said: “I’ve found her.”
Douglas, meanwhile, left on Sunday 20 November, and was visibly tearful on hearing that she had been eliminated.
Her departure came just after she had been instrumental in securing the letters from home for her fellow campmates.
Douglas’s letter from her mum had said: “G’day Scarlette, I am so proud of you doing your trial, while encouraging your jungle buddies, especially Baba [Aleshe]. Real teamwork. The kids are loving watching their Aunty Shar in the jungle and we are obviously all sooooo proud of you.”
The star said she had wanted Aleshe, who she had become close with on the show, to win.
I’m a Celebrity continues nightly on ITV1 and streams on ITVX.
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