Im A Celebs Charlene spent excruciating 20 mins on plank after Ant and Decs mistake

Charlene White has revealed she spent 20 excruciating minutes on the ledge of the building during her first trial on I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! – and hosts Ant and Dec made a big mistake right before.

The 42 year old, who became the first person to be evicted from the Australian jungle, appeared on ITV's Loose Women to speak about her time on the programme.

Opening up on the very first day, where she, comedian Babatúndé Aléshé, 34, and Lioness Jill Scott, 35, were tasked to walk a plank and lean over the edge of a nail-biting 334-foot drop to the ground.

While Charlene and Jill made it to their designated spots, Babatúndé struggled to convince himself to move forward and eventually became the first contestant to yell: "I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!"

Now, TV presenter Charlene has opened up on the details around that day – including the crucial mistake Ant and Dec made before they walked the plank.

"I think I was probably up there for a good 20 minutes," the star started. "They said that it's the longest that anybody has stood on top of the ledge in the history of the programme.

"And I was just focused on a BBQ on a building opposite, I thought, 'I'll just keep looking ahead, it'll all be fine'."

Charlene, who recently left fans divided as she shared the real reason behind her refusal to sleep in the RV, continued: "But Ant and Dec made a mistake that day, they forgot to tell us that they would be removing the plank after we reached the end.

"So I didn't know that the plank was gone. So if I had panicked and stepped backwards, I would have dropped because I didn't know."

She added: "That's what panicked Babatúndé because he when he saw my plank move, that's what spooked him. That prevented him from walking out to the end."

Charlene went on to share her thoughts on MP Matt Hancock coming into the jungle as she said: "I was surprised, but I think it was the impact on the rest of the camp that was quite interesting.

"Because I think a lot of people felt that the good natured camp that we had built by that point was suddenly going to shatter, so what I ended up saying on that first day was whatever they felt about Matt Hancock outside of the camp, we had to remember that that was different to what happened in the camp."

"Because we had to be campmates, we had to work as a team, we had to work towards keeping things tidy, getting water, getting logs, making food."

"We had to work as a team and if we didn't do that then the whole thing would fall apart," she added.


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