I’m A Celebrity in ‘fix storm’ over app votes

Sunday Express - - OPINION - By Ed Gleave

I’M A Celebrity has been dubbed a “fix’’af­ter scores of pub­lic votes were scrapped over a “mis­take” in word­ing.

Fans us­ing the of­fi­cial app were asked who should be the first to be booted off the show on Fri­day night, when it should have asked who they wanted to save.

As a re­sult, show bosses ruled all app votes should be void.

View­ers claimed this led di­rectly to the ax­ing of Ra­dio 1 DJ Adele Roberts.

One fan said: “To­tal fix. Ru­ined the rest of the show.we won’t be watch­ing any more.”

An­other agreed: “What an ut­ter fix!!” Adele, 40, who was re­united with ac­tress girl­friend Kate Hold­er­ness at the Ver­sace ho­tel yes­ter­day, in­sisted she wasn’t both­ered: “I kind of feel what­ever will be, will be. All I wanted to do was make sure I stayed for the 14 days and if I got to stay it was a bonus.

“I feel like I have grad­u­ated from jun­gle univer­sity. I feel happy with those 14 days.you never know, I could have gone any­way if the app had been work­ing.”

ITV chiefs have promised the gaffe will not be al­lowed to hap­pen again dur­ing fu­ture evic­tion pro­grammes.

A show spokesman said: “The app was never bro­ken. It was a word­ing er­ror on the app, so ev­ery­thing will be fine for the next vote off.”

Pic­ture: GUY LEVY/BBC

STRICTLY PLATONIC: Oti and Kelvin put on a show last night

Pic­ture: TIM MERRY

OUT OF THERE: DJ Adele, left, and part­ner Kate yes­ter­day

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