Gillian McKeith admits fake jungle faint

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 December 2010
Gillian McKeith

Gillian McKeith

Gillian McKeith admitted to fellow 'I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!' contestant Alison Hammond that she ''had to'' fake her jungle faint to get her out of taking part in gruesome Bushtucker Trials

Gillian McKeith has admitted to faking her faints in the jungle.

The TV nutritionist - who became notorious for her reluctance to take part in Bushtucker Trials on this year's 'I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!' - told fellow contestant Alison Hammond she "had to" faint to escape taking part in the gruesome tasks she was subjected to on the ITV1 show.

Alison said: "I'm not an uncaring person, but it was hard not to giggle when Gillian fainted. I was so pleased because it meant we were going to eat.

"But when I told her afterwards that I was glad she fainted, she just said, 'I had to'. If you want to call that faking it, then so be it."

The TV presenter - who first shot to fame after appearing in 'Big Brother' in 2002 - also confessed she suspected Gillian was making up her many phobias.

She told Reveal magazine: "It seems like things she did were premeditated. Gillian's daughters knew the Jungle Gill song before she even sang it on the show, yet she said she made it up as she went along.

"She also knew to hide seasoning in her pants, yet she claimed she'd never seen the show before."

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