Sinitta quits I'm A Celeb
- Bang Showbiz
- 9 November 2011
Sinitta has quit 'I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!' just days before the launch of the ITV1 show after realising she would have to live in the jungle and not a hotel
Sinitta has quit 'I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!' just days before the launch of the ITV1 show.
The 'So Macho' singer was set to enter the Australian jungle later this week, but only signed up to the reality show because she believed the gruesome jungle spiders and snakes were fake, and thought the stars actually stayed in a hotel overnight.
Now just days before the series launch, Sinitta has pulled out after experiencing panic and anxiety attacks when she realised she would have to live in a camp site.
A source said: "Everyone is gutted Sinitta is not doing it."
Producers were keen for Sinitta - who had littered her UK home with fake spiders and snakes in a bid to prepare herself for her 'I'm A Celeb' experience - to take part as they thought she might provide some juicy gossip about her ex-boyfriend, 'X Factor' boss Simon Cowell.
The insider added to the Daily Star newspaper: "If she could've conquered her fears we would have had some great Simon Cowell and 'X Factor' gossip around the camp fire."
Sinitta's spokesman confirmed the news, saying: "She would have been hilarious but her phobias cause panic attacks."
The ITV1 show - which will be hosted by Ant and Dec - will start on Sunday (13.11.11) and other contestants set to take part include Mark Wright, Dougie Poynter, Lorraine Chase, Willie Carson and Freddie Starr.