Martin Roberts' wife was called ahead of I'm A Celebrity meltdown
'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' producers called Martin Roberts' wife Kirsty when he had a meltdown on screen
Martin Roberts' wife was called by producers of 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' before his meltdown was aired on the show on Sunday (19.11.16) night.
The 'Homes Under the Hammer' star broke down in tears just a day after he entered the jungle last week after he locked horns with fellow camp mate Danny Baker and, although bosses were determined to show the scenes on national television, a member of the crew phoned his wife Kirsty beforehand to warn her because the clips would have been distressing for her and their two young children Megan and Scott.
Speaking on 'Good Morning Britain' on Tuesday (21.11.16), she said via video link with her kids sat beside her: "I have to say, Sunday was quite difficult. He's had a really intense time and it was one thing after another. To be fair, I had a call from one of the producers from Australia. They did give me the heads up to say that he's been upset as she knew the children would be watching but even so, it was quite emotional."
Although Kirsty - who married Martin in 2010 - found the scenes difficult to watch, she's used to her spouse welling up because he's always been a "sensitive" soul.
She explained: "When you're so far away, you just want to step into the TV and give him a hug. He's quite sensitive, I would say that."
Martin joined the camp with Danny a week after the original 10 set up home in the jungle, and his wife is convinced producers did that on purpose to create tension but she doesn't think it'll be long before his fellow competitors warm to his personality.
Kirsty said: "Clearly the producers wanted to create a rivalry between him and Danny. He showed last night [when he apologised to Danny] that he will be a team player."