With dozens of camera angles and round-the-clock footage, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here viewers are made to feel like they are in the jungle with the stars.
But one former contestant has spoken out to reveal what it is really like to live in the camp – including sharing some very well guarded secrets.
Speaking to Cosmopolitan, Made In Chelsea’s Hugo Taylor, 31, has revealed that the contestants are often just feet away from cameramen and that they are sometimes given secret meals that are not shown on screen.
Hidden cameras: The current season of ITV’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here has got the nation gripped. Pictured, some of the current contestants sit around the campfire
Sharing secrets: Former contestant Hugo Taylor (pictured with his fiance Millie Mackintosh) has revealed what it’s like to go in the jungle
Hugo, who appeared on the show in 2012, told the magazine: ‘You literally don’t even notice [the cameramen]. The only time I ever had a slight instinct was I swear I could smell bacon. I wasn’t imagining things.
‘Some of them are automated revolving cameras, and some of them are people with large camera equipment hidden in rocks, operating them manually.’
The reality TV star said there were secret moments that didn’t make it to TV, that he and his fellow contestants keep secret.
He explained: ‘Things happened off camera because people had no food, and because there’s no food, or they have specific requirements for their diets or their intake of medication specifically, a lot of people’s medication says ”Take with food”.
Hugo, pictured leaving the show, said there are camera operators around the camp but that they often go unnoticed by the contestants
There are some scenes that aren’t even shown on TV, which usually celebrities involve taking medication
‘Some people stopped being able to take their medication which caused real problems. Which was never televised. That’s our jungle secret.’
Hugo, who was the seventh person to be evicted in 2012, said the contestants are completed isolated from the world and don’t have technology or even know what the time is.
Producers would sometimes intervene and give the camp mates vitamins when they haven’t eaten, and staff will also take them to and from trials.
Last night things quickly turned sour for Iain Lee and campmate Amir Khan after they decided to eat the Dingo Dollar Challenge prize, unbeknownst to their hungry campmates.
Adding to the betrayal, Amir then later left pal Iain to take much of the blame despite the boxer being the one to instigate the naughty situation and subsequently caused mass outrage amongst their fellow celebrities.