Arlene Phillips becomes first star to be voted off I’m A Celebrity x

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Arlene Philips is first campmate to be voted off ITV's I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!.

The former Strictly Come Dancing star received the fewest number of votes from the British public, seeing her immediately ejected from the castle camp.

Before making her way to meet presenters Ant and Dec for her exit interview, Arlene said her goodbyes and hugged her campmates while wishing them well.

Ant revealed to Arlene, 78, was the oldest celebrity to ever take part on the programme, seeing him commend her for sticking it out at Gwyrch Castle.

Ant and Dec also reflected on Arlene's sweet friendship with music producer Naughty Boy.

Admitting she'd taken on a motherly role with Naughty Boy, Arlene shared she hoped he would win this year's programme.

Commenting on the star's departure, fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts.

One social networker said: "#ImACeleb Well done Arlene. No mean feat young or old and you are the youngest 78 year old ever, proving that age is just a number."

While another continued: "I am surprised Arlene is voted out first. There's more boring campmates than Arlene. Arlene Phillips and Naughty Boy got on so well. That stood out for me."

A third added: "Arlene & Naughty Boy's friendship was so wholesome. I hope Naughty Boy wins it for her."

Although Arlene has left the competition, she wasn't the first celeb to depart the show.

Good Morning Britain presenter Richard Madeley was forced to exit the series on November 25, after falling ill in the early hours of the morning.

The journalist was initially transported to hospital as a "precaution" however, the 65-year-old broke the show’s Covid-19 isolation "bubble" and had to leave the series.

ITV later confirmed that no one would replace Richard on the show and things will continue as usual.

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