I’m A Celeb bosses confiscate luxury items stars tried to smuggle back into camp including sweets, coffee and OXO cubes


I’M A Celeb’s Simon Gregson was nabbed smuggling contraband back into camp after Storm Arwen — a pot of Vaseline and three stock cubes.

Four other stars were also caught red-handed when frisked while returning from four days quarantine in temporary accommodation.

Simon Gregson was nabbed smuggling a pot of Vaseline and stock cubes back into camp after Storm Arwen
Kadeena Cox was the worst culprit and found with 25 items stuffed into items of clothing

A total of 33 items were confiscated.

A source said: “Producers knew the celebs would try to be a bit tricky.”

Kadeena Cox, 30, was the worst culprit and was found with 25 items stuffed into her socks, coat, pockets and rucksack.

They included 11 Werther’s Originals, 11 Fruit-tella sweets and an Oxo cube.
Corrie actor Simon Gregson, 47, who was found with a pot of Vaseline and three beef flavoured stock cubes.

Radio 1Xtra presenter Snoochie Shy, 29, tried to smuggle in a pack of Belvita biscuits and Emmerdale’s Danny Miller, 30, had some vanilla flavoured Nescafe coffee sachets.

Musician Naughty Boy tried to sneak in a nail file.

All 11 remaining campmates had spent four days quarantining in a hotel following their evacuation from Storm Arwen — and show producers reckoned some would try to bring items back in with them.

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A source said: “Producers knew that the celebs would try and be a bit tricky on their way in so were well prepared for it.

“They checked everyone’s belongings, coats, pockets — even their socks.

Naughty Boy attempted to smuggle a nail file back into the camp

“It was comical how much they found. Everything got confiscated and each of them was given a slap on the wrist and sent on their way.

“Kadeena might look like butter wouldn’t melt, but she was by far the worst offender, packing her stuff with sweets, and other stuff.

“You can’t knock them for trying. Bosses saw the funny side of it and you can’t blame them given they’ve got at least another week in grim conditions to get through.

“Although it does beg the question how they thought they would get away with it, what with hundreds of cameras all around them watching their every move.”

The other six celebrities — Louise Minchin, Frankie Bridge, David Ginola, Matty Lee, Arlene Phillips and Adam Woodyatt — were also searched but nothing was found.

The celebrities were forced back into individual quarantines on Saturday after the castle, in North Wales, was deemed unsafe. after Storm Arwen battered the area.

The site’s production office was nearly destroyed, and the wind and falling debris cost ITV nearly £1million in repairs, staffing costs and lost commercial revenue.

They returned to camp yesterday and the programme returned to air after four consecutive nights without a live show.

All 12 celebrities – and two back-up stars – had previously spent two weeks dotted around the region ahead of entering the show to make sure the show’s COVID bubble was safe.

Snoochie Shy’s contraband of choice was a pack of Belvita biscuits