OUTRAGED I’m A Celebrity viewers are claiming racism is behind the elimination of black campmates Charlene White and Scarlette Douglas.
Many couldn’t believe A Place In HOAR’s Scarlette got the boot so early after being touted as a potential finalist.
She was in the bottom two with her best mate in the jungle, black comedian Babatunde Aléshé, and her eviction came after Loose Women’s Charlene became the first campmate to be voted out.
One viewer wrote on Twitter: “Two black women evicted first and people want you to believe racism is eradicated. #imaceleb.”
Another posted: “I am trying hard not to think about RACISM. This is RIDICULOUS. #ImACeleb.”
A third said: “I’m a celebrity results highlight the racism embedded in modern Britain. #ImACeleb.”
ITV declined to comment.
TV presenter Scarlette was visibly shocked by her early exit – and burst into tears.
After meeting hosts Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly on the other side of the bridge, Scarlette admitted: “I’m absolutely gutted.
“I’m not even going to lie about it. I know some people wanted to leave, but I said ‘I’m not ready to go yet’.
“Those people are amazing and the jungle is incredible.”
Despite I’m A Celebrity having a public vote to give viewers control over who they want to stay or go, some fans accused the result of being “fixed”.
Others believed the controversial characters like Matt Hancock and Boy George were being kept in to cause trouble.
“I’m totally surprised,” Boy George was heard saying in camp.
While hugging teary Scarlette, Owen Warner told her: “I’m so proud of you.”
During her emotional exit chat, Scarlette reflected on her achievements in the jungle.
Speaking about conquering her fears, she said: “There was a point when there was a spider in the RV and I was looking at it and literally Mike touched it and it ran down and I was gone.
“I was screaming. Yeah I cried guys. But now there was another spider in the RV and I was helping Mike get it out and it was huge so I feel like I have become one with spiders now.”
Asked about cooking in camp, which saw her clash with Charlene, Scarlette said: “I think because my mum is Jamaican and obviously as Charlene she is a Jamaican mum and we cook in the kitchen and we know what we are doing so we are like, ‘stay out of our kitchen!’
“Then you just want to make sure you have good meals for everyone.
“It does get quite difficult especially when people are saying they want to do it when they can’t really cook.”
As Ant and Dec ended their interview, Ant told her: “They’re really going to miss you in camp.”
Scarlette replied: “Oh don’t, you’ll have me crying again. I’m really going to miss them.”
She held back tears as she pledged her support for Babatunde to win.
Scarlette explained: “We had a really good brotherly, sisterly bond. I feel like he’s got to do it for the two of us now, so I’m going to be rooting for him.”