I’m A Celeb… 2010: Contestants families brand the show “The Gillian McKeith Show”

The Sun today reports that family members and friends of contestants starring on I’m A Celeb have branded it the Gillian McKeith show since she seems to be getting the most focus on the show.

Many think that Gillian is being unfairly advantaged in the contest via her whining and fainting.

Aggro Santos’s mum, Christina Lessa, said, “I don’t think we’ve seen enough of Aggro on the show.

“It’s become The Gillian McKeith Show, but I think they should be fair and let us see everyone in the jungle.”

And Lembit Opik’s girlfriend Merily McGiven, agreed. She said, “The trouble is people like to watch people suffering.

“It’s cruel, but that’s what TV is all about. These people are creating a programme and she’s making the show.”

And former stars of the show have likewise slammed Gillian, and while on ITV2’s Get Me Out of Here Now, Nicola McLean and Janet Street Porter criticised Gillian for her “antics”.

Nicola discussed Gillian’s trial with Dom Jolly and said, “She was so unsupportive of Dom, it was really bad. She gave him nothing.

“[But] it’s not about her then. If she was supporting him, it would take the attention of her and she is that manipulative. She is that awful – she can’t do it for a second.

“She thinks that she has close relationship with Stacey [Solomon]. But if that’s how she treats people who she’s close to, then that just shows how nasty she really is.”

And Janet added, “She thinks she’s the person that has suffered more than everyone else and that the whole show revolves around her.

“Get a life! Her only close relationship is with her ego.”

I’m A Celebrity continues tonight at 8pm on ITV1.

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