There were tears all round last night when Tom Williams was eliminated from I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.
Campmates could barely contain their emotions when the former Seven host was sent packing from the show, but Williams left his last goodbye for Miguel Maestre.
He thanked the chef with a piece of “elephant” pasta he had been given by the Living Room star earlier, to help him get through a dreaded snake challenge. Soon the two were in tears, hugging it out. Seriously, no other show can broadcast two grown men genuinely losing it over a piece of pasta…
For viewers these can be baffling scenes… after all, nobody has died, and many of these folk barely knew each other before, right? Yet here we are sobbing like Molly has carked it on A Country Practice.
But that’s the intensity of a reality television show in isolation. Emotions run high in the jungle when 24 / 7 friendships are all you have to rely on. It was a spontaneous moment that will probably help cement Maestre into the series final on Sunday February 2.
Williams was also reduced to tears in his post-elimination chat with Chris & Julia, over his time in the jungle, his family, and his new bromance with the chef.