I’m A Celebrity 2009: How the campers reacted to Katie Price’s entry

by Lisa McGarry


Anyone expecting to see spats and rows when Kate Price entered the I’m A Celebrity jungle camp tonight, would have been sorely disappointed. Instead of dirty looks and barbed comments, we were actually treated to some gentle questioning and pussy footing around the former glamour model.

During a chat around the camp fire, TV makeovers queens Colin and Justin were intrigued to find out more about Alex Reid, Katie’s boyfriend. “Yeah I’m still with Alex,” she told them. Colin said that he was a handsome man but Justin wanted to know what his alleged cross dressing was all about. “He told me the second day and I thought he was mucking about. He doesn’t go out around like it, it’s only a sexual thing. But each to his own. I don’t judge people, what they do,” she said. Colin asked “Have you, with him, in the . . . ?” “Of course” answered Katie.

The celebrities then told Katie what they thought of her. Sam said: “I’ve met you a couple of times. I take people as I find them.” And Justin related a story from when he first met Katie which had recently been reported in the newspapers. He told her that he had asked for an interview via a mutual friend but told Katie that she had refused flicking the V sign in his direction, “which to us was horrible.” But Justin conceded that perhaps she had been having a bad day. Katie said: “I didn’t mean it personally.”

She also told her new campmates: “I thought I’d actually be really upset because I’m quite a strong person but coming in here it’s quite different, a unique experience, but I’m actually alright.

“This is luxury. Honestly just to have fun. When I say fun, we all know the trials aren’t very nice but after you’ve done them you get the adrenaline. It’s like a pat on the back. Sort of that kind of feeling but until anyone’s been in it you can’t explain it. It really is a journey and an experience.

“I said I hope to find some friends in here and just genuinely have a laugh and we’ve just got to stick together in here.”

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!