I’m A Celeb insiders slam fix claims after fans spotted Malique had his bag on BEFORE his exit was announcedDecember 3, 2018
Eagle-eyed viewers grew suspicious after noticing the Hollyoaks star was the only celeb who was packed and ready to go before hosts Holly Willoughby and Declan Donnelly revealed he had been voted out by the public.
But a show source has insisted the 20-year-old's decision to wear his bag was completely coincidental, adding that the remaining celebrities all had packed bags dotted around camp.
An inside told The Sun Online: "All the contestants pack up whatever they want to bring with them before Dec and Holly go into camp.
"Malique was the only contestant with his backpack on but if you looked around camp there were lots of other bags packed on the floor ready to go.
"It looked like Malique put his bag on as he knew there was a good chance it would be him."
The Manchester born actor became the second celebrity to leave the jungle on Sunday's show, following Noel Edmonds' shock exit on Friday.
Viewers also pointed out Noel, 69, was the only one with his bag on his knee before his departure, and many took to Twitter to discuss the coincidence and claim the show was fixed as a consequence.
One wrote: "Did anyone else notice that Malique had his bag on before they even called his name or was that just me???"
Another added: "Perhaps @imacelebrity would look less fixed if whenever there's a vote off the person who ends up going is the only one that has been sat there with their bags packed the whole time."
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