I’m A Celeb fans threaten Ofcom complaints as Matt Hancock ‘dodges’ plankwalk and sky dive

I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! fans are already threatening to complain to Ofcom as former Health Secretary Matt Hancock has managed to avoid some of the ITV reality show's most nail-biting first challenges yet.

ITV are bringing in the controversial MP as their wildcard late addition, reportedly along with comedian Seann Walsh, 36, but some viewers believe the late arrival might mean he will miss out on the scariest challenges.

While Matt, 44, and Seann await their highly-anticipated entrances into the Australian jungle, 10 celebrities were put through the ringer on the launch show.

Taking to Twitter to voice their dissatisfaction with the duo entering the series late, one person shared a word of warning.

"If Matt Hancock gets to just stroll into camp instead of going a task like this I’ll be complaining to Ofcom #ImACeleb," they declared.

While another insisted: "Sorry but Matt Hancock should be walking that plank!"

"I want to see matt hancock plunge out of a helicopter #ImACeleb," a third person complained.

"Why has matt hancock dodged the plank and skydive #imaceleb," a fourth said.

While the MP will undoubtedly receive his own set of challenges before he gets into camp with the rest of the celebrities, it comes as the initial group were thrown in at the deep end.

During the mammoth episode instalment, 42 year old Loose Women presenter Charlene White, comedian Babatunde Aleshe, 34, and Lioness footballer Jill Scott, 35, were first to face their fears.

The stars were presented with the task of "Walking the Plank" off the top of a towering skyscraper in the middle of the city.

The stars were hooked up to harnesses and safety wires, but the almighty distance to the ground would be enough to sway any celebrity from staying calm.

Babatunde, who suffers from an intense fear of heights, ended up giving up, but a defiant Charlene and Jill managed to jump off the building in a moment of pure bravery that left viewers at home on the edge of their seats.

Meanwhile, Love Island star Olivia Attwood, 31, who has been forced to leave the jungle today on medical grounds, and former Radio 1 royalty Chris Moyles, 48, were instead picked up from their VIP meal in a helicopter and taken to the dizzying height of 10,000 feet up in the air.

The unlikely duo were then told they had to skydive to the ground as the chopper circled over ocean waters with the beaches in the distance.

As cameras filmed the stars gearing up to launch out of the helicopter door, the sheer terror was palpable from the pair.

But once they landed safely onto the sand, cries and squeals of delights erupted instead, particularly from Olivia, who claimed the experience was one of the "top 10" of her entire life.

Elsewhere, Mike Tindall and the rest of the camp had less scary challenges to face for their first day on I'm A Celeb.

I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! continues every night at 9pm on ITV.


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