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'Real reason' Nella Rose's family skipped her I'm A Celeb exit

Rhianna Benson

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'Real reason' Nella Rose's family skipped her I'm A Celeb exit

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I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! viewers were left heartbroken during last night's instalment after nobody appeared to meet newly-evicted contestant Nella Rose on the iconic jungle bridge.

The YouTube star became the second big-name to be voted off the show, following Frankie Dettori's exit on Sunday evening.

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And after catching up with the gruelling ITV show's hosts Ant and Dec, 26-year-old social media favourite Nella was seen walking off the bridge before posing for the paparazzi, with no friends or family members in sight.

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Despite being considered one of this year's most controversial campmates - following numerous heated spats with her co-stars - viewers took to Twitter after last night's episode to express their concern for Nella.

"It was so sad no one was at the bridge waiting for Nella", one tweeted.

Another wrote: "No-one there to greet #Nella at the end of the bridge. I get she's not everyone's fan, but I hope she has some good people around her all the same. We all need that in life."

Nella was eliminated from the show last night. Credit: ITV
Nella was eliminated from the show last night. Credit: ITV
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Concern for her wellbeing was further fuelled after Lorraine Kelly hinted this morning that the I'm A Celeb star had pulled out of her reportedly obligatory ITV interview last minute.

"I can tell you what's coming up following Nella's jungle exit last night,' host Lorraine told viewers today (5 December).

"It's a shame she's not talking to anybody, but anyway, I'm going to be joined by Nick Pickard's girlfriend, Sarah."

Later on in this morning's breakfast show, Lorraine specifically confirmed she had been due to chat to the Catfish UK presenter.

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She said: "She [Nella] was going to join us this morning but she has decided not to give any interviews today. But we might catch up with her later."

Lorraine Kelly told viewers today that Nella had pulled out of her TV interview. Credit: ITV
Lorraine Kelly told viewers today that Nella had pulled out of her TV interview. Credit: ITV

Lorraine then said she 'sincerely' wished Nella the best and hoped that she was having a 'fantastic breakfast'.

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A show spokesman has since told Tyla: "We have a duty of care process in place for all our celebrities and there are no expectations from our side for any of the celebrities to do press interviews immediately after they depart the show."

A source close to Nella has since claimed that there has been "some confusion" over Nella's decision not to appear on Lorraine.

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They allegedly told The Mirror: "Nella has just been relaxing on her first day out of the jungle.

"It is quite common for contestants to do that and she will be giving her views and thoughts about her time in the jungle on ITV on Wednesday."

Nella's brothers were reportedly late to meeting her off the bridge. Credit: ITV
Nella's brothers were reportedly late to meeting her off the bridge. Credit: ITV

The inside source has also disclosed the REAL reason that no family members were on hand to welcome Nella as she departed from the jungle last night.

"Her brothers had commitments and so had to head out to Australia quite late so they didn't make it in time to be on the bridge for her," they told the publication.

"But they are going to have a week together now in Australia which is going to be great fun."

ITV have also confirmed that this statement is correct.

Topics: Nella Rose, Im A Celebrity, ITV, TV And Film, Celebrity, Lorraine

Rhianna Benson
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