Is sultry jungle showering degrading or empowering? Should men do the washing? And should women ever be expected to do the heavy lifting when there are men around?
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! isn’t a show you’d often equate with serious debate – unless you’re talking Soupgate – but there was more than enough profound discussion to go around the camp on day 7.
It all kicked off with a tiff about Duncan Banntyne’s jungle washing skills, which Brian Freedman deemed dismal. “Duncan is not a bloke you can imagine down the creek doing the washing”, Tony Hadley chipped in, defending the former Dragon. “If I’m honest, and I’m not being funny but two ladies would be much better than Duncan.”
That statement didn’t go down too well in the camp: “So Tony has announced that women are better at laundry and doing the washing than men are,” Vicky Pattison fumed in the Bush Telegraph. “Right OK, there’s me thinking I’m in the jungle, not some time machine!”
And she wasn’t the only one fuming about it either.
“I kept dropping my soap, I’ve seen other people do it, close their eyes, head back, and they do it so effortlessly sexy. But I had loads of soap in my eyes, shampoo everywhere, I tried to be sexy but my eyes were just stinging, I couldn’t see,” Vicky explained. “It was a disaster, I’m not a jungle sexy shower scene girl”
Pattison’s no-nonsense girl power patience with a blindfolded Ferne on the Horror Flying Circus Bushtucker Trial – and the pair’s budding jungle friendship – won her a rather special place in the viewing public’s hearts.
Vicky and Ferne are the best comedy duo since the Chuckle Brothers ?? #ImACeleb