Bad News For Michael Buerk As He's Voted Off I'm A Celebrity
Veteran broadcaster is third contestant to get marching orders...
Michael Buerk has followed in the footsteps of Jimmy Bullard and Nadia Forde, getting the boot from I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!
And the veteran newsman, aged 68, seemed delighted to be leaving the Australian rainforest following the latest public vote when he spoke to show hosts Ant and Dec.
"You wouldn't believe the relief," he exclaimed. "There are snakes but it's not exactly the Garden of Eden in there."
But he admitted he'd been pleasantly surprised by his fellow contestants, even if the show was harder than he had expected.
"I thought they'd all be tossers and not all of them were," he explained.
"I'm surprised actually I thought the experience was worse than I imagined. I thought people would slip in pizzas on the quiet.
"The people were nicer that I thought they were going to be. The regime was worse."
Despite his mixed feelings, he seemed glad to have done the show, adding: "I don't regret doing it. An idiotic bit of me regrets leaving them, it's like being in a high security prison."
Meanwhile a row has blown up between Edwina Currie and Melanie Sykes over the former politician's not-very-feminist attitude.
When the ex-Tory MP suggested a man should do the Bushtucker Trial, Sykes replied: "Hang on, me and Kendra said we wouldn't mind."
To which Currie replied: "Bearing in mind we want to eat tonight..."
And Sykes answered: "Yeah I know. Are you saying we wouldn't be able to do it? You should believe in the sisterhood. You're a strong woman."
And later on, speaking in the Bush Telegraph, the model and TV personality talked the confrontation over with the camera.
"God what is that about. I'm really shocked in Edwina for that.
"She is such a strong female role model yet in her case she doesn't believe in that."