I'm A Celeb 'fakery' row as star claims there are staff on hand to deal with the jungle's grimmest task | The Sun

I'M A Celebrity has been plunged into a 'fakery' row, with Phil Tufnell claiming there are staff on hand to deal with the grimmest task.

Former cricketer Phil, 57, first appeared on the ITV reality show all the way back in 2003 – where he was crowned King of the Jungle.

Fast-forward 20 years and he went back in for a second go, being eliminated eleventh in this year's All Stars series.

With so much time spent in the jungle, it's no surprise Phil's written about his experiences in his new book, The Tourist.

Over the years, viewers have been led to believe celeb contestants are forced to clean out the camp dunny.

But the sportsman has now revealed the disgusting chore is done by somebody off-camera.

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He wrote, "I stuck to the dunny – believe me, an unenviable task. I’d literally have nightmares about it – tripping as I was carrying it away and being consumed by a cascading torrent of celebrity sewage.  

"A little secret here – the contestants remove the dunny, but don’t actually empty it.

"They carry it down to a camouflaged wooden hut, tap on the door and clear off.

"It’s basically an extreme version of that old knock-and-run game where you wrap a bit of dog muck in newspaper, set it on fire, drop it by someone’s front door, ring the bell, and leg it."

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After retiring in 2002, the ex England player stepped into the media as a summariser for the BBC's Test Match Special and had his own radio show with Michael Vaughan.

He was also a long-running captain on A Question Of Sport and appeared on a host of other TV shows including Hole In The Wall, Would I Lie To You? and Strictly Come Dancing.

He's an Arsenal fan too, and an ambassador for The Children's Trust charity supporting kids with brain injuries and neurodisabilities.

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