Babatúndé Aléshé has become the fifth star to be eliminated from I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! 2022.
After conquering his fear of heights earlier in the series, the comedian bid farewell to the camp after ending up in the bottom two with Seann Walsh.
As he took his seat in the treehouse for his interview, Babatúndé was so excited to have left the camp that he spilled his glass of champagne.
Departing! Babatúndé Aléshé has become the fifth star to be eliminated from I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! 2022
Following his exit, Babatunde told hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly that he was thrilled to be out of the camp after two and a half weeks.
He said: ‘It’s been crazy to see it because living in it is a whole new expereince. Spending two and a bit weeks in there is hardcore. All we do is talk about food.’
After struggling with his first challenge of the series, Walk The Plank, Babatunde admitted he feared for his future in the jungle after pulling out of the trial.
He’s leaving! After conquering his fear of heights earlier in the series, the comedian bid farewell to the camp after ending up in the bottom two with Seann Walsh
Tough time! During his jungle tenure, Babatunde overcame his fears of heights and toads during the Bushtucker Trials
Number five! After saying goodbye to his fellow celebrities, Babatunde made his way over the famous bridge
Off he goes! As he took his seat in the treehouse for his interview, he was so excited to have left the camp that he spilled his glass of champagne
He said: ‘I thought it was going to be a trainwreck, I’ve been dreading each and every trial.’
However Babatunde eventually overcame his fear of heights to earn 11 stars in the first trial, and even faced his phobia of toads.
He told Ant and Dec: ‘I feel like I’m more scared of toads now than I was. I knew it was going to come, I thought if I made it far I’d have to lie in a box with a bunch of toads, when they came in I thought ”you guys are evil!”
Heading home! Following his exit, Babatunde told hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly that he was thrilled to be out of the camp after two and a half weeks
Challenging: He said: ‘It’s been crazy to see it because living in it is a whole new expereince. Spending two and a bit weeks in there is hardcore. All we do is talk about food’
Important: As he bid farewell to his campmates, Babatunde said: ‘You guys have made me feel brave. I’ve conquered two of my biggest fears, which is frogs’
As he bid farewell to his campmates, Babatunde said: ‘You guys have made me feel brave. I’ve conquered two of my biggest fears, which is frogs.
‘I know it’s hilarious but I hate those little demons, and heights.
‘And every single last one of you, I’m going to, you know, cherish for the rest of my life. This has been the best experience I’ve ever had. Thank you to everybody.’
Earlier in the show, Seann Walsh reflected on ‘the worst month of his life’, which came in the weeks following his Strictly Come Dancing kissing scandal.
Candid: Earlier in the show, Seann Walsh reflected on ‘the worst month of his life’, which came in the weeks following his Strictly Come Dancing kissing scandal
The comedian, 36, found himself at the centre of a media firestorm when he was photographed kissing Katya Jones while she was married to husband Neil, and he was in a relationship with now ex-girlfriend Rebecca Humphries.
Speaking to Babatunde, Seann revealed that after the scandal he was booked to perform at a 200-person venue in Edinburgh, but was horrified when he learned that there were just 30 people in attendance.
Reflecting on the most difficult moment in his career, Seann told Babatunde: ‘Easily the most depressing month of my entire life, Edinburgh after Strictly.
‘We get to Edinburgh, right, I think it’s a 200-seater, I’ve never not in Edinburgh sold out the first night.
Tough time: Speaking to Babatunde, Seann revealed that after the scandal he was booked to perform at a 200-person venue, but learned there were just 30 people in attendance
‘It doesn’t even occur to me that it’s not sold out. Just before I’m about to go on, my agent comes in and goes, ”Just so you know, there’s like 30 people.”
‘To get told that when you’re just about to go on… horrific. It was at that point I was like, ”Oh, oh..”
Babatúndé said: ‘Oh, they don’t like me.’
Seann added: ‘My career was dead, I was over.’
In the Bush Telegraph Babatúndé added: ‘We love joking and making things seem as though it’s always good, it’s always funny. A lot of the times we never talk about some of the hardest times.’
Difficult: Babatúndé added of his own career: ‘I stopped because I had a mental block. I can’t come up with new stuff’
Seann continued: ‘My agent said, ”There’s nothing I can do. I’m sorry, I’ve tried. I’ve tried everything.”
‘Do you know what I did, I thought, I’ve got to learn to drive. I can’t sit on trains, with people looking at me going, ”Is that the guy that used to…?”
‘I’ve got to learn to drive now as I’ve got to hide. Genuinely. I mean that, I swear on my life. I can’t be on trains.’
Babatúndé added of his own career: ‘I stopped because I had a mental block. I can’t come up with new stuff. I just can’t come up with new jokes, it’s just not happening for me. I lost the love.’
Seann in the Bush Telegraph said: ‘There are the highs in comedy but there are the lows. It’s not been an easy ride for either of us.’
I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! continues on Thursday at 9pm on ITV.
I’m A Celebrity 2022: All you need to know about this year’s show
I’M A CELEBRITY 2022: THE FULL LINEUP
CLAIM TO FAME: Legendary pop star
PHOBIAS: Being scared
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? No, I am going straight into the jungle from playing at various festivals and gigs
ROLE IN THE CAMP: In-house dietician reassuring everyone that they will be ok on the jungle diet. And entertainer – I will sing!
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I am a very positive person and I don’t bear any grudges
DREAM CAMPMATE: It would be funny if my ex, Jon Moss, comes on the programme -but I don’t think that will happen!
CLAIM TO FAME: Radio DJ
PHOBIAS: I am petrified of heights. I ended up carrying the bags when we took my girlfriend’s niece once to Go Ape as I am so petrified!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? A friend’s birthday, a wedding, and Leeds United matches
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Entertainer. Hopefully I can help shorten everyone’s boredom.
BEST ATTRIBUTE: Hiding food! I am going to fly out early and sneak into the jungle and hide pot noodles everywhere, then I will be everyone’s best friend!
DREAM CAMPMATE: Ant and Dec…let’s see how they cope for 24 hours!
CLAIM TO FAME: Playing Eileen Grimshaw in Coronation Street
PHOBIAS: Don’t be ridiculous! I am not going to admit to what I fear most!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? Coronation Street and we are expecting another grandchild any day, so hopefully it will arrive before I fly out to Australia.
ROLE IN THE CAMP: I will be more of a mum – that is where I will naturally fit.
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I can cook and I am a good listener, so hopefully I will be a friendly ear for everyone.
DREAM CAMPMATE: Good Morning Britain’s Richard Arnold. He is my TV husband and it would be lovely to have an ally in camp!
CLAIM TO FAME: Presenter of A Place In The Sun
PHOBIAS: Spiders. There is no point in lying about it! I’ve got an irrational fear about them
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? Just a holiday which I can postpone
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Mum, cook and morale booster. I always like to look at the positive side in life
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I can cook and I will be good at making sure everything is tidy in camp
DREAM CAMPMATE: Mo Gilligan. He is hilarious and I totally fancy him!
CLAIM TO FAME: Comedian
PHOBIAS: I am scared of absolutely everything. Snakes, rats – I am fearful of them all and I am dreading the trials
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? I was going on tour but we’ve postponed it now until next year
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Tension breaker. If I can break tension anywhere it starts up in the camp, then I will do that. We don’t need to be bickering as it will be a first-time experience for everyone
BEST ATTRIBUTE: Hopefully I will bring some humour to the camp
DREAM CAMPMATE: I am a big Arsenal fan and so any ex-Arsenal player would be great. I am looking forward to chatting to Ant & Dec about football
CLAIM TO FAME: Comedian
PHOBIAS: I am not too pleased about rats being in there but I am just trying to pretend it is not happening!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? No, I am really looking forward to taking part in this show
BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION YOU WANT TO DISPEL IN THE JUNGLE: People have voiced their feelings about me and I am hoping they will see I am very different. I want to create new memories
ROLE IN THE CAMP: I am a great listener. I can’t cook but if someone would like to teach me, then I will give it a go
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I don’t want to put myself down but if my friends were to answer this question, they would say there isn’t much Seann can do! I am not really bringing too much to the table which is why I am a good listener!
DREAM CAMPER: Lee Evans, anyone from Blink-182 or Boy George. My mum took me to see him at Wembley and he wore a satellite dish as a hat!
CLAIM TO FAME: Rugby Union player and married to Princess Anne’s daughter Zara Tindall
PHOBIAS: I haven’t admitted to having any phobias but in a weird way, I am looking forward to taking part in the trials!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? My podcast series and the rugby Internationals this autumn
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Morning motivator. I would like to see everyone get on well and us all have a great experience
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I am a positive person
DREAM CAMPMATE: Samuel L Jackson would be cool. He has lived the life!
CLAIM TO FAME: Playing Romeo Nightingale in Hollyoaks
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? I am a big fan of football so I will miss watching the start of the World Cup
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Entertainer and games coordinator
BEST ATTRIBUTE: It is definitely not my cooking skills or brains!
DREAM CAMPMATE: Any of the Leicester City starting 11!
CLAIM TO FAME: ITV newsreader and Loose Women anchor
PHOBIAS: I am not sure what my fear factor will be because I’ve never had rodents, spiders and snakes crawling all over me!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? My children’s annual school ball which I am gutted about
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Mum and cook. I don’t mind falling into that position
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I like to listen and talk. I love learning about people and I have a natural curiosity for people
DREAM CAMPMATE: Colin Murray and Richard Osman
CLAIM TO FAME: Retired England Lioness
PHOBIAS: I don’t like rats and the thought of being underground fills me with fear!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? The Men’s World Cup. I am going to find it weird not being able to know how the men are getting on in the tournament. Hopefully they will still be in the tournament when I come out of the jungle
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Helping hand. I like to help people if they aren’t having a good day
BEST ATTRIBUTE: Hard worker. I will always find a way to add value. I am also very honest
DREAM CAMPMATE: Another sports person would be great as it would be someone to bounce ideas off.
OLIVIA ATTWOOD – EXITED THE SHOW
CLAIM TO FAME: Love Island star
PHOBIAS: I hate the dark so I’m keen to avoid any challenges in the darkness
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? No, had the show been on air any later, I could have missed my sister’s wedding
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Clown. I was always the class clown at school and I love having a laugh
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I don’t take myself seriously and I have got a good sense of humour
DREAM CAMPMATE: A pop legend like Dolly Parton who has amazing stories to tell
CLAIM TO FAME: Politician
PHOBIAS: Snakes. I don’t thankfully suffer from claustrophobia –or I think I don’t!
BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION YOU WANT TO DISPEL IN THE JUNGLE: Politicians are people too and it will be nice for people to see me as me. We are human too
ROLE IN THE CAMP: I like to muck in, and I think I will be collecting a lot of firewood. I like cooking too