I’m A Celeb’s Amir Khan exposes game plan behind brutal boot from show
I’m A Celebrity… South Africa star Amir Khan has revealed the “truth” about his brutal exit from the hit ITV show.
The 36-year-old boxer faced the boot during Tuesday's shock episode (May 2) and became the third campmate to leave the jungle, following Gillian McKeith and Shaun Ryder.
Earlier on in the show, the celebs were horrified when they were forced to make a "horrible" decision by voting a campmate out.
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Hosts Ant and Dec revealed that the stars would have to choose who would be next go home – making show history, as usually the fate of the contestants is in the hands of viewers.
And in shocking scenes, it was revealed professional boxer Amir had been chosen by his campmates to get the boot.
Following the revelation, viewers were left fuming at the result, as he had become one of the most popular campmates.
But now, Amir has issued a statement – exposing the “truth” about his I’m A Celebrity exit.
Taking to his Twitter account, Amir said: “THE TRUTH” – I chose to be picked and nominated out. I remember the night before, when the voting was taking place – I strictly told the campmates to vote for me. I couldn't see anyone else voted out.
“I had my jungle experience, won plenty of stars for camp and enjoyed my time with the campmates. Thank you for a wonderful time. Please don't be upset – I was happy to go."
Meanwhile Carol Vorderman reposted Amir's statement to her Instagram story and added: "He did tell us all to vote for him. We didn't want to vote for Amir at all.”
As the news of Amir's exit flooded through camp, Georgia Toffolo was left particularly unimpressed as she hugged her pal.
Locking him in her arms, Toff whispered: "This isn't right," as he was sent packing.
The Made In Chelsea star added that she had been in the jungle with the star twice now and considered him one of her closest friends in the camp.
“It doesn't feel right," she gushed, as she hugged him.
Paul Burrel was seen breaking down in tears as Amir left camp, calling him a "king."
Speaking to Ant and Dec after his departure, he said: "All my fears are overcome, I’ve achieved what I wanted to achieve from it and it’s time to go now."
Viewers at home reacted with shock.
“Amir being booted over Janice? Seriously," said one fan.
"no way amir just got voted out…MAKE THE VOTE PUBLIC," demanded another, while a third penned: "What the hell!! As if Amir has left!! He’s the best one in there!! Fuming!!! #ImACeleb."
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