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    Posted: 22 Nov 2010 at 11:34

Nigel Havers dramatically quits I'm A Celebrity after objecting to electric shock trial

By Sarah Bull
Last updated at 11:13 AM on 22nd November 2010

Nigel Havers has dramatically quit I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, just hours after complaining to producers about treatment of contestants.

The 59-year-old actor finally left camp last night, after he was seen objecting to the Kangaroo Court task, which saw camp members given electric shocks if they failed in the special trial.

Havers was seen fuming: 'I'm not up for it, I don’t do electric shocks so I’m leaving. I cannot waste another second of my life. I will probably do something drastic like probably go.

'If you are gaining something, that’s a fantastic thing.  But if you’re not gaining something...'


Quit: Nigel Havers has become the first celebrity to leave I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

A spokesperson for the ITV show confirmed to MailOnline that Havers had officially left.

Last night's Kangaroo Court task saw contestants in a makeshift courtroom, presided over by a toy kangaroo.


Every time the celebrities saw a baby Joey shoot out of the kangaroo, they had to bang their gavel. The slowest starts to bang their gavels were given electric shocks.

Later in the show Sheryl Gascoigne and Lembit spent the night in jungle jail after losing a task which saw the contestants compete for immunity from facing elimination in the first eviction later this week.

The task will be played out over the next three days with two celebs being sent to jail each time. By the end of the task one of the celebs will get another chance to win back their immunity meaning five contestants will face the public vote for elimination.

Havers said another reason he had decided to quit the show was because he didn't want his wife to see him 'in prison'.


I object! Nigel walked off the set after disagreeing with the Kangaroo Court task which saw the celebrities receive electric shocks


Exhausted: Nigel had previously complained about his fellow campmates' 'inane' conversation topics

Havers had also been complaining about the lack of intelligent conversation between campmates, calling many of the discussion topics 'inane', and particularly focusing on former MP Lembit Opik.

He had previously been seen growing tired of Lembit's conversation, telling him on several occasions he was 'dull'.


Goodbye Nigel! The actor lasted just ten days in camp

The actor later said: 'There has been non-stop chat, never a pause ever. I'm 59 and I don't want to waste it sitting around talking absolute b******s.'

And when new contestants Dom Joly and Jenny Eclair entered camp last week, Nigel's appearance was one of the first things they commented on, with Dom saying he looked like a 'broken man'.

He then added: 'Nigel's a man going through a certain existential despair.

'I think parts of him wonder what he’s doing here.'

But while some of his fellow celebrities appeared to anger him, Havers did strike up a friendship with former Happy Mondays star Shaun Ryder.

The pair appeared to feel the same way about the non-stop conversation in camp, with both not looking too happy when This Morning's Alison Hammond set a record by becoming the thirteenth celebrity in the camp.

Before going into the jungle, Havers explained his decision, adding: 'This is the end of a crazy year for me.

'Nobody like me has ever done the show before and it strangely appealed to me. I have just finished doing Coronation Street, which I loved and now I am doing this.

'I thought I would do a year of surprising people before I go back to doing straight theatre.'

But Havers admitted his wife of three years, Georgiana Bronfman, did everything she could to stop him taking part on the ITV programme.


Pals: Nigel did strike up a friendship with former Happy Mondays star Shaun Ryder


Not intellectually stimulated: Nigel last night admitted he was worried when he came out the jungle, his brain wouldn't work

He said: 'My wife is furious I am doing it. She said ‘I might not be back when you come out’. She did everything she could to dissuade me not to do it.

'She can’t believe I am that stupid. She thinks actors are pretty stupid. We just don’t talk about it. She is going to Africa when this is happening.'

Meanwhile, former King of the Jungle Christopher Biggins has spoken out about Havers' exit, admitting he probably should never have agreed to take part in the show.

Biggins said: 'I don’t think he should have done it really, that’s the real problem. And I think that he completely lost it yesterday.

'That is the worst thing - boredom. Because there is nothing to do… you can’t read, you can’t look at anything, you can’t listen to anything. All you have to do is listen about people riding bikes - you talk rubbish, it’s quite simple.'


Taskmaster: Nigel had been involved in a series of tasks during his time in the jungle, including having to sing a duet with Sheryl Gascoigne while having maggots and insects dropped on him

Biggins also spoke about Gillian McKeith, saying the television nutritionist should never have been allowed on the programme.

He said: 'I blame the psychiatrist - because you have to see a psychiatrist before you go in. Perhaps they were closed the day that Gillian went, because you’d never let her in would you? She needs a big piece of meat I think.'

It is unclear whether a new celebrity will be drafted in to replace Havers in the jungle.

His daughter was due to fly into Australia to meet him during the jungle evictions that start later this week, but insiders suspect she may now remain in the UK.

The actor is rumoured to be planning a return home as soon as possible to start rehearsals for his upcoming pantomine, Dick Whittington, at the Birmingham Hippodrome.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1331922/Im-A-Celebrity-2010-Nigel-Havers-quits-objecting-electric-shock-trial.html#ixzz160gpopD8
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  Quote deborah31 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Nov 2010 at 13:52
I thought he walked out then came back in again.
did he really quit??
Ha.. ha so funny re above quotes from Biggins.
I've never watched this show before, but heard about it, where have these people been ?? (Gillian, and Nigel) to not know anything about the show??
Maybe Nigel just thought he's too good for the show?? not sure.
Didn't seem to have much of a sense of humour to to me.
Gillian is just stupid, she's just a wimpering jelly.  Even i could do better in the bush.
She'll keep getting voted for , until she cracks completely, which i think is what the viewers want.
My favourites are Stacey, Britt, and Shaun, i'm even liking Sheryl, seems to have a lot of common sense.  Have only seen half the shows tho. so I may of missed some interesting bits.  Have no idea who Dom Joly is, but he's starting to annoy me, along with Alison Hammond.
Am also loving Jenny Eclair, she's a star!!!
Well done Lynford, for getting the 12stars too.
Please someone take Gillian off!!!
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  Quote deborah31 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Nov 2010 at 07:38
btw, if everyone 'walked' there wouldn't be a show. Bad for ITV
Does the winner get paid a lot of money??  I imagine there is a big incentive to stay, apart from the losing weight aspect.
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I am a newer here.
Glad to meet u.
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