It was weird when it started, but the shower scene infamy became part of I’m a Celeb lore from the minute Myleene Klass stepped under the waterfall in her white bikini.
Since then, casting of the series has always tried to include “something for the dads” by having someone superficially attractive with the hope that they’ll look good in the shower.
Other additions have been the likes of Helen Flanagan and Ashley Roberts, but a critic, Guardian columnist Barbara Ellen, wants this to end.
“In the midst of this #MeToo era, isn’t it time the I’m a Celebrity jungle shower was disabled for good?“
However many fans are hitting back at the sentiment, saying that the ITV show has also had its fair share of men stripping down in the shower, such as boxer David Haye and comedian Joel Dommett.
“Over the years, young female celebrities have become almost obliged to make the grim, bikini-clad trudge to said shower in order to stretch, arch, undulate and generally prance about in scenes that are about as natural and unforced as a Playboy centrefold shoot.”
She then went on to demand that celebs on the show were given the opportunity to wash in private quarters, away from the prying eyes of 24/7 cameras.
Either that, or producers should show more men using the shower.
As said before though, viewers cited plenty of times men are shown washing, including Nick Knowles in his red Speedos this year.
Maybe next season they’ll get a door or something?
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