Vernon Kay is baffled by AJ Pritchard’s claims I’m A Celebrity campmates slept under heaters

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I’m A Celebrity star Vernon Kay has denied his fellow campmate AJ Pritchard’s claims the stars slept under heaters in the castle.

Former Family Fortunes host Vernon, 46, appeared confused when he was quizzed by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby on former Strictly Come Dancing pro AJ’s claims.

AJ, 26, made the revelation as he was quizzed on the conditions within the castle on his podcast with brother Curtis Pritchard.

Professional dancer AJ said: “It was cold. I always had my long johns on but, yeah, one or two days you would wear, for example, long johns, trousers, top…"

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AJ’s brother Curtis Pritchard added: “You were sleeping naked one night weren't you?”

To which AJ said: “OK so, we had heat lamps above and you probably couldn't see on camera.

“So the heat lamps would maybe turn on at about 2am and about 5am to make it feel warm in the sleeping areas.

“So one night I went to bed thinking, ‘Oh My God I'm going to be absolutely freezing’, so I put on a million layers, and had a hot flush at 4 or 5am,” AJ explained.


But, Vernon had a different version of events when he was quizzed about AJ’s revelation on This Morning.

Speaking to Holly, 39, and Phil via video link Phillip, 58, asked Vernon about the claims.

Tess Daly’s husband, who recently defended Giovanna Fletcher against Piers Morgan, pulled a confused face and said: “Really?”

He then said: “There was one heater in my living quarters but they were very rarely used, I’ll be honest with you, cold at night.

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“It was freezing during the day because of the draft from the door that went into the courtyard, that sometimes would remain open so the draft that came through and the heat that we got was very, very limited it wasn’t on all the time.

“We were cold at night, but they did provide us with amazing sleeping bags so maybe he was having a hot flush!”

Vernon revealed the shower facilities weren’t much better either, as he revealed the water they used to wash in was warm but nowhere near hot.

After being asked about the showers, he said: “That’s all it was, warm. It wasn’t hot, it wasn’t steaming it was just warm. But, when you’re covered in fish guts, offal, smell and stench, maggots and cockroaches anything will do. You just wanna get it all off you, get your fingers in your hair with the shampoo – which was limited, by the way – and just cleanse yourself.

“The showers were a place of solace, it was a place of tranquility while you were in the show because you washed off the trial and got on with the day.”

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