Peter Andre defends I’m A Celeb’s Jordan North: ‘You cannot fake that amount of fear’

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Peter Andre has defended I’m A Celebrity star Jordan North after viewers questioned whether he was faking his fear.

Writing in his latest new magazine column, Pete said: “I know some people have said they think Jordan North is putting on how afraid he is in the trials, but let me tell you, you cannot fake that amount of fear.”

Pete, 47, opened up about his own time on the show in 2004 as he reflected on the trials he was faced with.

He continued: “I remember when I had a trial with spiders in a glass coffin. It was horrifying – and what they didn’t show on TV was that it took me nearly six times to get in the coffin!

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“Ant and Dec kept saying, ‘You can say I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’ but what got me through was knowing we would have food if I just got through the next few minutes.”

BBC Radio 1 presenter Jordan was left shaking while taking part in The Viper Vault trial with Shane Richie as he explained he was claustrophobic and had an intense fear of snakes.

However, some fans weren’t convinced and accused the 30 year old of “playing a game”.

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One said on Twitter: “Sorry but Jordan knows exactly what he’s doing.. playing a game 100% #ImACeleb.”

Another wrote: “Jordan is faking his fear to gain popularity.”

TV presenter Eamonn Holmes also waded in while chatting to panellists Ferne McCann and Babatunde Aleshe on I’m A Celebrity…The Daily Drop.

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When asked about Jordan’s performance, the 60 year old said: “There’s just no escape and yet, head down, he got on with it.

“I don’t know, I think I would be scarred, I’d have some sort of disorder coming out of that nightmare.”

He added: “Either that or he’s buffing us all along. I mean, he gets full stars.”

A shocked Ferne then asked if he was saying it was "all an act".

Eamonn explained: "No, I'm saying if you had that sort of inquisitive mind, you could look and say, 'Well how come one moment he goes from being literally physically sick'."

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