I'm A Celebrity fans fight back after critics call for an end to jungle showers
Columnist Barbara Ellen sniffed on the Guardian website: "In the midst of this #MeToo era, isn’t it time the I’m a Celebrity jungle shower was disabled for good?"
She argued: "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."
But one viewer hit back: “Really? It’s not done at gunpoint you know.” A second added: “Feminism here fighting the real battles.”
Another asked: "Who says they don't do it for their own pleasure?"
The columnist also demanded that the programme give the stars private changing facilities – or show more men washing in the famous shower.
However, fans pointed out that countless men have been shown under the waterfall, among them Joel Dommett, Wayne Bridge and – very recently – Nick Knowles.
Knowlesy, 56, braved the icy water in a pair of red Speedos last week.
Waterfall showering has been a talking point among viewers ever since Myleene Klass famously donned a white bikini before doing under the cascade back in 2012.
Since then, James McVey, Helen Flanagan, Vicky Pattison and a bum-flashing David Haye have all enjoyed the cleansing power of the iconic waterfall.
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