ITV risks Ofcom complaints over tonight’s I’m A Celeb dinner – with Janice Dickinson so disgusted she refuses to eat it | The Sun
I'M A Celebrity's Janice Dickinson refuses to eat dinner tonight after being horrified by what they were served.
The ITV show also risks upsetting viewers at home after it was announced that rabbit was on the menu after Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo secured an impressive eight stars.
Toff, 28, fought tooth and nail in the first Bushtucker Trial of the series which saw her climb through underground drains in the 'toughest trial ever'
She proudly returned to camp with eight stars, which promised a solid meal for camp mates – but not everyone was happy.
In tonight's episode, after it was revealed that they would be eating rabbit, Janice announces: “I will not eat those little bunnies.”
Paul Burrell adds: “All my time at the Palace, I never ate rabbit. They’re pets.”
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More up for the meal, Phil Tuffnel says: “That is just like chicken, just a bit gamier.”
We predict that the bunny dish might not go down well with viewers at home after recent reactions to similar scenarios.
Animal-loving fans were upset after Channel 4's new show Scared Of The Dark used a live rabbit in one of its challenges.
The show was hit with hundreds of Ofcom complaints after a white rabbit was put in a plastic box and celebrities had to guess what was inside.
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The celebs were seen plunging their arms into the box and prodding at the terrified animal, with some screaming and making loud noises.
It left fans furious and taking to Twitter to complain, saying there was "no need" to watch the celebs "poke at the poor rabbit".
“Oh. I’m enjoying this show but using a rabbit for this task is wrong," one said. "Uncomfortable seeing them poke and grab at a poor rabbit in pitch black darkness."
"None of that please, there's no need," they added.
In a statement issued to OK!, a Channel 4 representative said: "The welfare of the rabbits featured was of paramount importance."
"Their involvement was carefully planned following advice from the licensed company who cares for them, in compliance with the Animal Welfare Regulations 2018," they added.
"The rabbits chosen are trained and well used to taking part in these types of activities and their handlers were present and represented the welfare of the animals whilst on set.
"Animal welfare facilities were provided and filming times were set following advice from the animal provider."
Stacey Solomon's TV show was also hit with 1.5k complaints after she advised a family to move their house rabbits outside.
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In an episode of her show Sort Your Life Out, she was helping a household to de-clutter their home, which meant the bunnies got the boot.
After an official review, it was reported by the BBC that the complaints are "not being upheld", and therefore the show was not guilty of cruelty to animals.
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