I’m A Celebrity All Stars: Viewers left divided as Gillian McKeith returns for spin-off series

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I’m A Celebrity viewers have been left divided after Gillian McKeith returned to the ITV show for the All Star series.

Gillian McKeith, who first ventured into the I’m A Celeb jungle in 2010, made a shock entrance into the All Stars campsite last night (April 25) for the new series in South Africa. McKeith famously caused a stir in the 2010 series after she fainted during a bushtucker trial.

McKeith, who admitted she found returning to the show “terrifying”, was revealed as the first ‘latecomer’ to be introduced to the celebrity camp. As she entered the South Africa camp for the first time,  she received mixed receptions from her fellow campmates.

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Happy Mondays star Shaun Ryder was noticeably shocked by McKeith’s return to the show after he clashed with her during the 2010 series. Speaking in a preview episode on Monday, Shaun told campmates “I almost killed her” and agreed she was “mad as a box of frogs”.

In the 2010 series, the musician called McKeith “a daft old bat” and said she would “try the patience of a saint”. As viewers watched McKeith make her return to I’m A Celeb, they took to Twitter to deliver their views on the comeback.

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One I’m A Celeb fan tweeted: "Really!? The worst contestant in history is in the All-Stars series? Riiiiiiiight."

However, some fans welcomed McKeith back with open arms as she walked onto camp. One viewer said: "GILLIAN MCKEITH - it’s just gotten better!"

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Another tweeted: “I’m A Celeb bringing Gillian McKeith in with Shaun Ryder is one of the best things to happen to British TV for years.

I’m A Celebrity All Stars will return to ITV1 and ITVX tonight from 9pm.

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