We all have a favorite show, challenge, or contestant – but sadly, not everyone who’s been on the show is with us yet.
Despite the amount of deadly snakes, spiders, and frightening challenges the stars endure during the show, no one actually died during filming – or fear of jumping out of a plane at the start of the show.
The five stars who have died since their series aired have died of various causes.
Here we look at the tragic stories of these five iconic competitors …
Freddie Starr is a comedian widely believed to have eaten a hamster, so fans were understandably gleeful when it was announced he would be entering the jungle in 2011.
Surely he would do a light job on the horrific challenges if he had ever managed to eat a rodent alive?
But he refuted the rumors, telling fellow campmates Jessica Jane Clement and McFly’s Dougie Poynter that it just wasn’t true, adding, “I couldn’t break his head. “
The 68-year-old when he entered the show, bosses were forced to remove him from the show fearing he would die during filming.
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He collapsed following an intense lawsuit against Mark Wright where they mocked a fermented egg, pig anus and camel toe, with doctors believing he had had a extreme allergic reaction.
A high profile source told the Mirror they couldn’t risk him tipping again and forbade him to go back.
The insider said, “Freddie is clearly not doing well and life in the jungle is difficult.
“The last thing we want is for him to get really sick or, God forbid, die live on TV. It was irresponsible to let him go back to the jungle.
But death catches up with us all, and in 2019 he was found dead in a £ 170,000 townhouse in Spain.
He died a recluse and broke up, relying on a caregiver as his only regular companionship.
Starr has been reported to be in debt thousands of pounds over unpaid water bills and community charges.
An autopsy later revealed that he had died of a heart attack. He was 76 years old.
Cannon and Ball were one of the biggest entertainment groups in the UK in the 1980s, and in 2005 they were introduced to a new generation of TV fans when they both stepped into the jungle.
Tommy Cannon was knocked out first, meaning his comedy partner and best friend Bobby Ball was left alone, with campmates like David Dickinson, Atomic Kitten’s Jenny Frost, and Blue star Anthony Costa all to him. keep company.
One of Bobby’s most memorable moments was strutting around in a hot pink cat costume as part of a jungle fashion show.
But he was unable to strut to fame and finished sixth on the show. Carole Thatcher, daughter of ex-Prime Minister Margaret, was the final winner.
Fans were devastated last year when it was announced that Bobby, who also starred with Lee Mack in Not Going Out, had died aged 76 from complications from covid 19.
Darts star Eric Bristow traded the och for “oh no, did he really say that?” When he entered the jungle for the 2012 series.
During the show, he upset Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan on several occasions, but his mean comments about his acne are mostly remembered.
When she said she liked to melt popsicles and drink them, he joked, “That’s what made your skin, all that shit you eat. “
He then suggested that he could get rid of his spots in one fell swoop by squeezing his head.
Despite his scathing comments, he came in fourth on the show – but his partner later claimed participating had changed him… for the worse.
She said: “It changed him forever. The Eric who went to the jungle was not the same Eric who went out, unfortunately.
“The total detox of getting into and out of I’m A Celebrity didn’t do her body any good at all. Eric was really hurt when he came out. “
In 2018, Eric died of a heart attack while participating in a VIP dating experience at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.
Yvonne said it was due to a small blood clot and that the Crafty Cockney was ‘dead before it hit the ground’.
It goes without saying that David Gest’s most iconic reality TV appearance was on Celebrity Big Brother, but it also brought a lot of glam and fun to the jungle.
The legendary music producer, childhood boyfriend of Michael Jackson and ex-husband of Liza Minelli appeared on I’m A Celeb in 2006.
It was a decade later that he found himself under Big Brother’s watch in 2016 – but had to leave home after 13 days due to poor health.
He was found dead in his room at the Four Seasons Hotel in London a few months later on April 12, 2016, with police describing his death as having no suspicious circumstances and later confirming that it was caused by a stroke.
After his death, his friends claimed that David had accumulated a debt of £ 500,000 due to a gambling addiction.
His funeral was attended by famous friends including Kym Marsh, Stephanie Davis and Jeremy McConnell.
Tara Palmer Tomkinson
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One of the original London “It Girls” of the 1990s, super chic Tara Palmer-Tomkinson couldn’t hack the tough conditions of I’m A Celeb and tried to escape.
She starred in the first series in 2002, and it was clear that the talented pianist – a friend of Prince Charles and the royals – was in serious trouble.
During her outing conversation with Ant and Dec, they revealed that she went to their studio which she addressed with her trademark honesty.
She said: “I just thought, ‘What am I doing here, I seem to be irritating people and I don’t have so much confidence in myself. It was a combination of so many things, I was just thinking – go for it! ”
But there was more drama waiting for him in real life.
In 2006, she had surgery to reconstruct her nose after cocaine addiction destroyed her septum, and a decade later had a pituitary tumor removed.
In February 2017, at just 45, Tara was found dead at her London home, with her sister later revealing that the cause of her death was a perforated ulcer and peritonitis.