I’m A Celeb’s Paul Burrell reveals ‘righteous’ contraband ranter Fatima Whitbread enjoyed smuggled goods of her own
PRINCESS Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell has revealed that Fatima Whitbread, who berated other I’m A Celeb campmates for bringing in contraband, enjoyed some of the illicit stash herself.
Opening up after leaving the camp just a day before the final, Paul has told how he feels betrayed by Fatima over a row about contraband goods.
After Gillian McKeith was found to have smuggled in almonds, mints and a whole host of spices in her bra and knickers, the butler confessed he had sneaked in a sachet of coffee.
Then Fatima rounded on Paul about the rule breach in an explosive early moment of the series, saying: “You have brought shame on yourself.”
Opinionated Fatima divided camp with her preaching as a number of other celebrities had also snuck in contraband including Myleene Klass and Shaun Ryder.
In the scenes, Fatima ranted: “It’s about the rules being breached because I’m a principles person and I want to be true to myself.”
But Paul has now claimed the Olympian herself was enjoying naughty goods.
He said: “I have found out from Gillian recently that she had given Fatima some of her contraband mints.
“At the point when Fatima is saying to me, ‘you have brought shame on yourself’ all while she’s sucked on an Imperial mint! That’s a bit rich isn’t it.
“So she wasn’t quite so righteous after all.”
“This is all what Gillian told me of course.
“Fatima was quite bossy throughout and I didn’t realise how was bossy she was until I’ve been watching it.
“Fatima was a very strong player. She knew what she was doing and she was there to win, she had the final in her sights.”
The former Royal butler also revealed: “We have an I’m A Celebrity Legends WhatsApp group. And we all talk to each other as each night unfolds and we all say, wow, I didn’t know that happened.
“Now we’re watching it all, like the trials we did not see, and we’re seeing the context of everything.
“We’re constantly texting each other saying, oh you did that. Wow.”
Despite the dramas, Paul added: “But I loved being in the jungle, it was magical.”