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“Black women shouldn’t go on reality TV”: I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here review

YouTuber Nella Rose’s promo photograph for 23rd series of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! 
Credit: @Imacelebrity via Instagram 

YouTuber, Nella Rose, has received a backlash after her appearance on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!. Some viewers even suggested black women should no longer appear on British reality TV. 

The tenth day of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here has arrived. This year’s lineup has certainly not disappointed its viewers in terms of drama. With the likes of Nella Rose, Nigel Farage and Jamie Lynn Spears featuring on the show, there were bound to be iconic moments from early on. 

One controversy came when TV presenter Fred Siriex said of Rose that he’s old enough to be her dad. But Rose’s father passed away during lockdown in 2020 and was her only remaining parent. She labeled Siriex as “disrespectful” as this was common knowledge amongst the contestants. 

Viewers across social media were split between the two sides of the disagreement, where many defended Siriex stating that it was just an idiom and Rose’s reaction to the comment was uncalled for. 

Nella Rose taking part in bushtrucker trial on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! 
Credit: @imacelebrity via X 

A larger discussion amongst viewers was sparked as Rose was involved in a debate with ex politician and GB News presenter, Nigel Farage about immigration. During the debate Rose asked Farage: “Why don’t black people like you?” 

Following the two interactions involving Rose, she became subject to hateful comments over social media which sparked a conversation between users of platform X, formerly known as Twitter, about the downsides of black women appearing on British reality television. 

Some people on the platform said that black women should stop taking part in reality TV shows, however, others disagreed and said it’s important for representation to be showcased on British TV and that black women deserve these opportunities as well.  

Despite the controversies around the subject, some viewers are still happy to see the YouTuber on the show. Rose is the first influencer to appear on I’m a Celeb, leaving viewers proud of the contestant and happy with the representation on the show. 

Last night, Rose did not partake in a bushtrucker trial for the first time since the series started, while food critic, Grace Dent left on medical grounds. 

I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here continues on ITV1 and ITVX at 9pm.