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08/12/2020 09:06 GMT

The I'm A Celebrity Stars Had A Genius Way Of Ensuring Things Didn't Get Shown On TV

Those castle campmates sure were cunning.

Jordan North has revealed the I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! campmates worked out a way to stop bosses airing scenes they didn’t want them to. 

The Radio 1 DJ has told of how he and his fellow castle stars would sing songs from Disney, Queen or The Beatles over private conversations, as ITV did not have the rights for their material. 

Prior to appearing on the ITV reality show, Jordan said producers had told them all not to sing anything belonging to those artists, but they used that instruction as an advantage to themselves. 

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Shane Richie, Vernon Kay, Giovanna Fletcher and Jordan North on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

Speaking on Radio 1, Jordan said: “Before we went in, we were told not to sing any songs by Queen, The Beatles or Disney because we can’t get them cleared. That means you’ve got to get the rights for it.

“So if we were having a conversation that we didn’t want to go on air, we’d have a conversation and we’d get someone in the background to sing I Want To Break Free.”

Jordan revealed Shane dished the dirt on some TV stars, telling him what they are really like, but the footage didn’t air because their campmate Vernon Kay was singing The Beatles’ Hey Jude in the background.

He said: “I’d be there with Shane Richie going, ‘Is he really like that? I’ve always loved him on the telly’.

“Shane’s saying, ‘Can’t stand him mate, he is nothing like you see...’ Then you’ve got Vernon in the background going ‘Hey Jude, don’t let me down.’

“Then we’d know it wouldn’t go on air! I don’t know if we’re allowed to say that!”

Those scenes are not the only ones that didn’t make it to air, however. 

Jordan recently revealed how he came close to quitting the reality show in a moment that was never shown

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