Sunday night’s I’m A Celebrity saw Ant and Dec kick off the show with a hilarious thinly-veiled dig at those who furiously tweeted them about the previous highlights show.
Saturday’s installment of the ITV series was a recap episode rather than a live show, with many viewers fuming that it had ‘ruined’ their weekend.
And Ant and Dec made it abundantly clear that they had seen the furore, with Ant hinting that someone told him to f**k himself as he quipped: ‘Medically I can’t do that to myself!’
Awkward! Sunday night’s I’m A Celebrity saw Ant and Dec kick off the show with a hilarious thinly-veiled dig at those who furiously tweeted them about the previous highlights show
Opening Sunday’s show, the Geordie duo, both 45, made reference to the abundance of furious messages they received as they ensured fans that the upcoming episode wasn’t only live, but extended.
Dec began: ‘We’ve got a bumper 75-minute show for you and we are completely live without a highlights package in sight!’
Touching on the backlash they received, Ant added: ‘Yes thanks for all your messages about last night’s pre-recorded highlights show.’
With Dec remarking: ‘There was also unseen footage remember.’
Wow! Ant and Dec made it abundantly clear that they had seen the furore, with Ant hinting that someone told him to f**k himself as he quipped: ‘Medically I can’t do that to myself!’
Concluding their speech, Ant alluded to the seeming crude comment he received, as he said: ‘We appreciate the feedback but medically I can’t do that to myself.’
Viewers watching at home were quick to take to Twitter to comment on Ant and Dec’s reaction to the uproar.
‘@antanddec are bloody banter ain’t they!!!’ commented one person.
While another remarked: ‘When you spend your evening rinsing Ant & Dec only to find out they read our tweets.’
Reference: Opening Sunday’s show, the Geordie duo, both 45, made reference to the abundance of furious messages they received as they ensured fans that the upcoming episode wasn’t only live, but extended
‘We saw all your tweets’ uh…oops’ tweeted a third watcher.
‘Brilliant and typical of @antanddec acknowledging the hate for last night’s highlights show’ said a fourth fan.
With another adding: ‘I love that @antanddec can just have pure banter about all the crap they’ve had on social media.’
Comments: Viewers watching at home were quick to take to Twitter to comment on Ant and Dec’s reaction to the uproar
Saturday’s show saw fans left disappointed after they tuned in to discover the show wasn’t live.
Instead of seeing the latest instalment of the campmates time at Gwrych Castle, Ant and Dec presented a round up of the week as well as a few unseen clips.
Taking to Twitter to express their surprise, one person wrote: ‘A recap episode?? Wth it’s only been on for 6 days! We know what’s happened!!’
Unexpected: Some I’m A Celebrity fans were left disappointed on Saturday night after tuning in and discovering the show wasn’t live and instead best bits from the week (Ant and Dec pictured)
While another added: ‘We’re in the middle of a lockdown, with nothing to do but watch TV and #ImACeleb put on a recap after one week??’.
Several other people agreed with the sentiment, with a fourth penning: ‘Proper let down this recap! Saturday night ruined. #anticlimax’
And someone else wrote: ‘Why is it a catch up week? Why not an actual show? This has legit ruined my Saturday night now, it’s the only thing I live for these days!’
Wanted more: Although it wasn’t a new update from the camp, viewers were treated to a few unseen clips during the show (pictured Hollie Arnold, Jordan North, Beverley Callard, Vernon Kay and Mo Farah)
The surprise was especially strong for some viewers of the hit ITV series as Friday’s episode was jam-packed with entertaining tales and surprises.
Ruthie Henshall had detailed her romps with Prince Edward at Buckingham Palace as well as revealing she got ‘p****d on martinis’ with the royals at Balmoral.
As well as her revelations, viewers had hoped that they would see the campmates attempt the late night trial which was teased at the end of Friday’s show.
Reaction: People flocked to Twitter where they claimed the episode had ‘ruined’ their night
Despite not being a live show, there were some previously unseen clips from the first week at the Castle.
Giovanna Fletcher revealed that she once filmed a scene for TOWIE alongside her reality star brother Maria Falcone, but it was cut out of the show.
Viewers were also treated to three shower scenes as Jessica Plummer, Vernon Kay and AJ Pritchard all stripped off to wash in the grimy bathroom at Gwrych Castle.
Vernon Kay also announced that he and wife of 17 years Tess Daly secretly renewed their wedding vows five years ago.
Revelations: It comes after I’m A Celebrity’s Ruthie Henshall raised eyebrows as she opened up about her Buckingham Palace sex sessions with ex Prince Edward during Friday’s show
The presenting duo originally wed in 2003 and have two daughters – Phoebe, 16, and Amber, 11 – and Vernon talked about his marriage during the recap show.
Chatting to camp-mates Giovanna and Jessica, Vernon was asked by Giovanna – who was discussing her marriage to McFly crooner Tom Fletcher – if he would ever renew his vows.
‘We have done, we did it in France, about five years ago,’ he revealed. ‘I booked a weekend in our favourite hotel in the South Of France and I spoke to [Tess’] stylist at the time and I said I needed four dresses.
Scrub: Saturday’s recap show also contained three shower scenes from the previous week
Change of scene: The shower is a far cry from the waterfall contestants were treated to in previous series in the Australian jungle
‘[Tess] didn’t know anything. I said I needed four dresses and I gave her a card and it said congratulations on your second wedding day and I said we’re going to renew our vows.
‘She said, ‘I’ve got nothing to wear,’ and I said. ‘you say that… pick one!’
‘We went to reception and her Mum, my parents, the kids and my brother were waiting and she was like ‘oh my God! We had such a lovely day!’
This romantic story moved Jessica, who said afterwards in the Telegraph: ‘It’s incredible that Vernon arranged in secret the renewal of his vows. It’s like a fairy tale!’
Giovanna also commented: ‘Vernon’s story is absolutely romantic and wonderful and thoughtful. I mean, Tom, if you’re watching…’
I’m A Celebrity continues nights at 9pm on ITV.
So sweet: Vernon Kay also revealed he secretly renewed his vows with wife Tess Daly during the recap show on Saturday