I'm a Celebrity 2021 reunion LIVE: Danny Miller, Simon Gregson & David Ginola return to TV for 'Castle Story' special

A BODY language expert has revealed the 'secret feuds' between I'm a Celebrity finalists Danny Miller, Simon Gregson and Frankie Bridge.

Judi James has insisted that behind their on-screen friendships there were "undercurrents" of disappointment and irritation with Danny, 30, Simon, 47, and 32-year-old Frankie.

Author Judi said: "Somewhere in between all the usual ‘friends for life’ and ‘I had the best time ever’ speeches were some telling undercurrents of open disappointment at losing; irritation for some of the other camp mates, or even impatience to get the whole thing over."

She also speculated that Loose Women star Frankie attempted to hide her disappointment at placing third in the competitio, telling the Mirror: "Frankie’s competitive side showed through as her smile dropped when she got third place and when it did return her teeth were held edge-to-edge in what could have passed for understandable disappointment or annoyance."

During the final meal with all three campmates, Coronation Street star Simon made a joke that he "didn't really like anyone" – but Judi thinks there could be some truth to his comment.

"He might have held his glass up to his face in a barrier to hide behind as he confessed this but his strong eye-stare suggested it might not have been a total joke," she said.

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    Richard Madeley: I thought Clink would be a gimmick

    TV presenter Richard Madeley added: "I thought the clink would have been a gimmick, that whatever it was it couldn't be that bad, I couldn't have been more wrong."

    Madeley had to exit the show early after he was taken to hospital as a precaution when he fell ill. Having broken the Covid bubble, he was not able to return to the programme.

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    Louise Minchin on first challenge

    Louise Minchin says the first challenge was terrifying.

    She said the "walkway was getting thinner and thinner the closer she got" to the edge.

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    Arlene Philips was star struck b y David Ginola

    The former Strictly judge says she froze on he spot when she met David Ginola.

    Danny was also equally excited!

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    Danny Miller: 'I'll cherish IAC for rest of my life'

    The dramatic series finalised with Miller being crowned king of the castle, triumphing over Gregson and Bridge in the show's final.

    Speaking about his win in the highlight show, Miller said: "Apart from having my son it's the best thing that's ever happened to me. It's a memory I'll cherish for the rest of my life"

    The show returned to Gwrych Castle for a second year due to ongoing coronavirus travel restrictions, preventing filming at its usual location in the Australian jungle.

    Legends of the Castle will air on December 15 at 9pm tonight on ITV and ITV Hub.

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    Richard Madeley describes how grim Clink was

    The contestants who landed in The Clink, the run down sister camp which homed the losing team initially, also reflected on how "grim" it was.

    Former Strictly judge Dame Arlene Phillips said: "It was the grimest of grim, worse than any of us could ever have imagined, the shower was a hell hole."

    TV presenter Richard Madeley added: "I thought the clink would have been a gimmick, that whatever it was it couldn't be that bad, I couldn't have been more wrong."

    Madeley had to exit the show early after he was taken to hospital as a precaution when he fell ill. Having broken the Covid bubble, he was not able to return to the programme.

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    The ITV show had an eventful three weeks, including having to remove intruders on two separate occasions and the contestants were also evacuated from camp for a few days and taken to separate locations as a precaution as Storm Arwen caused damage to the production.

    Following three days off air, the show returned after the production team worked around the clock to get it back up and running.

    Discussing this unusual event, radio DJ Snoochie Shy said: "When we were told we had to leave and go back into isolation again I actually started crying."

    Miller added: "For me, the storm was a massive pause in that whole journey, it was something I was gutted about as we'd just started to get used to camp life in this crazy but amazing show."

    Cox said some people may think the break gave them an "easy ride" but she believes it made the experience "harder", while singer Frankie Bridge, who came third in the series, said all the contestants were "so excited to be back together".

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    Simon and Kadeena admit smuggling contraband into castle

    I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! contestants Simon Gregson and Kadeena Cox have revealed they successfully snuck in contraband into the Welsh castle.

    Speaking in tonight's Legends of the Castle, a TV special which will show highlights from the ITV series as well as interviews with this year's contestants, the Coronation Street actor and Paralympian admitted they had some secret food treats in camp.

    On the ITV series special, Gregson said: "I would try to smuggle in some salt, pepper and a lot of stock cubes. They got me on the salt and pepper but they never got me on the stock cubes. Every time I cooked I put a bit of stock cube in."

    Cox, who was the second contestant eliminated, also admitted: "I did try and smuggle in some contraband, some Fruitella and Werther's originals and I'll be honest I did get a handful in."

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    Who is Danny Miller?

    Emmerdale actor Danny Miller has been crowned king of the castle in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!.

    The soap star, 30, triumphed over Coronation Street’s Simon Gregson, who took second place, and Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge, who took third, during the final at Gwrych Castle near Abergele in North Wales.

    Miller started his career in children’s drama series Grange Hill in 2007 but is best known for playing fan favourite Aaron Dingle in the long-running ITV soap Emmerdale.

    He has featured on and off for the past 13 years, and has picked up numerous awards for the role, including three British Soap Awards for best actor in 2011, 2012 and 2016.

    Miller has also received four National Television Award nominations for serial drama performance over the years.

    As Dingle, he has been involved in some of Emmerdale’s most headline-grabbing storylines, such as coming to terms with his sexuality as a gay man, a suicide attempt and self-harm.

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    Louise Minchin reveals David Ginola left her in tears

    Louise Minchin has revealed David Ginola reduced her to tears after a furious bust-up on her last day in the castle.

    Former Spurs and Newcastle footballer David, 54, turned on Louise after she was given the job of allocating camp chores — telling her off for being “too bossy” and to “take it down”.

    Ex-BBC Breakfast presenter Louise, 53, said she was so upset after their row that she broke down away from the cameras.

    She said: “That row was one of the things that upset me on my last day. I’m a people pleaser, and it just kind of came out of the blue. I was having a bad day and then that happened and . . . I cried afterwards.

    “Everyone has tough days in camp, and that was a tough day. Other things had already upset me. But that was the trigger that left me in tears. I was often a shoulder to cry on in the camp, but sometimes the shoulder needs a cry too.”

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    Fan reaction to Frankie opening up

    Fans found the honest interaction very emotional and congratulated Frankie for the important conversation.

    One fan wrote: “Frankie is someone you could just sit and listen to talk for ages, she’s so entertaining.”

    And another added: “Frankie’s strength to talk openly about her mental health and to raise awareness, and then Matty’s approach to the conversation, not judging or interrupting her.”

    Frankie’s husband Wayne, who is running her social media while she is in the castle, praised his wife.

    “So proud of Frankie, now and always,” he wrote on Twitter.

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    Does the winner of I’m a Celebrity get more money?

    The celebs agree a pay package before they enter the camp.

    Unlike Strictly where all the stars get the same amount of money to take part, campmates on I’m A Celebrity can demand a fee.

    In 2020 Olympian Mo Farah was reported to have pocketed a whopping £300,000 for appearing on the show while professional dancer AJ Pritchard was estimated to have banked a lower fee of £50,000.

    The most highest paid star to appear on the show is believed to be Caitlyn Jenner who reportedly banked £500,000.

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    Show was a ‘nightmare’

    Danny Miller has branded his time on the show a “nightmare” hours after being crowned the first King of Castle.

    The 30-year-old appeared on today’s Good Morning Britain and reflected on his time in Gwrych Castle, admitting that it was tough being on camera 24/7.

    When asked by hosts Adil Ray and Ranvir Singh about the pressures of being filmed all day, Danny got candid and admitted: “I mean I’ll be honest with you, it was an absolute nightmare.

    “It was from start to finish it was tension, it was awful. Luckily for me I had David Ginola all the way throughout,” he quipped.

    “But I don’t think you ever get used to it. I mean I’m used to being in front of the camera but to have a camera recording you all the way throughout y’know 24 hours a day seven days a week, It doesn’t make it any easier.”

    One again joking, Danny added: “But luckily I had David Ginola in my ear, in my mind, he didn’t let me go”.

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    Danny Miller previously admitted he and fiance had difficulty getting pregnant

    Danny admitted the couple had been struggling to get pregnant earlier this year.

    They even considered IVF after they were told the likelihood of them getting pregnant was slim.

    He said: “It was unbelievable [finding out] because we’d been told it probably wasn’t going to happen for us naturally, so we just feel so incredibly lucky.

    “We’re very humbled by it as we know not everyone is as lucky.”

    Danny added their baby news would mean putting back their wedding plans a bit as they would like to get married abroad.

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    Danny’s fiance thanked fans

    In light of him making it to the final, Danny’s fiancée Steph Jones took to his social media to thank everyone for their support and revealed the soap star’s anxiety about leaving his first child while urging fans to vote for him.

    Steph penned: “THANK YOU everyone who has helped Danny to get into the final.

    “I can’t explain in a post how much this will mean to Danny and how proud we are of everything he has achieved over the past few weeks.

    “From all the anxiety he had before starting the show in regards to the public’s opinion in regards to his decision to do the show so close to Alberts birth, he now must know that the public love him as much as his friends and family and I hope this gives him the boost of confidence he needs in life going forward,” she added.

    “No matter what the result he’s been amazing to watch from start to finish, he’s made everyone proud and he’s the best Daddy Albert could ever wish for.

    “We can not wait to see him and hold him so tight. Please continue to vote for Danny to be our KING. Thank you for everyone’s support! KING DANNY”.

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    Simon Gregson: ‘I was beaten up & spat on after joining Corrie’

    I’M A Celebrity’s Simon Gregson has revealed the shocking abuse he received in the street after joining the cast of Coronation Street.

    Opening up to his campmates, the actor said he was physically attacked, spat at and had abuse hollered at him by viewers.

    Simon said: “It was difficult for a while to adjust. It’s like, ‘This isn’t what I planned for myself and I do not like it’.”

    Shocked, fellow I’m A Celeb star Kadeena Cox asked if he really didn’t like it.

    “I hated it!” he said. “The fame side of it, I hated. It was really negative feedback, getting beaten up, spat at, property being damaged.”

    As his campmates gasped, Simon added: “It was shocking.”

    Simon was then shown talking in the Telegraph, where he said: “I was never a fan of the limelight, but it turned out nice in the end.

    “I’m here in a castle eating rice and beans!”

    Simon landed the part of Steve McDonald in 1989 and he has played the hapless character ever since.

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    Frankie Bridge and husband Wayne’s love story

    Frankie Sandford and Wayne Bridge first met, on a boozy night out in December 2010, both were battered and bruised by fame.

    Saturdays singer Frankie, 32, had just been through a messy and painful break up with McFly’s Dougie Poynter, in the full glare of the spotlight.

    James Corden might seem like an unlikely Cupid, but he matchmade Frankie and Wayne on that December night out.

    In the 2016 series of I’m A Celebrity, Wayne revealed, “[James] got her phone, put my number in it. And then put her number in my phone.”

    “And then we basically texted a little bit, and just ended up going for dinner.”

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    Danny & David's bromance

    Danny and David’s friendship has been one of the highlight’s of the series. Danny has been open about his “man crush” on the French sportsman from day one in camp, and was previously overjoyed when being made Lords of the Castle meant they shared a bed.

    He told David: “This is a dream come true for me – you and me in the same bed. I could cry mate, honestly. I’m doing everything not to.”

    Danny later added: “Sleeping next to the guy, I have 100 per-cent solidified my man crush on him.”

    After finding out he’d be sharing a camp with David, Danny said: “David Ginola is a bit of an icon to me. Still like so cool and good looking. I hope I look like him at his age because he is just fit isn’t he?”

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    Fate sealed with a row

    David's fate may have been sealed by a row he had with former BBC Breakfast star Louise Minchin.

    He called her bossy and patronising after she complained about campmates who hadn’t been pulling their weight with chores.

    Speaking about his journey after getting evicted he said being on the show was like a “second adoption” by the British public after his welcome to Newcastle United in 1995.

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    David Ginola missed romps with his girlfriend

    Footy icon David Ginola said the thing he missed most was daily romps with his model girlfriend.

    The Spurs and Newcastle legend said being apart from 32-year-old Maeva Denat made his time in camp more difficult.

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    Frankie Bridge reunites with her sons after sparking pregnancy rumours 

    I’M A Celeb star Frankie Bridge has shared the moment she was reunited with her sons after coming third on the show.

    It comes after the mum-of-two sparked rumours that she was pregnant during her last night in the castle.

    The 32-year-old Loose Women star – who is married to former footy ace Wayne Bridge – couldn’t wait to be be back with her boys again.

    Taking to Instagram Frankie shared a sweet snap of herself cuddled up with sons Parker, eight, and Carter, six.

    The trio could be seen smiling at the camera after they were reunited after three weeks apart.

    She wrote next to the picture: “Reunited and it feels so good! ❤️ back with all my boys… back on a sofa… back home! 😍

    “Thank you to everyone who voted for me on @imacelebrity I still can’t quite believe it… what a crazy ride! 💋”

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    Danny Miller reveals he was desperate to quit I’m A Celebrity

    DANNY Miller has confessed he wanted to quit I'm A Celebrity at times – but couldn't afford to lose his fee for taking part.

    The 30-year-old was crowned King of the Castle during Sunday's final, and he said the only thing that stopped him from walking away was his fiancee Steph and their baby boy Albert.

    Danny said: "There were a lot of things thrown at us and there were a lot of people saying they wanted to quit. They hadn’t signed up for this experience. The Clink was hard. I don’t think I realised how hard it was when I signed up."

    He added to the Mirror: "But there’s no point in me lying. The truth is that I wouldn’t have been able to afford to walk away from it. I think it was a mental challenge for me. Everyone in there had their own mental battles, and people in there including me have got their own mental health issues and stuff.

    "I never shy away from it that I couldn’t afford to walk away from it. I was doing it for Albert’s future. It’s just bonkers that I won. It feels crazy, but a really good, crazy positive.”

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    Previous favourite to win Frankie Bridge comes third

    Frankie followed in the footsteps of husband Wayne on the show.

    The singer-turned-TV star, a regular on Loose Women, is taking part after ITV chiefs are said to have offered her a bumper deal.

    Former Chelsea footballer Wayne, 41, but was ticked off by Frankie, 32, for talking about their sex life.

    Now he has been the one watching from home with their sons Parker, eight, and Carter, six, as Frankie enjoyed life around the campfire.,

    Many thought the crowning of Frankie Bridge was a forgone conclusion, but the singer ended up coming in third.

    But she beat her husband's position after he only managed to finish fifth in 2016,

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    Simon Gregson scoops second place on IAC

    Soap legend Simon was a hot favourite to win the show throughout the series, but he was pipped to the post.

    The actor, who has played Coronation Street’s hapless Steve McDonald for 32 years, was the latest star from the ITV soap to land a place on the show.

    Simon kept the camp entertained with his jokes and banter – but was mainly known for his windy bottom.

    Gregson's rarely seen sons were over the moon when they found out their dad survived the first eviction.

    The actor, 47, shares Alfie, 14, Harry, 12, and Henry Teddy, five, with his wife Emma Gleave.

    Simon tends to keep his loved-ones and private life out of the spotlight.

    They live in a cosy countryside house near Wilmslow in Cheshire. 

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    What is Danny Miller's net worth?

    It's fair to say being on Emmerdale has boosted Danny's finances.

    He reportedly has a wealth of £1M.

    Danny's bank balance was given a nice boost by his appearance on I'm A Celebrity, with his fee estimated to be around £75,000.

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    Is Danny Miller married?

    Danny isn't married but he is engaged to long-term girlfriend Steph Jones.

    She is a 30-year-old midwife from Manchester.

    Danny, who proposed to Steph in St Lucia in January, became a dad in October.

    He shared a photo of the pair holding the tot's hand just after the birth.

    He wrote: “I was lucky enough to find someone who shines bright enough to lead me out of the dark, but I never imagined to be lead to the brightest place imaginable.”

    The couple found out the sex of their child when Steph gave birth.

    In November Steph showed off their son Albert on ITV's Lorraine as she spoke about the Emmerdale star's stint on I'm A Celebrity.

    She said: "It was a really difficult decision being so close to the birth, but when we sat down and discussed it as a family, it's a big opportunity and he's always wanted to do it. It's his favourite show to watch.

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