I'm A Celebrity's Hollie Arnold 'Devastated' At Being First To Leave The Show

Daniel Welsh
·Entertainment Reporter
·2 min read

I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! has said goodbye to its first campmate, with Hollie Arnold leaving the show on Friday night.

The Paralympian admitted she was “devastated” at being the first person to leave, but said taking part in the show was the “best experience she’s ever had”.

Hollie was eliminated from the show after receiving the fewest votes to remain from the public.

She told presenters Ant and Dec: “I’m devastated… but one of us has to go, right? Honestly, that was the best experience I’ve ever had.

“I never really knew what to expect, so it was just like, ‘Go in there, and enjoy single minute of it’. It’s a crazy opportunity for me, and to meet those 11 amazing people … I can’t thank them enough, I love them. I miss them already, I really really do.”

Hollie Arnold poses outside the I'm A Celebrity castle (Photo: Kieron McCarron/ITV/Shutterstock)
Hollie Arnold poses outside the I'm A Celebrity castle (Photo: Kieron McCarron/ITV/Shutterstock)

“I kind of had a feeling it might have been me [to go],” Hollie added.

“I feel like I’m slightly superstitious, and I thought when you guys were saying the names, I was like, ‘It’s gonna be me, it’s gonna be me’.

“I love everybody in there and I love what their values are and their friendships and what they mean to me. I will never ever forget this experience, ever.”

Hollie ended her interview by naming Radio 1 presenter Jordan North as her top pick to be crowned I’m A Celebrity’s first ever King of the Castle.

The original 10 I'm A Celebrity campmates in 2020 (Photo: ITV)
The original 10 I'm A Celebrity campmates in 2020 (Photo: ITV)

As sad as we are to say goodbye to I’m A Celebrity’s first contestant, viewers should probably start getting used to eliminations, as there’s less than a week left on the current series.

The final is set to take place on Friday 4 December, before which the 11 remaining contestants will have to be whittled down to just a select few.

Before that, though, I’m A Celebrity will continue airing every night on ITV at 9pm.

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This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.