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Frankie Bridge reveals I’m A Celeb stars were ‘held in a room’ while show was off-air

Frankie Bridge has revealed I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here contestants were ‘held in a room for ages’ when the show was taken off-air during Storm Arwen.

The stars were temporarily removed from Gwrych Castle due to the extreme weather that caused technical damage to the set in North Wales.

Speaking to Amanda Holden and Jamie Theakston on Heart Breakfast, Frankie said she realised something was off when she found her hammock covered in leaves.

Grim: Frankie Bridge has revealed I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here contestants were ‘held in a room for ages’ when the show was taken off-air during Storm Arwen

She said: ‘We kind of got held in a room in the castle for ages, we had no idea what was going on.

‘I only knew something was a bit off when everything was covered in leaves, even my hammock, I couldn’t see it anymore, so I was like, “that’s going to be interesting”.’

Explaining how the evacuation took place, she added: ‘Eventually in the evening they came in and said “we’re going to have to evacuate you” so we all went to individual houses again like we did when we were in isolation.’ 

‘We weren’t in touch with the outside world, we weren’t in touch with each other and had absolutely nothing to do. But we were allowed to eat and be warm and wash.

Aftermath: The show was forced off-air in late November for two days after the extreme weather caused technical damage on set

Aftermath: The show was forced off-air in late November for two days after the extreme weather caused technical damage on set

‘I took all of my camp gear and put it all into the washing machine, even my coat. And even my toiletry little bag thing that they gave us and I ironed it all, and I haven’t done that in 20 odd years!’ 

Frankie revealed the cast have stayed in touch since the show ended with Richard Madeley, who left the castle after three days due to illness, setting up a WhatsApp group.

She said: ‘Richard actually set up a WhatsApp group, it’s called “The Sexy Badgers”, obviously, and everyone’s on there which is so nice!’

Interview: Speaking to Amanda Holden and Jamie Theakston on Heart Breakfast, Frankie said she realised something was off when she found her hammock covered in leaves

Frankie was back to her usual glamorous self as she headed to the Global Radio studios in London on Wednesday.

The Loose Women panellist, who finished in third place on the show during Sunday night’s finale, cut a stylish figure in a figure-hugging orange dress while she wrapped up in a cosy brown sheepskin coat.

Frankie could be seen wearing a pair of brown high-heeled boots as she headed into the building in Leicester Square while she carried a white bag under her arm. 

She took to her Instagram Stories on Tuesday to share a picture of herself getting a pedicure at home as she enjoyed her return to normality.

Glamour girl: Frankie cut a stylish figure in a figure-hugging orange dress while she wrapped up in a cosy brown sheepskin coat in London on Wednesday

In style: The former Saturdays singer could be seen wearing a pair of brown high-heeled boots as she headed into the Global Radio studios

Glamour girl: Frankie cut a stylish figure in a figure-hugging orange dress while she wrapped up in a cosy brown sheepskin coat in London on Wednesday

Final: She wore the I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! uniform of a blue shirt with red cargo pants and a matching body warmer for three weeks

Final: She wore the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! uniform of a blue shirt with red cargo pants and a matching body warmer for three weeks

Fashion focus: The pop star carried a white bag under her arm packed full of belongings for her day

Fashion focus: The pop star carried a white bag under her arm packed full of belongings for her day

She wrote: ‘Slowly starting to feel clean and a little like my usual self.’

Frankie put on an adorable display with her children in an Instagram post on Monday, as she reunited with them following her time on the ITV reality show.

The pop star went make-up free to showcase her natural beauty as she posed alongside Parker, eight, and Carter, six, whom she shares with husband Wayne, 41.  

Good mood: Frankie was smiling from ear-to-ear as she walked, happy to be home after her stint in I'm A Celebrity's Gwrych Castle in Wales

Good mood: Frankie was smiling from ear-to-ear as she walked, happy to be home after her stint in I’m A Celebrity’s Gwrych Castle in Wales

Glamming up: Frankie wore the I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! uniform of a blue shirt with red cargo pants and a matching body warmer before returning to her usual style

Glamming up: Frankie wore the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! uniform of a blue shirt with red cargo pants and a matching body warmer before returning to her usual style

Back to normality: Frankie appeared in high spirits as she strutted down the street

All wrapped up: She looked warm and cosy in her brown teddy bear coat

Back to normality: Frankie appeared in high spirits as she strutted down the street 

In her caption, she wrote: ‘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! #love #imaceleb x.’  

It comes after Frankie admitted Naughty Boy wouldn’t let her ‘finish’ her point in their memorable squabble over rice on the ITV show.

All smiles: Frankie was happy to greet onlookers as she arrived at the offices, glancing back over her shoulder to smile as she made her way inside

All smiles: Frankie was happy to greet onlookers as she arrived at the offices, glancing back over her shoulder to smile as she made her way inside

Pampered: The star took to her Instagram Stories on Tuesday to share a picture of herself getting a pedicure at home as she enjoyed her return to normality

Pampered: The star took to her Instagram Stories on Tuesday to share a picture of herself getting a pedicure at home as she enjoyed her return to normality

Cute: Frankie Bridge put on an adorable display with her children in an Instagram post on Monday, as she reunited with them following her stint on I'm A Celebrity

Cute: Frankie Bridge put on an adorable display with her children in an Instagram post on Monday, as she reunited with them following her stint on I’m A Celebrity

Family: In her caption, The Saturdays bandmember wrote: 'Reunited and it feels so good! ❤️ back with all my boys… back on a sofa… back home!'

Family: In her caption, The Saturdays bandmember wrote: ‘Reunited and it feels so good! ❤️ back with all my boys… back on a sofa… back home!’

The Higher songstress finished in third place on Sunday’s final with Emmerdale’s Danny Miller crowned King of the Castle.  

Speaking on Monday’s Loose Women, Frankie admitted there was a ‘bit of confrontation’ between her and Naughty Boy when he was unimpressed with the rice she cooked.

She said: ‘You know what, it was fine. I think we were really lucky. Everyone genuinely got on really well, we fell into this weird, dysfunctional family role very quickly.

Candid: It comes after Frankie admitted Naughty Boy wouldn't let her 'finish' her point in their memorable squabble over rice on the ITV show

Candid: It comes after Frankie admitted Naughty Boy wouldn’t let her ‘finish’ her point in their memorable squabble over rice on the ITV show 

‘I’m not someone who cooks, especially rice, I love a bit of microwaveable rice, so I’ve got no idea. There seemed to be some sort of rice gate… I hate confrontation.   

‘I was trying to explain to Naughty that the whole rice pudding thing, we’re not saying it’s rice pudding, this is how we just did it previously… but he didn’t let me finish, so it ended up being a slight confrontation, but 10 minutes later, it was absolutely fine. 

‘You live at home with the people you love and they annoy you sometimes… We met on the show and had to learn to live with each other very quickly, so these things will happen.’

Family: On missing her boys, Frankie added: 'That was the hardest part of the whole thing. I always knew it would be' (pictured with husband Wayne, Parker and Carter)

Family: On missing her boys, Frankie added: ‘That was the hardest part of the whole thing. I always knew it would be’ (pictured with husband Wayne, Parker and Carter)

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