I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Outta Here has been thrown into a embarrassing scandal, after numerous viewers picked up on the fact that old footage of fighting contestants was screened last night, spliced into much more recent vision, and seemingly passed off as current.
The footage, which incidentally showed ousted contestant Jay Laga’aia – who left the show on Sunday – in the background of a fighting scene, was edited together with newer footage, apparently to create an extra-dramatic narrative for trouble plagued Tziporah Malkah.
Seconds after the scene featuring Jay, Tziporah's feuding was spliced with footage also showing Carson Kressley, who only entered the show after Jay had left. Fans reacted with fury on social media about the seemingly misleading editing.
Channel Ten insists the sequence was just an accident, and not a deliberate attempt to mislead viewers into thinking they were seeing a new and flowing sequence of the latest dramatic events in the camp. Instead the Network explains that a technical error resulted in footage not being processed in the right way, and the misleading nature of the sequence was entirely unintentional.
‘A scene was incorporated in last night’s show which included a shot of Jay Laga’aia from a previous day,’ Ten said in a statement to news.com.au.
‘This was included because Kris Smith referenced it as the source of tension between himself and Tziporah Malkah. In the past when campmates have referenced a past event, the scene is graded differently to clearly differentiate it as past tense. Unfortunately, this did not happen in last night’s show.’
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