It’s week one of I’m a Celeb and Caitlyn Jenner is already queen of the jungle
Caitlyn Jenner donned her stockperson’s hat as she landed in Australia for her I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! debut yesterday, and it seems she’s already becoming the bookies’ favourite.
As fellow contestants Roman Kemp and Jacqueline Jossa joyfully waved at Jenner, 70, riding into the jungle, she stoically stared forward with her sunglasses. Motionless.
“We’re being blanked by Caitlyn Jenner,” Kemp remarked.
And it seems that Jenner is already proving herself to be the queen of the jungle, as viewers couldn’t get enough of her and Nadine Coyle’s unlikely friendship.
Caitlyn Jenner and Nadine Coyle give the gays everything they want.
The pair end up skydiving into the jungle together, with the two walking arm-in-arm to their “chariot”.
“I am sweating profusely,” Coyle commented, who appeared not to have the same condition as Prince Andrew, who never sweats.
Reassuringly, Jenner replied: “I promise you, you’re going to be fine.”
But the Girls Aloud singer is terrified, leading to the bleary-eyed singer being comforted by Jenner.
— I'm A Celebrity… (@imacelebrity) November 17, 2019
After courageously leaping from the craft, now safety back on the ground, the TV personality said: “Nadine’s so shaken up there and crying.
“I’m just, you know, want her to get down and be OK.”
But as Coyle triumphantly leapt from the helicopter and re-unites with the ground, Jenner beelines towards her to hug her.
“Nadine, you’re alive!” she shouted, as the pair embraced.
Viewers couldn’t get enough of the new camp-mates:
Nadine's first two friendships being Adele Roberts and Caitlyn Jenner. LGBT queen!
— Joe (@JoePassmore) November 17, 2019
— David🌹 (@d_cshn) November 17, 2019
Nadine Coyle and Caitlyn Jenner going a skydive together. We’ve reached peak television. Nay, peak humanity #ImACeleb
— Emma Kelly (@TooManyEmmas) November 17, 2019
When Nadine Coyle and Caitlyn Jenner become best friends and Caitlyn invites her over to her home in Calabasis and introduces her to the entire Kardashian/Jenner family and have all of them championing a United Ireland omg the serve that will be….. #ImACeleb
— ✨Pauric✨ (@PauricOh) November 17, 2019
Naw watching Nadine Coyle and Caitlyn Jenner interact wey eachother is the most wholesome yet mind blowing thing I’ve ever witnessed
— zoë ♀ (@fzoley) November 17, 2019
Name a more iconic duo, we’ll wait.
‘Keep your transphobia in the trash.’
Some fans have already tipped her to be crowned the queen of the ITV reality show.
— carm💗 (@carmwright9) November 17, 2019
Caitlyn Jenner for the win!😝😝 #ImACeleb
— tallulah (@tallulahb13) November 17, 2019
Caitlyn Jenner is going to win #imaceleb2019
— 🌻💛 (@wilddsunflower) November 17, 2019
However, as transphobia began to bubble up on certain parts of social media, Twitter users were quick to explain that her existence is not an excuse to mock or decry trans people.
“Just a little note this I’m a Celeb season,” explained Callen.
“This is not an opportunity to think you’re funny and refer to Caitlyn Jenner as ‘he’. Caitlyn Jenner is a woman.
“Educate yourselves and keep your transphobia in the trash.”