While watching I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, and the things the contestants have to do in the tucker challenges, from the comfort of our couches, we often wonder what on earth would convince someone to partake in the show.

From things like sitting in a box of cockroaches or snakes to eating something that DEFINITELY shouldn’t be eaten, we think we’d give that reality show a hard pass.

But while speaking with one of the contestants from the most recent series, Sam Dastyari, he explained just what it was that convinced him to head to the jungle, and apparently it all had to do with Jackie.

“You know the reason I ended up doing the show was because of Jackie,” Sam revealed to us on the Kyle and Jackie O this morning.

“How’d that happen?” Kyle asked.


“Oh because Jackie fat shamed me into I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!,” Sam replied.

Well this was definitely news to Jackie. But Sam explained that it all happened when he had joined the Kyle and Jackie O gang for a team outing.

“It was the night we went out, it was with the crew,” Sam explained.

“I said to Jackie, I said, ‘My TV show’s not getting up with Ten but they’ve given me an offer. Are you interested in doing I’m A Celebrity.. Get Me Out Of Here or Dancing With The Stars?’, he continued.

“And Jackie looks at me and goes, ‘Sam, Dancing’s really good for people with hot bodies’.”


“Oh Jackie!” exclaimed Kyle.

“Did I say that?” added Jackie in shock. “Oh my god. Oh my god. I’m so sorry!”

“Yep I have a personal trainer now thanks Jacks,” Sam said.

Poor Jackie had no recollection of ever saying that but she immediately tried to backtrack.

But not to worry it was all fun and games between friends! We don’t think Sam will ever let Jackie live it down though!

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