Cliff, 59, arrived as a late comer to this year’s series of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! as one of the mystery stars. The actor has caused controversy with viewers of the ITV show for being ruled out of several Bushtucker Trials during his stint in the jungle. However, despite avoiding the first vote off, the former EastEnders star became the latest casualty and was relieved to be out.
Call The Midwife star Cliff follows in the footsteps of Adele Roberts, 40, and Andrew Maxwell, 44, who were the first celebrities eliminated respectively.
The actor became a favoured cast member amongst his fellow campmates, with them constantly making quips about him sleeping throughout the day.
Although he has partaken in fewer Bushtucker Trials, the soap star still participated in some Dingo Dollar challenges as well as later tasks.
Joining hosts Ant McPartlin, 43, and Dec Donnelly, 44, the latest contestant to be voted off explained how his time in the jungle had transpired and how he did feel some contestants were trying to take the limelight, making him feel “isolated.”
Cliff said: “You will never, ever, ever have an idea what it’s like,” as he explained the first week was “really hard”.
The soap star admitted he “struggled” and found himself taking to the side a lot more as he became overwhelmed by the new environment.
“There’s some big characters and conversations you couldn’t get into and when you did instigate conversations, they were taken away from you,” he told the hosts.
After claiming some campmates were trying to get the “limelight” he added he felt “slightly isolated.”
The former campmate couldn’t leave without dropping a bombshell as he admitted he’d snuck some contraband into camp.
Before arriving, Cliff had managed to hide salt and pepper into his underwear, but his secret was never uncovered.
Taking to Twitter, fans commented on the latest departure with one writing: “#ImACeleb Cliff Parisi is a genuine and nice likeable guy! How and why he has been voted out, I just don’t get it!! @antanddec.”
Another added: “Right seriously, I know I’m late but who voted Cliff out? #ImACeleb.”
At the start of tonight’s episode, the former soap star made a slight blunder as he forgot one of his fellow campmate’s name.
Ahead of the following day’s vote off, Cliff was seen walking with comedian Andrew when he asked: “How are you feeling today, Anthony?”
Luckily, the soon to be eliminated contestant laughed off the mistake, with the actor commenting: “I’ve known you long enough… and it’s written on the back of your shirt.
Viewers were also tickled, with one writing on Twitter: “Cliff calling andrew anthony i can’t breathe hahahahaha #ImACeleb.” [sic].
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! 2019 continues Tuesday at 9pm on ITV.