I’m A Celeb fans were shocked to learn that Dame Arlene Phillips is fast approaching her eighties and looks effortlessly younger.
But even though it’s less than two years before her 80th birthday, dance legend It looks like he just turned 60, according to fans.
Viewers watching the launch show of I’m A Celeb series 21 on Sunday evening were shocked when the star revealed that she is 78 years old.
A baffled fan gasped excitement : “OMG..78 said… holy moly…GO ARLENE GIRL..!!!! #ImACeleb”
Another applauded the former Strictly star, writing: “Arlene Phillips looks great for 78 tbf to her #imaceleb.”
Another fan tweeted: “Arlene Phillips looks better at 78 than I do at 28.78?! #ImACelebrity.”
Another wrote, “Arlene Phillips looks like she’s 78 years old. She looks gorgeous! #ImACeleb” while sharing a horrified face emoji.
Yet another fan gasped: “Hold on ARLENE IS 78? I THOUGHT YOU WAS IN THE 60’S?? #ImACeleb.”
While another agreed, she tweeted: “Arlene can’t be 78!!? She thought she was in her 60s on #ImACeleb” – next to a confused face emoji.
While Dame Arlene has grace and old age, that doesn’t seem to mean anything to the producers of I’m A Celeb, who forced OAP to sleep on the floor after she entered the reality show castle.
Unfortunately, Arlene was in the yellow team when she entered the competition – along with Richard Madeley, Naughty Boy, Danny Miller and David Ginola.
They faced a series of trials against the red team made up of Frankie Bridge, Kadeena Cox, Louise Minchin, Matty Lee and Snoochie Shy.
The yellow team lost every try, meaning the red team were confined to the castle dungeon to live while living in slightly more luxurious conditions on the main castle grounds.
Viewers took to Twitter to criticize the show for putting Dame Arlene to sleep on the floor because there was no bed in the set of castle push-ups.
Someone wrote: “OMD Nah bruh. Arlene SEVENTEEN EIGHT. I know you know what you’re signing on but come on! Lying on the floor? #ImACeleb.”
Another said, “78 years old, lying on the floor and taking a cold shower? Arlene gunne coming to the end of the series?! #ImACeleb.”
A third wrote, “A real woman sleeping on the cold, dirty, castle floor. Absolutely terrifying.”
Meanwhile, Dame Arlene at least escaped further humiliation as she avoided being voted on by the public to attend the next hearing.
That honor fell to Danny, who was said to be entering a cooking contest the next day.
The soap opera star looked startled when she was told the news at the end of Sunday night’s episode that she narrowly avoided puking on herself during a helicopter ride.
Co-stars Snoochie told Naughty Boy and Louise that she “swallowed about three mouthfuls” while flying on the plane.
I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! It airs on ITV at 9 p.m. on weekdays.