I'm A Celebrity fans 'devastated' by Honey Badger's shock exit

Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins was a firm fan favourite.

The Bachelor’s Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins didn’t last very long on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! after joining the show on Easter Monday. Fans were stunned when he was sent home on Thursday night, with many wondering how it was even possible.

The reality TV star was sent packing after failing to attract enough public votes to keep him safe, but the show has been hit with a slew of comments from unhappy viewers.

Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins on I'm A Celebrity
I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! farewelled Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins on Thursday. Photo: Ten

In his goodbye message, the former rugby union player thanked fans, family and friends for supporting him in the South African jungle.

“Righto, thank you Australia, thank you friends, family… it’s been an absolute mission and an adventure, one to remember,” he said.

“Thanks everyone for voting and getting me through as far as I have, and yeah, hopefully your favourite wins!”


Fans shared their disappointment on social media, with many saying that the popular TV personality was their favourite contestant.

Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins on I'm A Celebrity
The popular contestant wasn't afraid to tackle any trial that came his way. Photo: Ten

“Absolutely devastated that Nick has left the jungle!!! Voting definitely wrong!!! A true blue Aussie and gave his everything,” one fan said.

“I am so disappointed to see you go Nick. I was hoping you would win. What a gem of a human you are,” another added.

“I am shocked! I really thought Nick would be one of the finalists,” a third chimed in.

“It is very disappointing that the Honey Badger has gone, and for that my husband and I are no longer watching the show,” another remarked.

Former I’m A Celebrity star’s ‘rigged’ claims: ‘Doing it for money’

This comes after former I’m A Celebrity star Ajay Rochester claimed that the competition show is “rigged”.

The former The Biggest Loser host was the first to be eliminated from her season in 2019, and she has alleged that there is a disclaimer in the talent contracts saying the network can pick a winner.

“In the contract, it says in very tiny, little writing right at the end that Channel Ten can choose to elect a winner, regardless of the votes,” she claimed. “It also says that Channel Ten can decide when the contestants are eliminated with or without the voting.”


She also suggested that the network uses the show to push their own talent, with The Bachelor’s Abbie Chatfield and former Channel Ten’s Video Hits host Dylan Lewis winning their respective seasons.

“It’s television, of course they rig things. There’s no prize money involved so they’re allowed to rig it,” she alleged. “If it’s a competition…it can’t be rigged, there’s very strict rules. But this isn’t a competition — every celebrity is getting paid…they're not doing it for charity, they're doing it for money."

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