I'm a Celebrity star stunned as bikini mishap aired on TV: 'I was shocked'

I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! star Nicola McLean has opened up about her infamous bikini blunder that resulted in a 'nip slip' during her time on the show.

The English glamour model appeared on the UK version of the reality show in 2008 when she was in her 20s, suffering an awkward mishap as she attempted to change bikini tops that was aired on TV.

More than a decade later, the reality star has revealed she was shocked when she discovered the moment made it to air.

In a Facebook Live interview with the Daily Star, the model revealed that it was not an intentional move and was just an "accident".

"My husband asked me [if it was intentional] and I was like, 'What do you think of me?'" she said. "No, absolutely not."

Nicola McLean wears a polka-dot bikini and walks through the jungle.
Nicola McLean had an accidental nip slip aired on television during her time on I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! Source: ITV

The star added they were given a 'modesty smock' to help the contestants change while the camera was rolling, but said it was a "nightmare".

"So I found a way to not be able to use the modesty smock and obviously just had an accident," she said.

"It is what it is."


Admitting she was "shocked" when she saw the moment aired on ITV2, Nicola thought it would not be something shown on TV now.

"Everything's changed so much you wouldn't even have half of the stuff that we could talk about or they could talk about or even the way the tabloids write about you is so different ... and in a good way probably, but there was so much misogynistic behaviour around women especially glamour models back then," she said.

"I knew they'd air it, but I was shocked."

 Nicola McLean sits in a cafe with a pink cardigan slung over her shoulders.
Nicola McLean appeared on I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! in 2008. Source: Instagram

Nicola, who had GG cups when she entered the jungle, also told the Daily Star her campmate and English TV presenter Joe Swash nicknamed her breasts "pinky and perky" as she celebrated the one-year anniversary of her breast implants while on I'm a Celeb.


She added she had asked the bosses of the show to celebrate her implants with a party, but instead her campmates sang them 'Happy Birthday'.

"I was hoping the Bush Telegraph would give us brownies or something," she said.

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