Kerri-Anne Kennerley breaks silence after shock I'm A Celeb exit: 'Disappointed'

The TV presenter shared her disappointment after leaving early.

Kerri-Anne Kennerley has broken her silence after shocking viewers by leaving I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! on Thursday night.

The TV presenter, 69, left the show after refusing to take part in a challenge and engaging in a fiery clash with former MAFS star Domenica Calarco.

Kerri-Anne Kennerley leaves I'm A Celeb
Kerri-Anne Kennerley said the infamous words, 'I'm a celebrity... get me out of here!' Photo: Ten

Kerri-Anne spoke with The Daily Telegraph about her early exit after just four days, saying she was sad to leave as she "loved" the company of most of her campmates.

"I am very disappointed that I couldn't stay," she said, saying the challenges were very difficult.

Kerri-Anne added that while she'd never been camping, and had "never wanted to" before joining the show, she learned a lot about camping life.


"I am a tough old bird but that doesn't mean what people say aren't hurtful," she said of Dom's comments to her during her final challenge. "I also just wanted the camp to know I am not a horrible person. But you can't have regrets as it's not how life works."

Kerri-Anne and Dom's fiery clash

Kerri-Anne decided to leave the show after doing a challenge with Ian 'Dicko' Dickson, Woody Whitelaw and Dom - which saw everyone in the group having to eat a variety of animal testicles in order to win dinner for the rest of the group.

During the challenge, a tennis racquet was spun to determine who would eat the testicles, however, at the end of the challenge, the team was offered 8 stars if everyone ate an antelope ball.

Despite the pleading from her team to eat the ball, and telling her it "tastes just like meatballs", Kerri-Anne refused.

Dom began getting fired up after she started to eat her ball, while Kerri-Anne kept saying she wouldn't participate.

"Oh, miss big contract lady, ‘Can’t tell me what to do'," Dom said.

"I can leave you my makeup," Kerri-Anne replied, referencing the fact that she was allowed to bring make-up into the jungle and Dom was subsequently outraged because she wasn't.

"Nah, I don't want it. I don’t want your Revlon 1989 lipstick, doll," Dom replied. "Why are you here, bro? Legit, actually, why are you here?

"Literally no respect or no decency for anyone else but yourself. I've never met anyone so self-centred in my life."

When she returned to the camp, Kerri-Anne described the "abuse" as "overwhelming".

The presenter told her version of events to the rest of the camp, before Woody, Dicko and Dom would have a chance to share their version.

Domenica Calarco and Kerri-Anne Kennerley on I'm A Celeb
Domenica Calarco and Kerri-Anne had a fiery clash when the TV host refused to take part in the challenge. Photo: Ten

"To be called the most self-centred b***h she's ever met. And the contract queen time and time again. I would have finished, if she would have finished. It was never going to happen," she tearfully told the camp, saying it wasn't fair that she had to compete in three trials in a row.

She added, "I've made a choice, it was a hard choice because I'd love to stay. But it's never going to work. I thought it was very unfair, I got three trials in a row."


Kerri-Anne then said the infamous words, "I'm a celebrity... get me out of here!"

Dicko, Woody and Dom returned to the camp, telling their version of what went down, with the former MAFS star revealing, "It was pretty clear that Kerri-Anne was not going to make an attempt."

"I don't apologise for the way I felt during the situation. I think I could have spoken better," she said. "But the lack of team effort and support at that time, it was completely selfish. It felt like, what are you even doing here? I don't know why she didn't say the words before we got to the task. It was a waste to me that she was never going to attempt to eat the ball."

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