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11th Nov 2023

The gross reason why I’m A Celeb contestants have to wear red socks


I’m A Celeb is back soon.

Very soon.

And thank god because it feels like years since we’ve been glued to our screens watching reality stars that you might remember from other reality shows eating bugs, crawling through small spaces, and rationing food.

We’ve already got the full line-up for this year’s series, but one thing we didn’t have was a definitive reason as to why the celebs in the camp have to wear red socks.

That is, until now.

And the reason, although it makes absolute sense, is still pretty gross.

Apparently, the celebrities have to wear red socks around the camp and during their bushtucker trials so the blood from the insect bites won’t show up on camera.


Speaking to UK magazine Woman’s Own, the show’s medic, Bob, revealed the reason behind the red sock choice.

That would probably explain why the celebs wear red shorts and trousers too.

Good for them.

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! kicks off Sunday, November 19.


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