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15th Nov 2017

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

Jade Hayden

I’m A Celeb is back soon.

Very soon.

And thank god because it feels like approximately seven 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.

The cast for this year’s show includes Rebekah Vardy, Stanley Johnson, Dennis Wise, and Vanessa White.

I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! kicks off this Sunday, November 19 at 9pm.