‘I can’t hear you!’: AWKWARD Charlene White interview fails due to technical issues

‘I can’t hear you!’: AWKWARD Charlene White interview fails due to technical issues before explaining her ‘journalism hat’ was never off around MP Matt Hancock

Charlene White was involved in an awkward interview moment on Monday due to technical issues before she explained her ‘journalism hat’ was never off around MP Matt Hancock.

The ITV newsreader, who became the first contestant voted out on Friday night, felt she would have done herself an injustice as a journalist had she not questioned the former Health Secretary on his reasons for doing the show.

In her first TV interview since leaving the Australian jungle, 42-year-old Charlene told the Loose Women panelists: ‘I was surprised. I think it was the impact on the rest of the camp that was interesting.’

Blunder: Charlene White was involved in an awkward interview moment on Monday due to technical issues before she explained her 'journalism hat' was never off around MP Matt Hancock

Blunder: Charlene White was involved in an awkward interview moment on Monday due to technical issues before she explained her ‘journalism hat’ was never off around MP Matt Hancock

‘People felt the good natured camp that we had would be shattered. We had to work as a team and I think we were able to do that. The team grew to trust him and to lean on him.

Charlene, whose aunt died from Covid, added: ‘My journalism hat is never off. And I had no idea how the announcement of him being in camp was being received at home. We were in complete isolation for 2 weeks before going into camp.

Charlene and Matt clashed throughout the ITV show, with the journalist quizzing him on his politics while she was seen looking unimpressed after the Tory MP’s initial controversial arrival in the jungle. 

She said: ‘I felt I had to ask the questions that people at home might want answers to. He’s a sitting MP. So I asked them and it was done, he gave an answer and it was never brought up again.’

In her first TV interview since leaving the Australian jungle, 42-year-old Charlene told the Loose Women panelists: 'I was surprised. I think it was the impact on the rest of the camp that was interesting.'

In her first TV interview since leaving the Australian jungle, 42-year-old Charlene told the Loose Women panelists: ‘I was surprised. I think it was the impact on the rest of the camp that was interesting.’

‘Matt and I got on with day-to-day life and got on well while we were in there, it was just I had to walk a tightrope, which was fine because he’s lovely.’

While in the jungle, Charlene said she wouldn’t stay in the RV vehicle with Matt due to the spiders. 

This meant there was one less bed available in camp so more people had to sleep in hammocks – a decision which viewers have branded selfish and led hosts Ant and Dec to potentially report her to producers. 

When asked about the situation, she said: ‘The RV for me was a very intimate space. I felt being in that environment with a very high profile MP would reflect badly on me in the future. It didn’t sit well with me. I had to think about, be mindful of my main objective as a journalist – that’s my main job.

Charlene, whose aunt died from Covid, added: 'My journalism hat is never off. And I had no idea how the announcement of him being in camp was being received at home. We were in complete isolation for 2 weeks before going into camp.'

 Charlene, whose aunt died from Covid, added: ‘My journalism hat is never off. And I had no idea how the announcement of him being in camp was being received at home. We were in complete isolation for 2 weeks before going into camp.’

‘The mistake I made was not being explicit enough about that with the campmates. I massively regret doing that. But Matt and I both had an understanding, we knew between us why I felt uncomfortable going in there. We begged every night for other people to be able to sleep in the RV with him.

‘I did sleep in a hammock. We realised we’d been using the wrong mattress in the hammock.’

Charlene, who’s a mum to children Alfie, five, and Florence, three, who she shares with producer husband Andy, got emotional in the camp about missing her family.

She admitted: ‘I was quite scared. I wasn’t quite sure what was going to crawl over me in the night. That first night I wasn’t sure if I could do it. I was questioning if it was right to be so far away from him. I was by Sue’s bed and it meant so much. She made me feel better and not so awful about things and made me feel calm. That turned out to be a really important friendship to me in camp.

‘I wasn’t ready to go. By that point we’d had 2 weeks of barely any food. We were quite dehydrated because of not liking the taste of smokey water. Major adrenalin highs and lows. I started panicking internally about it. 

‘I remember saying to myself please don’t say the words yet. I don’t think I’ve ever been as panicked as I was that day. I couldn’t breathe properly so I couldn’t dive down. Something knocked my shoulder and I thought I can’t do this.’

Awkward: The ITV newsreader, who became the first contestant voted out on Friday night, felt she would have done herself an injustice as a journalist had she not questioned the former Health Secretary on his reasons for doing the show

Awkward: The ITV newsreader, who became the first contestant voted out on Friday night, felt she would have done herself an injustice as a journalist had she not questioned the former Health Secretary on his reasons for doing the show

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