This is why Ant McPartlin covers his watch on I’m A Celebrity…

If you haven’t noticed it yet, I’m A Celebrity host Ant McPartlin covers his watch while the show is on air – and there’s a good reason behind it.

Some I’m A Celebrity fans have been eagerly asking why host Ant McPartlin covers his watch on the show, with some speculating that it’s because the show “isn’t really live”.

The reason behind it is because the celebrities in camp aren’t allowed to see what the exact time is – much like when housemates are in the Big Brother house.

Replying to a fan who previously asked the question, Ant simply said: “It’s so the celebs don’t see what time it is.”

I’m A Celebrity: Extra Camp host Scarlett Moffatt backed up Ant’s explanation, saying there’s no clocks or any concept of time allowed “so you’re really disorientated”.

Recalling when she was in the jungle, Scarlett said: “You have no concept of time when you’re in there. I don’t know if I’m allowed to say this but I’m going to say it.

“We once all went to bed at around 4pm, obviously you just don’t know what time it is, and the producers had to be like, ‘Guys, it’s a lot earlier than you think’.”

I’m A Celebrity continues on ITV.

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