I'm A Celebrity fans are shocked as stars tuck into RABBIT for dinner

I’m A Celebrity 2020: Viewers are left in shock as the stars tuck into RABBIT for dinner after winning their first meal for the castle camp

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! viewers were outraged after the stars tucked into rabbit after winning their first meal during Sunday’s launch show.

In their first trial, The Gates Of Hell, the ten celebrities did a good job of moving stars from one side of a makeshift prison to the other, which earned them seven meals for the camp. 

When they arrived at Gwrych Castle, Vernon Kay revealed that they were to be given rabbit for dinner, with Beverly Callard protesting: ‘I can’t eat bunny.’

Eat up: I’m A Celebrity viewers were left in shock as the stars tucked into RABBIT for dinner after winning their first meal during Sunday’s launch show

‘When they said rabbit for dinner, I was like no, no not for me,’ she added.

The group cooked the meal together and decided to fry the rabbit with mushrooms they were given, before adding rice, beans and gourd to the dish.

Jessica Plummer claimed she couldn’t eat the food as she’d had a rabbit as a pet when she was younger: ‘I had a pet rabbit when I was a kid called Boris and I just think of him.’

Victoria Derbyshire seemed pleased with how their first day went on the reality show, as she said: ‘It was a happy vibe at the end of the day because we’d won some food, it tasted alright, although I’m not mad on rabbit.’ 

Absolutely not: When they arrived at Gwrych Castle, Vernon Kay revealed that they were to be given rabbit for dinner, with Beverly Callard protesting: ‘I can’t eat bunny’

Not feeling it: Jessica Plummer claimed she couldn’t eat the food as she’d had a rabbit as a pet when she was younger called Boris

Good job! In their first trial, The Gates Of Hell, the celebrities did so well moving stars from one side of a makeshift prison to the other they earned seven meals for the camp

Some viewers were horrified with the decision to eat rabbit, as the claimed the animals shouldn’t be seen as food.

One person claimed: ‘rabbit!!! Could never ever EVER eat a rabbit. Love my pet bunnies too much.’

Another slammed show bosses decision to make them eat the animal, as they wrote: ‘Ok. Them eating rabbit has seriously disappointed me. Rabbits are not food. 

‘I’m kinda disgusted #ImACeleb thousands of UK families have rabbits as pets. Serious misjudgment by @itvstudios’

Upset: Some viewers were horrified with the decision to eat rabbit, as the claimed the animals shouldn’t be seen as food

Sharing the same sentiment, one viewer wrote: ‘….what a strange concept…imagine if they were dropping thousands of #hedehogs, #kittens or #rabbits from a height in the name of “entertainment”!

‘…there’d be uproar…..wonder how big a #creature has to be to be deemed important….. (sic).’

But others were quick to point out that the celebrities shouldn’t be complaining about being given rabbit, as past shows have featured much worse meals.

Get over it: But others were quick to point out that the celebrities shouldn’t be complaining about being given rabbit, as past shows have featured much worse meals

One person said: ‘They’re all complaining about eating rabbit? It’s SO tender & nice.. if you don’t want it, then don’t complain about the lack of everything else,.’

Another said: ‘If they’re reacting over eating rabbit now how they gonna be like in a few days when it’s a kangaroos pancreas.’ 

While one viewer joked: ‘Rabbit urghhh! We can’t be eating that Does Beverly not know how lucky she is this year , normally it would be crocodile feet.’

Makeshift kitchen: The group cooked the meal together and decided to fry the rabbit with mushrooms they were given, before adding rice, beans and gourd to the dish

Thoughts: Victoria Derbyshire seemed pleased with how their first day went on the reality show, but admitted she was ‘not mad on rabbit’

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