I'm A Celebrity: Michael Buerk's wife not concerned by weight loss

Published Friday, Nov 28 2014, 12:01 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Michael Buerk's wife has said she's been amused by viewer concerns over her husband's slim frame on I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Here!

Some fans of the ITV show have voiced concerns that journalist and broadcaster Michael is looking thin and frail following two weeks of low-calorie food in the Australian jungle.

Michael Buerk in the camp on 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' Shown on ITV1 HD. 2014

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However, his wife Christine assured Mail Online that she is not worried.

"He was quite slim when he arrived," she said. "I was trying to encourage him to build up before coming out here, which he didn't do. He's not got a lot of spare flesh on him, but he's in good shape. I think it's far, far healthier to be a little bit underweight than overweight."

Christine went on to say that she'd been "amused" by some tweets that focused on Michael's shrinking frame.

"I don't think there is a massive difference," she insisted.

I'm A Celebrity contestants are on a strictly rationed diet in the jungle of mostly beans and rice - around 500 calories worth per day - which is only supplemented if they win Bushtucker Trial stars, which equal extra food.

Last night, viewers saw the campmates getting a Thanksgiving-themed extravaganza after Kendra Wilkinson won ten stars in her latest Bushtucker Trial.

Yes. You read that right. KENDRA GOT TEN STARS!

After a slew of shaky challenges with minimal results, the former Playboy model stunned everyone by nailing her Little House on the Scary trial to bring home the goods for a very grateful - and hungry! - camp.

I'm A Celebrity airs nightly on ITV.

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