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Lloyd relieved at jungle eviction
Sian Lloyd
Sian Lloyd has been voted off the reality show

Weathergirl Sian Lloyd will be relaxing with her MP boyfriend in Australia after being voted off the reality TV show I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here.

She had to leave the camp on Monday night, after failing to get enough votes from the public to stay in.

But Lloyd told the show's hosts - Ant and Dec - that she was thrilled to be voted out, saying she had been bored and hated living in the jungle.

"It was an interesting experience. I am not going to say I enjoyed it, I didn't enjoy one little bit, I couldn't wait to get out of there," she said.

"I have come out of it with a week on my hands before returning to London and my man's over here with me - I am actually going to see some of Australia."

Her MP boyfriend Lembit Opik, the leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, met her just after she was evicted and said she was delighted to be free.

Lembit Opik
Lembit Opik has flown out to Australia to be with Sian

"I gave her a nice hug when she got back to the hotel," he said.

"She is a very active sort and, although there is some physical exertion, it was a bit like being in an outdoor prison camp.

"She was just going spare.

"The other thing was the food - there was a revolt about that.

"She had a BLT sandwich this afternoon and now we will be having a very nice meal - that'll be her return to civilisation.

Dignity

Mr Opik added that the star, from Neath, did not mind being the first to leave the camp.

"She's not precious - as a politician, if I had been voted out, I would have to explain the way the electorate misunderstood me.

"But she hasn't got any of those responsibilities,

I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here contestants
The contestants are spending two weeks in the jungle

"To her credit, I think she was just herself and left with dignity.

"She didn't feel the need to have to perform or upstage the other contestants - I think she is genuinely pleased to be out," he added.

But he also said she was still worried about those she had left behind to fend for themselves in southern Queensland.

"She is genuinely concerned about her colleague Daniella Westbrook who I think has taken it a lot harder than she has.

I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here is in its second series, after Tony Blackburn won the first series.

The contestants still left on the show include Barry Town chairman John Fashanu, ballet dancer Wayne Sleep, interior designer Linda Barker, actor Chris Bisson, cricketer Phil Tufnell, chef Antony Worrall Thompson, 80s pop star Toyah Willcox and model Catalina Guirado.




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