‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’ contestant Carol Vorderman shocked her campmates by revealing she once missed out on a job because of the size of her breasts.
The former ‘Countdown’ mathematician recalled the sexist story on Tuesday (29 November) night’s show, after the camp was asked what percentage of women believed being wolf-whistled was derogatory.
“I went for an interview back in the ‘80s, a guy sat down opposite me and told me to stand up,” Carol recounted.
She then revealed to Scarlett Moffatt and Sam Quek that despite informing the interviewer she was a Cambridge graduate, she was told: “You’re not for me, your tits aren’t big enough!”
Olympian Sam then told of her annoyance at being called a swimwear model in the press, despite being a gold medal-winning hockey player.
“When I came home after winning a gold I was called a swimwear model and I’ve never been a swimwear model,” she said. “I did one article before I went away and I was shocked by some of the stories and how I’d been portrayed when I got back.”
When Carol asked if she’d like to be a swimwear model, Sam joked: “I’m alright for the moment, thanks very much.”
Scarlett then bemoaned the lack of “strong, clever Northern woman” on TV, saying: “There aren’t many regional accents on telly and it’s hard to find a representation of a strong, clever Northern woman to look up to.
“You can be a feminist and a strong woman and still like fake tan – you don’t have to knit your own clothes out of cat fur,” she added.
Quite right too.
‘I’m A Celebrity’ continues on Wednesday at 8.30pm on ITV.