Kim Kardashian explains why nobody greeted Caitlyn Jenner after she left I'm a Celebrity

'It might have been a storyline the producers wanted to fabricate, Jenner's son said

Jacob Stolworthy@Jacob_Stol
Wednesday 11 December 2019 16:29
Caitlyn Jenner isn't greeted by friends or family after I'm a Celeb exit

Kim Kardashian West is defending her family after criticism for failing to greet Caitlyn Jenner after she was voted off I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here.

Viewers were left heartbroken after Jenner was left posing for photographs alone at the moment when friends and family usually rush to be reunited with their loved ones.

But, according to Jenner’s son Brandon and stepdaughter Kardashian West, nobody from the ITV series reached out for them to contribute in any way.

Kardashian West wrote on Twitter: “NO ONE from I’m A Celeb even reached out and asked for letters, appearances or anything from any Kardashians or Jenners.”

On Instagram, Brandon suggested it “might have been a ‘storyline’ the producers wanted to fabricate in order to get more empathy for Caitlyn.

“Honestly, nobody reached out to set it up,” he added.

The Independent has contacted ITV for comment.

In her exit interview, Jenner said that she found her experience on the show much harder than when she previously competed on the American version of the series in 2003.

“[I missed my family] terribly,” she said. “It gets very complicated around Christmas time. It’s actually easier being in the jungle.

Following her elimination, Jenner – who has been reunited with daughters Kylie and Kendall back in the US – was joined in Australia by partner Sophia Hutchins.

This year’s series of I’m a Celebrity was won by former EastEnders star Jacqueline Jossa. Read our review of the final here.

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