Friday January 14, 2022
Exclusion from the jungle camp
“Ausraster-Chrissi” had a forged vaccination certificate
Even before the jungle camp has even opened, Christin Okpara is the first candidate from the show to fly. There are “disagreements about the vaccination status,” it says. Details of these discrepancies are now becoming known. The reality star has probably given “wrong information”.
The jungle camp is a lot of fun. And a welcome distraction, especially in times like these.
But also – and especially in times like these – it is a very serious matter. After all, it is important to get the show on stage safely in the midst of a pandemic.
The creators of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! are aware of this responsibility. Therefore, the camp was moved from Australia to South Africa for the first time in all these years. That’s why there are strict safety regulations around the set and, of course, for everyone involved, including the candidates.
It’s not about the vaccination
With reality TV star Christin Okpara, who was originally supposed to be one of the twelve jungle campers, that doesn’t seem to have arrived. Or at least with the people around her who should take care of the 25-year-old.
The ex-participant in the RTL+ dome show “Are You The One?” was before the start of “I’m a Celebrity – Get Me Out of Here!” excluded from the show. RTL entertainment boss Markus Küttner said that there were “disagreements about Okpara’s vaccination status” that “could not be clarified in the short time available”. However, that was enough to “take immediate action”.
RTL has now made it clear that vaccination against the corona virus is generally not a condition for participating in the show. Rather, the prerequisites are a negative PCR test and the prescribed quarantine. Küttner explained: “Whether Christin is vaccinated or not is not the problem at this point. It is about the legitimate suspicion that she has made false statements to production about the vaccination against the corona virus.”[display-posts orderby="rand"]
“Der Spiegel” may now have revealed what the background to these statements could be. As the magazine claims to have learned, Okpara was caught leaving Germany for South Africa with an obviously fake vaccination card. A complaint was then filed on suspicion of forgery.
“Der Spiegel” emphasizes that it is not clear who falsified the vaccination card – whether by Okpara himself or someone else. The manager of the 25-year-old did not want to comment on the matter.
A replacement has already been found for Okpara. Jasmin Herren has already traveled to South Africa. She has not only made a name for herself as a Ballermann singer. She is also known not least as the widow of actor Willi Herren, who died unexpectedly in April 2021. Originally only intended as a substitute candidate during the show, the 43-year-old now moves up from the beginning.
Jasmin Herren revealed in an interview with the “Bild” newspaper that she was “absolutely over the moon” about her commitment. It is said that she herself has been vaccinated three times. She can’t resist a dig at Okpara: “I can only say: It’s my own fault. I wouldn’t have taken the risk.”
She will tell stories at the campfire “that the world has not even dreamed of,” meanwhile she makes the jungle camp fans hot in the RTL interview. On the emotional outbursts that Okpara already had with “Are You The One?” was offended, the spectators, on the other hand, must now do without. “Watch out, now comes the freaky Chrissi!” Okpara had announced to her fellow campaigners in the camp. But they can now breathe a sigh of relief that they are at least spared this confrontation.
“I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!” starts on January 21 at 9:30 p.m. on RTL. The finale will take place on February 5th, before the jungle stars meet again the next day. The show is too available on RTL+.