I'm a Celebrity viewers brand first vote-off 'tragic' after huge change is revealed

I'm a Celebrity saw Hollie Arnold MBE leave the castle on Friday night

I'm A Celebrity 2020 line up of 10 celebrities
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I'm a Celebrity fans branded Friday night's vote-off "tragic" after a huge change was revealed as Hollie Arnold made her exit from the castle.

Usually, when the show is filmed in Australia, evicted campmates stroll off across a long bridge where they are met by photographers and a friend or family member.

However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, filming was forced to move to Wales, and there was not a bridge or waiting paps in sight!

Fans watching soon pointed out the obvious difference, with many admitting Hollie's final walk off just wasn't the same.

"I miss the bridge #ImACeleb," wrote one on Twitter. "It’s not the same without the bridge #ImACeleb," said another.

A third wrote: "That ending was so tragic. No bridge, no cameras, no loved ones at the end... just a few crew members clapping as she walked out of a door #ImACeleb."

"It's so weird seeing them leave to meet no one this year," a fourth penned. And another wrote: "Deffo not the same without the bridge and seeing the families waiting for them."

Hollie lasted 14 days in Gwrych Castle and admitted she was "devastated" to be the first to leave.

Speaking to Ant and Dec in her exit interview, she said: "I'm devastated. I never really knew what to expect, I thought, 'just go in there and enjoy every second of it'."

At least Hollie enjoyed a delicious final meal after Shane Richie and AJ Pritchard won 11 stars in Bushtucker trial Chambers of Horror.

During the trial, both Shane and AJ had their heads enclosed in a box as thousands of critters, including maggots, rats, snakes and scorpions, were added to each for extra company.

Jenni McKnight

Jenni McKnight is a beauty, lifestyle and entertainment journalist and a regular contributor to woman&home, having previously worked as Acting Senior Content Editor of our former sister site, CelebsNow. She has also written for HELLO! Magazine, GoodToKnow, the Daily Mirror and Yahoo!