25 Nov 2021, 15:04
Viewers of I’m A Celebrity have demanded more screen time for Olympic diver, Matty Lee.
The 23-year-old gold medal winner hasn’t had a lot of airtime compared to other campmates, something his fans want fixed.
Taking to Twitter, they’ve called for ITV bosses to show them more Matty.
Fans want Matty Lee to get more airtime (Credit: ITV)
The sportsman’s own management company got the ball rolling, tweeting: “Please can we see more of Matty?” followed by the praying hands and sad face emojis.
Fans were quick to agree with one replying: “I thought exactly the same thing.”
Another adds: “This is exactly what I’m saying!”
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Meanwhile, a third suggests: “Maybe get a trend started tomorrow before the show saying more air time for #TeamMatty.”
Please can we see more of Matty 😔🙏🏼 #ImACeleb
— Matty Lee (@mattydiver) November 24, 2021
Another fan hopes that now the camps are together, Matty will get his time to shine: “I think most blokes would be quiet in the dynamic he has been in, but hopefully now the camp is one he may be seen and heard some more.”
Matty shot to fame in the summer after winning gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with diving partner, Tom Daley.
He grew up in Leeds and started diving when he was just seven.
Growing up he says diving was still quite a niche sport. And he thanks his now Olympics partner Tom Daley for helping to make the sport mainstream in the British sporting arena.
Matty and Tom’s gold-winning performance (Credit: SplashNews)
He explained in a past interview: “I was seven years old when I took up diving, and it was my older brother who got me into it. Back then it was a niche sport so we’ve got no idea how he got into it in the first place!
“These days Tom Daley has really helped bring the sport into the spotlight and generate a lot more interest in it, which is great.”
Matty won the gold medal at the men’s synchronised 10m platform diving with Tom.
Matty Lee won gold at the Olympics (Credit: BBC)
The British pair embraced as their triumphant scores were revealed. This is the first Olympic gold medal for both of them. And Tom Daley’s fourth Olympics.
What did Matty say about I’m A Celeb?
Speaking about heading to the Welsh castle Matty says: “Nothing ever prepares you for what life will be like after you do well in the Olympics.
“I was and still am mainly in shock that I am doing I’m A Celebrity.
“My two childhood dreams were to win an Olympic medal and take part in my favourite TV series.
“And now I am doing both this year!”
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