Joel Creasey hosted ELEVEN companion show Get Me Out of Here Now! solo last night after co-presenter Heather Maltman fell sick.
“Heather Maltman’s been eaten by a lion but producers tell me I have to say it’s a stomach bug,” he told viewers.
But some viewers took to social media to say they were actually happier with the solo presentation.
Cameron Adams: TV is the winner with @joelcreasey hosting #iacnow solo. Finally. This is how it should have been from the start
Angela @Shennie61: #IACNow Great to see just Joel!! Much better viewing!!
Just Jala: @HeatherMaltman I love watching you on #IACNOW especially how you spoke up for Laurina. Not worth watching if you aren’t on it.
Kaye Hughes: @HeatherMaltman @ImACelebrityAU commitment cannot be denied but hosting skills need a lot of work. You make the #IACNow unwatchable
Angela Stubing: #IACNow @joelcreasey fab job going #solo tonight. Much more interesting no offense to @HeatherMaltman just think it needs one host
David Geoffrey Hall: #IACNow Question of The Day: what number do we text to vote Heather off the show?
Max Corstorphan: #iacnow is watchable without Heather!
Shae Hurley @ShaeHurley: @joelcreasey hosting #IACNow solo is everything!! Should be this way ERRYDAY! @ImACelebrityAU
But some were more supportive:
AnouskaHaaket: Hope Heather is fighting fit and back with us on Monday. #IACnow
Janelle Berner: Where’s heather???? I tuned in to watch the interview with Paul’s wife and only see joel. He irritates me so can’t watch. #iacnow
Metal_J @Erric_: hope Heather gets well soon.. Joel’s struggling on his own #iacnow
Showbiz reporter Peter Ford hinted more may be going on in the jungle.
Ratings for the show have been modest, this week ranging from 67,000 on Wednesday to 44,000 on Sunday in a 9:30pm timeslot.
The show is designed to be a loose destination for die-hard fans interested in more chat about the main event, I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!
TEN Programmer Beverley McGarvey recently said, “People talked about (the show) a lot last year so we wanted to provide a platform on one of our challenges where that conversation can happen. Joel and Heather will be let loose. We film with a gazillion cameras 24 hrs a day so there is a lot that ends up on the cutting room floor, so we can expand the brand.”