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Caitlyn Jenner’s partner Sophia Hutchins has opened up about how hard it was to see the I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! contestant breakdown in tears after just one day in the jungle.
In an interview with Lorraine Kelly on her namesake breakfast show, the 23-year-old explained: “It hasn’t been easy to watch at all. When you’re watching someone from across the globe you feel helpless to begin with.
“Then when you see her crying, it’s been gut-wrenching to watch with everyone, and I’m watching with you.
“I want to call the producers and say no more snakes, no more bugs but we knew what she’d signed up for.”
“When I saw her crying the first night, I was just in shock,” she continued. “Everyone that knows her who I've spoken with was sending me these messages saying, 'Is she okay, this isn't the Caitlyn we know?
“The Caitlyn we know is super excited, super positive, super energetic, rarely sheds a tear. So we were all freaked out by that.”
Since the ITV reality show kicked off on Sunday night, Jenner has taken part in two Bushtucker trials and skydived out of a plane.
Hutchins - who lives with the 70-year-old in Malibu - said she’s likely to be missing food, the pair’s two Labradors and their daily routine of “waking up, working out and going to work” the most.
During the chat, Hutchins went on to discuss Jenner’s motivations for taking part in the gruelling show, suggesting that she can “represent the LGBT community” for a mainstream audience.
“On a show like this she can showcase all of her massive talents and she can have this massive fanbase that she’s established over the decades to represent this new voice. I think that’s really exciting.”
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! continues tonight at 9pm on ITV.