With so many celebrities in and out of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, it’s getting hard to hard to keep track of just who’s out of there. Here’s a catch-up. Dynamic duo Spiedi walked on Monday night’s episode after Heidi Pratt developed a stomach ailment and was hospitalized. Frances Callier (the other half of the dynamic comedy duo Frangela) walked that same day, after her best friend Angela V. Shelton was eliminated by last week's viewer vote and didn’t want to stay. She was promptly replaced by The Hills’ Holly Montag — sister of Heidi Pratt.
So, after the June 11 viewer elimination vote, it’s official: Daniel Baldwin is "out" of the Costa Rican jungle, leaving the remaining eight celebrities to battle the elements and each other. “I really was surprised,” Daniel tells In Touch of the elimination decision. “I thought there were others who might be taken out first — maybe Janice [Dickinson] because she is such a psycho? Or is it that they want to keep her in to punish her?”
But all is not lost — Daniel returns home to his eight-months-pregnant wife. “My wife had some difficulties in her pregnancy and has had to run after our 17-month-old, while I was so far away and out of contact. Psychologically speaking, it played on us a lot more than anyone else on the show."
Baldwin battled incessantly with former model Janice Dickinson at camp, whom he dubbed "C-4," and tells In Touch, “She wont be punished as much now, as I am the only one who called her on her nonsense. She called me a bully because I asked if she was going to get up and do anything today, or just lay there like a pig!” Ouch!
The eight remaining celebrities will have to put up with Janice’s shenanigans, and more bug bites, next week, when the show continues.
For more with Daniel (and the meaning of C4), click here.
I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!
Eliminated: June 11
“I think she [Janice Dickinson] needs help, and I hope she gets it.”
How did your relationship with Janice escalate to what it did?
Daniel: I struggle with people who have a sense of entitlement. It didn’t make it on the air, but I called her "C-4," and when I was asked what it meant I said, “Most of it is plastic and it’s very explosive.” So C-4, as I will call her, in my opinion, is under-educated and over-medicated. She really did believe that she is such an international star that she didn’t have to pitch in and do her share of work. As someone who knew he had to do more than his share, I was constantly fetching wood, pitching in cooking, and was a father figure to Sanjaya, who at one point was ready to walk. I don’t know her well enough to make a judgment, but she is one of those people like Heidi and Spencer, who believes that being super-annoying will keep her on the show. God bless her, if that’s what she wants people to know her for — she is accomplishing that. I wanted to raise awareness for breast cancer. Janice at 54 years old, there is only so much they can do, cosmetic-surgery-wise, to keep her in the game, so she has to keep herself on TV, as that is all she is about.
What were some of the bizarre things she did?
Daniel: There were a lot of bizarre things. Like urinating in camp because she couldn’t take 25 steps to go to the bathroom. It was totally lit and safe, and she looked Lou Diamond Phillips right in the eye and said she couldn’t believe someone would do that. It was almost sociopath behavior — totally disconnected from the truth. I believe in her heart of hearts that she believed it wasn’t her that stole food. She did some things well beyond entertainment, they were sick. I really think she needs help, and I hope she gets it. She deserves a quality life and I hope maybe a bottom occurs in her life, as she really needs help.
Does Janice want to get kicked off?
Daniel: No — she is fascinating. There was a moment in the urinating experience that it was not acting, or an agenda, she honestly looked at Lou and couldn’t believe someone would do it. It was beyond denial. Disturbing. This incredible detachment from the truth! You would be in the middle of a sentence and she’d drop names. No one would be listening. There was this one story about Mickey Rourke and I realized at the exact time she was saying this thing happened I was in Tucson with Mickey filming Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man. She named a year and I was thinking, “How could she have been in Paris with him?” She is so delusional, and it’s sad, but I think deep down she has a good heart.
Would you consider another reality show, maybe with your brother Stephen?
Daniel: I don’t want reality to be my life. I have five movies coming out, but at the same time, the proposition of raising money for my mom’s fund and potentially saving lives and finding a cure for breast cancer really intrigues me. If you have had an opportunity to drink from "the well," it becomes your responsibility to replenish it. So I would consider doing that with Stephen if we had some control over it. I am going to miss him and it will be a lot more difficult for him there without me.
With your wife being eight months pregnant, would you have left early if she went into labor?
Daniel: I made it clear I needed communication to my wife. I would have to have been on a plane the next flight out. So, that was negotiated. But my wife knew the only reason I’d be going is I might ring the bell with a big number for my mom’s fund and she knew that was important. If you think being in the jungle with these idiots was hard, imagine my wife chasing a 17-month-old around with a baby in her stomach, as tired as she is. My wife deserves a lot of credit.
Have you heard if Spencer and Heidi might be back?
Daniel: There was talk of the whole cast returning for the finale. It would be unfair. Okay, here is the thing with those two. He is the driving force behind that dynamic duo. I didn’t believe she was sick — I didn’t believe any of it. I thought they took advantage of my brother's faith and in the moment Stephen baptized Spencer, and God love them, if he ever does come to Christ, because I don’t believe that either. Heidi turned and said, “Hang on Stephen, turn me this way so the camera will see me better.” She was worried about the cameras? If there was ever a couple that needed the word "agenda" tattooed on their foreheads, there they were. He has brains and drive, but what he does is getting old. He needs to change gears, playing the annoying card too much can get old — fast. She’s the meal ticket, but there’s not a lot of talent. At best, she’ll be on the Christian channel and we will never see a singing career — she’s a reality show and nothing more.
Who were you closest to and who will you stay in touch with now?
Daniel: I have a long-standing relationship with John Salley, where we don’t speak for maybe a year, but we can connect and just pick up from where we left off like nothing has happened. It was truly a pleasure to see him. And the surprise relationship was the one I will have with Lou Diamond Phillips. He’s a fantastic guy, and I always appreciated his acting, but never knew how intelligent and what a wonderful father and husband he is. Our families will get together,r and I look forward to becoming better friends.