Arlene Phillips’ daughters say they’re relieved to see former Strictly judge happy on I’m A Celeb

‘I panic the whole time’: I’m A Celeb star Arlene Phillips’ daughters Alana, 42, and Abi, 30, detail the pain of watching their mum struggle and debate leaving the gruelling show

Arlene Phillips’ daughters revealed they’re relieved to see the choreographer happy again on I’m A Celebrity, after she broke down in tears and threatened to leave. 

Alana, 42, and Abi, 30, spoke of how worried they had been to see the former Strictly Come Dancing judge, 78, slum it out at The Clink before entering the main camp.

Highlighting the lack of food on offer to the celebrities, Alana said: ‘They’ve had no food, it’s hard going into clink which looks horrendous. They’ve been thrown in hard.’

Content: Arlene Phillips’ daughters revealed they’re relieved to see the choreographer happy again on I’m A Celebrity, after she broke down in tears and threatened to leave (pictured, Abi, 30, left, Alana, 42, right)

Abi added: ‘It was so nice to see her happier last night, going into the main camp and seeing everyone embrace her. That was so nice to see.’

Touching on how they were feeling, Lorraine asked: ‘She was worried about you. Because you’re the worrier aren’t you, Abi?’

She replied: ‘Yeah massively, of the whole family. I just panic the whole time about unnecessary things so I think her knowing I’m gonna see her upset, she’ll automatically think I’m going to be worrying.’

Better now: Arlene had been close to leaving the show after just three days in the castle, admitting on Wednesday night that she was 'nervous' about the two teams merging

Better now: Arlene had been close to leaving the show after just three days in the castle, admitting on Wednesday night that she was ‘nervous’ about the two teams merging

Beaming: Abi added: 'It was so nice to see her happier last night, going into the main camp and seeing everyone embrace her. That was so nice to see'

Beaming: Abi added: ‘It was so nice to see her happier last night, going into the main camp and seeing everyone embrace her. That was so nice to see’

The sisters went on to claim their mum had passed on the offer to appear on the ITV favourite before, but had been motivated by her grandaughters who are very proud. 

Alana said of her young daughter: ‘Lila loves it and she keeps telling everyone her grandma’s in the jungle and she’s brave because she made friends with a snake.’

Lorraine soon went on to joke about Arlene’s budding friendship with former footballer David Ginola, adding that having him ‘as a stepfather sounds quite nice’.

Adorable: The sisters went on to claim their mum had passed on the offer to appear on the ITV favourite before, but had been motivated by her grandaughters who are very proud

Adorable: The sisters went on to claim their mum had passed on the offer to appear on the ITV favourite before, but had been motivated by her grandaughters who are very proud

Arlene had been close to leaving the show after just three days in the castle, admitting on Wednesday night that she was ‘nervous’ about the two teams merging.

The professional dancer revealed in The Telegraph: ‘I was very nervous walking into the Main Camp and what was inside was a group of people so welcoming I felt quite emotional.’

Arlene had been in The Clink alongside Naughty Boy, Richard Madeley, David Ginola and Danny Miller for the first three days of the competition.

Change of tune: Arlene had been in The Clink alongside Naughty Boy, Richard Madeley, David Ginola and Danny Miller for the first three days of the competition

Change of tune: Arlene had been in The Clink alongside Naughty Boy, Richard Madeley, David Ginola and Danny Miller for the first three days of the competition

She was wary about joining Kadeena Cox, Frankie Bridge, Matty Lee, Snoochie Shy and Louise Minchin in the Main Camp after she had been forced to sleep on the floor while they enjoyed comparable luxury.

And her concerns were echoed by Richard who said: ‘I thought there might be a bit of friction at the outset because we’ve been down there all the time and they’ve been up here at our expense.

‘So it was a relief to find the warmth and the welcome that they gave us was fantastic and all that potential rivalry just blew away.’ 

Hilarious: Lorraine soon went on to joke about Arlene's budding friendship with former footballer David Ginola, adding that having him 'as a stepfather sounds quite nice'

Hilarious: Lorraine soon went on to joke about Arlene’s budding friendship with former footballer David Ginola, adding that having him ‘as a stepfather sounds quite nice’

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