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'I'm A Celebrity's' Ruthie Henshall dishes on royal romance

Julia Hunt
·Contributor
·2-min read
Ruthie Henshall is excited to be taking part in the show in Wales. (ITV)
Ruthie Henshall (ITV)

I’m A Celebrity’s Ruthie Henshall has revealed she once serenaded the royal family while drunk on Martinis.

The West End star used to date Prince Edward and dished up some details in a gossip with fellow camper Shane Richie.

Earlier, Richie and Russell Watson had compared notes on things they had stolen from royal properties (with the EastEnders actor swiping toilet roll from Buckingham Palace and the tenor taking a coat hanger from Windsor Castle).

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"You performed in Buckingham Palace, you sang in the gardens, I shagged in the bedrooms!” Henshall told Richie.

Richie said he wanted to chat to her about her royal romance and Henshall agreed, saying the Prince was a lovely person and that she “genuinely fell in love with him".

Henshall said one of her favourite get togethers with the family was at Balmoral, with Princess Diana, the Queen, Princess Margaret, the Queen Mother, Prince Charles and Prince Edward.

Richie asked if she chatted to Diana and Henshall said she was “lovely”, adding: “I don't remember an awful lot because Charles gave me my first Martini.

"I'd never tried it before so I was fairly... I had two of them and I was like, woo..."

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Ruthie Henshall poses for photographers upon arrival at the Olivier Awards at the Royal Opera House in central London, Sunday, April 12, 2015. The Laurence Olivier Awards are presented annually by the Society of London Theatre to recognise excellence in professional theatre and were renamed in honour of the British actor, in 1984. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Ruthie Henshall (Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

She went on: “Diana goes, ‘Sing us a song’... Margaret, she goes, ‘Yes, yes, oh sing us a song from that show you're in' and I was in Les Mis at the time.

“So I sang I Dreamed A Dream and I must have changed keys three times because I was so pissed on Martinis."

This year’s series of the ITV show has moved from Australia to Gwrych Castle in Wales because of the coronavirus pandemic.

I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! continues tomorrow night on ITV.

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