There's a romance blooming in the jungle and Myleene Klass wants to sit back and watch. The I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! co-host says she's as smitten by the budding relationship between contestants Sanjaya Malakar and Holly Montag as they seem to be with each other.
"Oh my goodness! There's something happening! [On Thursday,] by no exaggeration, there was about 50 staff, all of us gathered around a tiny TV watching a live feed from camp, just fascinated by them," Klass tells TVGuide.com. "We all love a romance! Opposites attract and they're living proof of that. You'll definitely see more. This is what's got me hooked."
On Thursday's episode, Sanjaya and Holly, who co-stars on The Hills, were shown hitting it off on the survival-of-the-fittest show. He braided her hair, and they swam together and rubbed lotion on each other's bug bites.
Sanjaya and Holly are the two stars who Klass, who finished second on the British version of I'm a Celebrity, has been impressed with the most. She describes Sanjaya, an American Idol finalist, as "fearless." He has won a leading five challenges so far.
Holly gave the women's team its first win when she joined the cast. Holly replaced her sister, Heidi Pratt, and Pratt's husband, Spencer, after the couple left the show due to Heidi's gastric ulcer. While the Pratts have been criticized for their shenanigans, Klass says she doesn't blame them for their actions.
"They were not prepared. They said this to me themselves — they thought they were going to be staying in a hotel each night. Anyone would find [the show] tough," she says. "They're kids from The Hills who've got everything so they're going to struggle. I thought it was more impressive they came back."
Klass, who's not allowed to share any advice with the contestants, says her pick to win changes daily, from Sanjaya to Lou Diamond Phillips to Janice Dickinson, despite Janice's blatant lies. The supermodel has denied urinating in the camp and stealing a granola bar — though she was filmed doing both.
"I don't think she does anything with malice; she just does it with the intention of 'I'm going to look after me,'" Klass says. "This woman has survived this business for 35 years and I think her tactics show that, but you can't help but like her. I like her. I think she's got a really good sense of humor and plays the game. There's nobody else like her. They broke the mold when they made Janice."
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