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I’m A Celebrity 2018: Fleur East impressed by Malique Thompson-Dwyer’s rapping

Fleur East was thrilled to discover her I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! campmate Malique Thompson-Dwyer’s secret rapping skills.


X Factor finalist Fleur has already spoken in the jungle camp about her rocky path in to the music industry.

She told James McVey how she’d been in three girlbands and that her success on Simon Cowell’s talent contest was “years in the making”.

Talk turned to music again yesterday when she mentioned that she doesn’t do a lot of freestyling.

“I love rapping. It’s such a talent to freestyle,” she commented.

To her surprise, Malique revealed he has a friend that’s good at freestyling, who taught him how to rap.

The Hollyoaks actor promptly spat some bars for her, rapping: “I came from the streets but I chose my own life, my guys hustle but I roll my own dice.”


Speaking in the Bush Telegraph, Fleur grinned: “Oh my gosh. Little did I know, not only can Malique act, but he can rap!”

The former Addictiv Ladies member told Malique how she got involved in huddles at school.

“It was so much pressure as all the boys would be in a circle and I’d just hover and they’d let me do the beat,” she explained.

“And one day I wrote my own and performed it.”

She then performed a freestyle rap of her own, much to Malique’s delight.

He also visited the Bush Telegraph to give his take on the conversation.

“Me and Fleur have really clicked, it’s like having my sister here,” he smiled.


“I rapped to her, I was a bit nervous at first because she’s a musician but it was sick and a really warm moment.”

I’m A Celebrity airs nightly at 9.00pm on ITV, followed by spin-off Extra Camp on ITV2.