Lottie James joins Survival Of The Fittest as she replaces Dani Dyer on the cast.
In last night’s show, 12 strong and sexy singles entered The Lodge for the ultimate battle of the sexes.
Arriving on two separate safari jeeps, a Girl and a Boy from each team on the cast were dropped off before taking on their first challenge.
However Dani Dyer hurt her arm and was ruled out of the competition just one day in.
Today, ITV2 revealed her replacement as Lottie James, a 22-year-old Waitress and Farmer from Wales.
“I’m so real and I say what I think. I try and be the best version of myself I can be,” she said. “I am so honest so my honesty will be good. I think my flirtatious side will come out so that might make the boys’ games a little weaker.
“I can be a little bit sensitive but I am good at fighting off the sensitivity as well. I can be a bit nervous sometimes but when my personality shines and I get used to everyone, I’ll be fine.”
Lottie added: “Women are stepping the game up and we are on a similar line to men now. We are in with a good chance of winning!
“The girls should win because it’d be amazing for the public to see and also it would give other girls so much more confidence.”
Lottie will take Dani’s place in the show.
A spokesperson for ITV said yesterday: “Dani injured her shoulder during the recording of a challenge. She was attended to by on site medics and taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.
“As Survival Of The Fittest involves physical challenges which she wouldn’t be able to take part in, Dani isn’t in a position to be able to return to The Lodge and will therefore leave the show.”
Dani said: “For medical reasons, I can’t take part in any of the challenges because I am now using a sling. I will just be sitting around and not be able to compete and I’m not meant to move [my arm] for a week so it wouldn’t be fair and there is just no point. I’ll just be an extra spare part if I carry on like this.”
She added: “I haven’t stopped training since Christmas. I’ve been dieting. I did Tough Mudder last year and I didn’t even hurt myself then.
“I’ve been constantly training up until now and now I’ve gone and dislocated my shoulder. It is what it is I suppose.
“My experience in the lead up to going into The Lodge was just amazing, I can’t put it into words how amazing it was so I am absolutely gutted that I can’t do any of the challenges.
“If I could go back and not dislocate my shoulder, I would definitely change it. I hope this isn’t the last you’ve seen of me.”
Survival of the Fittest airs tonight at 9PM on ITV2