Kem Cetinay has quit ‘Don’t Rock The Boat’.
The 24-year-old star was expected to be one of the 12 celebrities in the upcoming ITV show – which is set to be fronted by Freddie Flintoff and AJ Odudu – as they row 650 miles from Land’s End in Cornwall to John O’Groats in Scotland, but he is said to have bailed out after the first day of training.
An insider told The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column: "Kem was as keen as anything to take part in the show when he first signed up. He loves keeping fit and the idea of rowing 650 miles with a load of other stars seemed like a good laugh.
"The 12 celebs were split into two teams and had to compete against one another. But when it came down to the actual task the prospect of it proved too much and he left on the first day of training."The sea is choppy and the wind would have been blowing a gale. The show definitely isn’t for the faint-hearted and those taking part need to be totally committed."
However, a pal of Kem’s has revealed the former ‘Love Island’ winner left the show due to his commitment to playing ‘Soccer Aid’ next month after it was postponed over the pandemic.
They explained: "It’s a tough competition and not for everyone. Kem decided it wasn’t for him after arriving on the first day of the training camp."
ITV recently confirmed the charity football match will be back this autumn, and the broadcaster has now revealed the game will take place at Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium next month, and will be played behind closed doors.
The spectacle was initially due to be held on June 6th, but it has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.