Jacqueline Jossa Was Subjected To A Case Of Hepeating On I’m A Celebrity…

Hepeating happens in offices all over the world. Turns out it happens in the jungle, too.

Jacqueline Jossa

by Georgia Aspinall |
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During last night’s episode of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here, a very relatable incident took place. At least, it was relatable for women. When a sack of unfamiliar food arrived at camp for dinner, Jacqueline Jossa, beloved EastEnders actor, suggested making a stir-fry with it. She was ignored. Then, literally seconds later, James Haskell, former England rugby player, suggested the exact same idea to which the camp all agreed.

‘Oh my God, are you actually serious?,’ Jossa said to her campmates, ‘We’re doing the whole thing where you ignore me?’

‘There's not a head chef in the camp,’ she added in the Bush Telegraph. ‘I put my two cents in before everyone else and then they pretend it was their idea. I was like “hello! I've literally just said that!”’

It was a frustratingly familiar scene for many women watching: the phenomenon has been coined hepeating – essentially, it happens when a man repeats a woman’s idea to more adulation and respect than she got for the initial suggestion.

The term rose to prominence in 2017, when astronomer Nicole Gugliucci tweeted her friends' name for an incident they were often experiencing at work. Cue the think pieces, hot takes and explainers. Word was spread, opinions were given and expert advised on how to avoid it. Yet, two years on, women are still subject to it and people still judge women for reacting to it.

This was evident by the scathing tweets Jossa was subject to in the wake of her reaction to Haskell, which has been dubbed a ‘rant’ and ‘meltdown’ by some tabloids. In the moments after the scene, viewer reaction to her instantly changed. She was called spoilt, annoying, argumentative and told she was over-reacting.

In fact, considering so many people were telling her not to make a big deal of the incident, they sure were making a big deal of her reaction.

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Ian Wright

Former footballer and Match of the Day pundit Ian Wright is heading into the jungle. Ian Wright is rumoured to be earning the second-highest wage of £400,000 while in the jungle. But during an appearance at the Royal Concert hall in Nottingham last week, Harry Redknapp, last year's King of the Jungle, revealed Wright would be earning one million as someone tweeted: "Just got home from seeing @Redknapp in Nottingham. Interestingly, he let slip that Ian Wright has been paid £1m to appear on this year's #ImaCeleb."

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Nadine Coyle

Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle will be facing her fears on the show. What Nadine will be earning has been kept quiet for now, however, the average amount that stars of I'm A Celebrity earn is between £10,000 and £80,000.

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Myles Stephenson

He won The X Factor with his band Rak-Su, but can Gabby Allen's ex-boyfriend win I'm A Celebrity?

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Kate Garraway

She's used to putting up with Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain, so the jungle should be a doddle for TV presenter Kate Garraway. Kate's co-presenter Ben Shepard teased Kate on Good Morning Britain: "I can't wait for you to go away for a month," and Kate responded: "I can neither confirm nor deny."

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James Haskell

He's used to being the hard man on a rugby pitch, so how will James Haskell cope in a jungle full of creepy crawlies? Although we can't confirm what James Haskell will be pulling in, last year's contestant John Barrowman received £200,000.

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Caitlyn Jenner

Reportedly the highest paid star to ever grace the jungle, Kylie and Kendall Jenner's dad Caitlyn is set to reveal some major Kardashian gossip.

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Jacqueline Jossa

Former EastEnders star Jacqueline Jossa will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of past soap stars on the show. Bosses are reportedly hoping she dishes the dirt on her on'/off marriage to reality star Dan Osborne.

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Adele Roberts

Big Brother 3 star Adele Roberts is going back to her reality TV roots for the 2019 series.

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Roman Kemp

Roman is a TV personality and son of former EastEnders actor Martin Kemp. He's set to bring some eye candy to the jungle. Roman has wanted to go into the jungle for quite some time as he told Digital Spy in 2017: "The only reality show I would do is I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! purely because I would get a holiday and get to see Ant & Dec every day!"

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Andrew Maxwell

Irish comedian Andrew is set to bring the laughs to the jungle and we actually can't wait. There has been no details referring to what Andrew could be earning, yet latecomer Noel Edmunds earned £600,000, the highest amount that has been paid to any celebrity on the show.

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Andrew Whyment

Coronation Street star Andy Whyment AKA Kirk Sutherland is a late arrival into the jungle!

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Cliff Parisi

Former EastEnders star and current Call The Midwife actor Cliff Parisi is a late arrival alongside Andy Whyment!

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