IAC Has Been Heavily Criticised Following Awkward Joke
They have been confused before, and fans took to Twitter last night to make sure Channel Ten knew who their stars were.
Last night on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here hosts Julia Morris, and Chris Brown joked about the mistaken identity of Nazeem Hussain and Waleed Aly.
The pair joked that Waleed had received ‘a lot of votes’ on the night.
Nazeem has been in the jungle for nearly two weeks, while Waleed presents The Project nightly on the network.
The joke took place with alternate spellings of Nazeems name appearing at the bottom of the screen, including 'Nazeme', 'Naz', 'Mazem' and 'Nadeem' appearing a the bottom.
With Waleed appearing at the bottom, it prompted the hosts to say 'A special shout out to Waleed... a lot of votes. Got a lot of votes!'
The Daily Telegraph have since confirmed with Channel Ten that the mention of Waleed was a joke, and hordes of fans weren't actually texting to keep the journalist in the jungle.
The first elimination will occur this Sunday and will be decided by public vote.