I'm A Celeb viewers slammed as Giovanna Fletcher is mocked for her secret message to home while AJ and Vernon win praise

I'M A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! fans have been slammed for having "double standards" after Giovanna Fletcher was mocked for her secret message to home while her campmates Vernon Kay and AJ Pritchard won praise.

Giovanna's fans have leaped to her defence on social media after viewers criticised the 35-year-old star for the signal she gives during live links on the show to her three sons.

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Her husband, McFly's Tom Fletcher, revealed this week that she'd told six-year-old Buzz, four-year-old Buddy, and two-year-old Max that when she lifts her hand to her nose and wriggles her fingers it's a signal to them.

She has done it every night when Ant and Dec enter the camp to reveal who will be doing the next Bushtucker Trial, and also this evening just before her live trial in a group task.

All 12 celebrities took part in the challenges this evening, with the stars split into two teams of men and women as they competed against each other.

After Vernon's trial, he directly approached the camera and waved as he mouthed "hi mum" and "hi family" to his loved ones back home.

Meanwhile, AJ used his part of the challenge to wish his dad a happy birthday.

And while the two men were lauded on social media for the sweet gestures, Giovanna was targeted by cruel trolls, with one writing: "I cannot describe the anger that fills me whenever Giovanna does that stupid hand wiggle thing."

Another tweeted: "If Giovanna does that ridiculous hand nose thing every time they say her name I’m gonna go to wales and cut her hand off."

One more sniped: "Can someone tell Giovanna to stop doing that thing with her hand."

However, her fans have pointed out the double stands, as one retorted: "Disheartening to see the sheer amount of hate Giovanna is receiving for simply acknowledging her family during the live trial but when Vernon and AJ do it they get praised."

They added: "If you’re going to slag off Giovanna for doing hand signs/acknowledging her family, slag off AJ and Vernon.

"If you’re going to appreciate Vernon and AJ acknowledging their families, appreciate Giovanna."

Another agreed: "That little hand-nose thing Giovanna does every time she's called is the most mum thing ever I love it."

During an appearance on This Morning, Tom confirmed that the hand gesture was for their children, and he previously shared a snap of Buzz doing the same movement back to his mum as he watched the show at home.

This isn't the first time that Giovanna has been targeted by cruel trolls, with fans previously leaping to her defence as cynics questioned who she was.

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