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“Those people know who they are”: I’m a Celeb’s Candice reveals teammates “burnt” husband David

"I think he would have been better off playing in a different era"

Candice Warner has dropped a bombshell about David Warner’s cricket career while appearing on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here 2024.

Speaking to Michelle Bridges, Skye Wheatley, Ellie Cole and Peter Daicos, the former Ironwoman revealed how her husband had been “burned by his teammates” throughout his tenure.

“He’s always had these people who’ve had a misconception of him,” Candice told the group. “But when you actually get to know him, he’s the most kindest, generous person. I think he would have been better off playing in a different era.”

(l-r) Peter Daicos, Candice Warner, Michelle Bridges, Ellie Cole and Skye Wheatley. Network 10

Ellie then questioned whether Candice meant “without as much media attention”; however, Candice went on to clarify.

“Well, in an era where people aren’t as selfish,” she said. “Where it’s more about other players protecting the players.”

“Oh my gosh, are you saying that’s how he’s been burned? By his teammates?” Skye asked.

“At times 100%,” Candice said. “But it’s not just them. It’s the administration.”

The mother-of-three then revealed that the “administration” “didn’t want him” because he’s “different”.

“He doesn’t typically fit the mould of a cricket player,” she said.

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Candice and David Warner and their three daughters. Instagram

Peter was in disbelief calling it “silly”, particularly when “that is what made him the player he is”.

“They love that until it doesn’t suit their brand,” she said.

In a piece-to-camera in the Hut, Candice said: “There’s been plenty of people that have burnt myself and David along the way and it happens to so many people, and it wouldn’t be right for me to name them individually, but those people know who they are.”

About Cricket Australia’s “Sandpapergate”

In 2018, David, the vice-captain of the Australian cricket team, was involved in a ball-tampering cheating scandal.

During the third Test match against South Africa, Cameron Bancroft was caught trying to rough up one side of the ball with sandpaper.

Captain Steve Smith, as well as David, was also found to be involved and the three players were issued unprecedented sanctions from Cricket Australia.

Watch I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here from Sunday – Thursday at 7.30 pm on 10 and 10Play.

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