Charlotte's fans are NOT impressed

The clocks have gone back, the proper coats are back out and the Halloween celebrations are just winding to a close – Autumn is officially here. And for many, the start of this new season means that a particular celebrity programme is well on its way to being back on our screens.

That’s right – I’m A Celebrity should be hitting our screens in mere weeks, hurrah! Which means that millions of expectant viewers are eagerly awaiting the line-up of brave household names for the show.

And according to an excited tweet, Charlotte Crosby is heading to the jungle this year!

Oh – except for the fact that she was joking and falsely raised the hopes of thousands of her fans. Awkward…

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The former Geordie Shore star took to social media on the weekend to reveal to the exciting news to the public. ‘Yep I am going on @imacelebrity I can’t wait,’ she began her Tweet on Sunday (30th October). ‘Excited man’!

And of course, plenty of folks were lining up to offer their congratulations, words of support and their full-on excitement to see Charlotte face the terrors of the jungle – one including YouTube sensation Zoella:

zoella-charlotte-crosby-tweetfans-charlotte-tweetHowever, less than two hours after the fans had started celebrating and getting their viewing parties in order, Char brought everyone’s hopes crashing down with one, extremely plain sentence:

‘That was a joke btw.’

OH.

And as one might expect, fans who were incredibly vocal about supporting her had plenty of feelings about her cheeky trick – and disappointment is an understatement.

‘Such a funny joke isn’t it? You excited your fans you moron,’ reads one harsh reply, while another wrote: ‘don’t make jokes like that babe. Fan girl scream, text me mom and everything!’

screen-shot-2016-10-31-at-06-34-10screen-shot-2016-10-31-at-06-35-11 screen-shot-2016-10-31-at-06-34-49 screen-shot-2016-10-31-at-06-34-31 screen-shot-2016-10-31-at-06-33-58Eek! Yet some Twitter users aren’t entirely convinced. With Charlotte having tagged the official I’m A Celebrity account in her original tweet, the announcement seemed pretty genuine.

Therefore, some believe that calling it a ‘joke’ is an example of her covering her back in case she revealed the news sooner than she was meant to…

screen-shot-2016-10-31-at-06-40-07 screen-shot-2016-10-31-at-06-39-40 screen-shot-2016-10-31-at-06-39-28Strange stuff… joke or not, we reckon she’d be fantastic viewing! We hope this gives the show bosses some ideas…