Help! Spencer & Heidi Try to Quit I'm a Celebrity

Duo don't like the company they're keeping in Costa Rica, NBC source tells Ryan Seacrest

By Erik Pedersen Jun 01, 2009 3:28 AMTags
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Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag may or may not believe they are celebrities, but they definitely want out.

The duo tried to quit NBC's I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! the very first day they arrived in Costa Rica to shoot the "C-listers in distress" reality show, which premieres Monday.

"They wanted to be treated like stars," a high-level source on the series tells E! News' Ryan Seacrest. "[Spencer] literally thought he and Heidi were staying in a Four Seasons, working out and getting a tan."

The two refused to eat the same food as the rest of the cast, and complained about being teamed with low-wattage stars, among them former model/reality-show queen Janice Dickinson, actors Stephen Baldwin and Lou Diamond Phillips, former NBA star John Salley and American Idol castoff Sanjaya Malakar. An NBC exec had to coax the newlyweds to remain on board.

"I wish they got some real celebrities like K-Fed," groused Montag, per the network insider.

We can just imagine the producers are thinking the same thing.