Ant and Dec have joined the ranks of those rushing to defend Iain Lee after his latest verbal clash with I’m A Celeb campmate Amir Khan.
Thursday night’s show spawned yet more controversy among viewers after Amir referred back to Iain’s stint as Prime Minister when he first entered the jungle, telling him: ‘When you came in, you did f**k a lot of things up.’
And the presenters were clearly having none of it – taking the boxer to task over some of his own behaviour in camp.
‘Bit harsh is what I have to say I think – criticising Iain for being Prime Minister,’ Dec began.
‘He bossed them around because that was the job of the Prime Minister,’ Ant pointed out – as Dec went on to mention the fact that loads of other celebs had done stuff in camp they would rather not be reminded of.
Such as Amir, for example – as Dec promptly quipped: ‘Remember the guy who shouted “I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here” in the very first trial?
‘Amir,’ Ant replied. ‘And who was the guy who decided to eat the strawberries in the Dingo Dollar Challenge?’
‘Who was the one who didn’t know the name of the British prime minister, couldn’t pronounce the word “emu”, screamed non-stop in the Rank Taxi and thought summer was in two months time?’
‘Jamie,’ declared Dec before Ant said: ‘No, it was Amir.’
‘Sorry,’ added Dec. ‘There was a pattern, I should have got it.’
‘There’s a theme,’ Ant pointed out before finishing: ‘We’d never remind him of those things, would we? That would be wrong.’
Well played, boys.
Amir’s chat with Iain saw viewers flock to social media to defend the presenter, as they once again attacked him as well as Dennis Wise and Jamie Lomas for their treatment of him.
Dennis later became the latest celebrity to be voted out of camp, after both he and Amir found themselves in the bottom two.
I’m A Celebrity continues on Friday on ITV at 9pm.
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