Nicola McLean has spoken out against I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! hosts Ant and Dec for the "unfair" treatment of contestant Naughty Boy.
The 40-year-old – who appeared as a campmate on the ITV series years ago – hit out at hosts Ant and Dec, as well as the rest of the celebrities featured on the show this year for their attitudes towards Naughty Boy.
In her column for the Daily Star, Nicola discussed how she felt about the music producer‘s time on the reality competition so far, referencing how Ant and Dec acted towards him during Wednesday night’s trial.
"They were saying he only needs to be in there for 30 seconds or 60 seconds but they didn't take the snakes or the other things out. They were with him for the whole time!” Nicola said.
"And I thought that Adam Woodyatt and Simon Gregson were quite dismissive of him. I don't know whether that's just me and whether I'm being extra defensive, but I felt like they were.
"And Ant and Dec as well, like when Arlene kept dropping the stars and they really gave her so much help, but when I was in there, my husband actually tweeted because they help some people and not help others.
"And I felt like they gave Arlene such an unfair amount of help but they were just like 'close your mouth, Naughty Boy'. And saying 'which is a good thing for us'. Don't get me wrong, I know that's funny, but it's kinda not at the same time."
The star expressed that she was a fan of Naughty Boy, despite some viewers finding him "annoying" along with his campmates at times.
“I really like Naughty Boy but I'm feeling like maybe he's the one who is 'annoying' in the camp if that makes sense? Well, he's the one that they all have had a dig at,” Nicola continued.
"You get certain members of camp like Naughty Boy, where people think they can say anything to him.
"They're doing a lot of eye-rolling as if he's some annoying little brother. But is he being that annoying? Because I haven't seen anything annoying.
"But we do have to remember that we don't see everything that goes on…"
On Thursday’s episode, contestant Frankie Bridge sang pop ballads with Naughty Boy in a task while both were drenched in foul fluids, leaving fans of I'm A Celeb unimpressed surprisingly, considering they are both the musical stars.
"I totally agree with that but it's hard when you're having to down things and the trauma of trying to be able to perform properly,” Nicola responded to the reaction from audiences.
"But I definitely wouldn't be paying for a concert to watch them, I don't know about you…
"I think they did well at the trial but Frankie looked absolutely frozen. I remember doing a trial when I was in a tank of gunk and it was freezing, so I can really empathise with her there."
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