Holly tried to stand up for her I’m A Celeb Colleagues but Nick was having none of it
DIY SOS host Nick Knowles disagreed sharply with Holy Willoughby as he slammed the I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here production team, branding them ‘unsupportive’ and saying that there was an adversarial ‘us against them’ atmosphere between the celebrities and the backstage crew.
Speaking on ITV’s This Morning, Nick said he didn’t feel supported by the crew.
When This Morning co-presenter Holly Willoughby – who stepped in to replace regular I’m A Celeb co-host Ant McPartlin for the most recent series – suggested that the production team had offered support to the celebs as they endured the gruelling jungle conditions Nick contradicted her, saying: “Yeah, not really…they try to get under your skin.
As Holly tried to stand up for her I’m A Celeb backstage colleagues, saying “You don’t think?” Nick went on with a wry smile…
“They make you tired,… they make you hungry …they make you dehydrated”.
While Phil tried to back Holly up, saying “But that’s the show!” Nick went on to describe the ‘Us against them’ mood in the camp.
“We almost had trench foot. The bedding was wet all the time,
We decided from the start to make it them versus us.
As Holly listened, aghast, he went on: “So we said to each other why don’t we make it them versus us, and we get tighter the tougher it gets.
“Every time it gets more difficult, you come back and find they’ve left the canopy open and all your bedding is soaking wet, and you say, ‘Can you change our sleeping bags?’ and they say, ‘No you have to sleep in wet beds’.”
The 2018 series of I’m A Celebrity was won by former football manager Harry Redknapp, who rode a huge wave of popular support throughout the series.
The celebrities that took part have remained friends since the series finished, communicating via WhatsApp and encouraging each other to maintain their jungle weight loss.
Nick reportedly lost over two stone over nineteen days in the camp, making him – along with older participants Harry Redknapp and Anne Hegerty – one of the show’s champion slimmers.