Dec Donnelly takes cheeky swipe at I’m A Celeb’s Nick Knowles

Host made a barbed joke at DIY SOS star's expense

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Declan Donnelly took a cheeky swipe at I’m A Celebrity’s Nick Knowles by suggesting he’d be voted out first.

The host took aim at the DIY SOS star after a clip of the campmates sharing anecdotes about meeting the general public.

Nick said a viewer once approached him and said that he and his wife couldn’t stand him on television and had to switch channels whenever he was on.

Nick shares his story (Credit: ITV)

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The show then cut back to Dec who told co-host Holly Willoughby: “I love that, when they tell stories of meeting the general public.

“If the people who said those hurtful things to Nick Knowles are watching…”

Dec takes aim alongside Holly (Credit: ITV)

Holly then interjected: “No, they won’t be watching. They can’t bear him on the telly.”

Dec replied: “Ah, yes, that’s a good point. Maybe they’ll tune in when he’s kicked out.”

Then, with tongue firmly in cheek, he added: “Shouldn’t be long,” as the crew burst out laughing.

Nick wells up as he misses out on a letter from home (Credit: ITV)

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Of course Dec’s comments were all in jest.

It wasn’t the only funny dig Dec had at Nick on last night’s show.

During a bushtucker trial, Nick emerged from a chamber unaware he had an enormous spider on his head.

I'm A Celebrity Nick Knowles
The DIY SOS star (Credit: ITV)

Dec whispered to Holly: “What do you call a man with a spider on his head? Nick Knowles.”

Later in the episode, Nick was seen in tears as he was one of only three campmates who didn’t receive a “care package” from home.

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! continues on ITV at 9.30pm tonight.

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