Dec Donnelly has revealed Rita Simons had an off-screen rant at Noel Edmonds on I’m A Celebrity.
Dressed as a Roman Emperor, Deal or No Deal presenter Noel made his dramatic entrance to the jungle on Thursday night and has already clashed with John Barrowman and formed a duo with Harry Redknapp.
However, Dec said tensions seem to be rising in the camp as Rita “had a go” at Noel and Harry during the trial last night in unseen footage.
Speaking on the spin-off show Extra Camp, Dec revealed: “John has already started to crack, and Nick [Knowles] is biting his lip. Rita wasn’t happy yesterday down at the trial.
“It wasn’t in the show tonight but when we were filming the trial, Rita had a go didn’t she?”
He continued: “It wasn’t in the show tonight but when we were filming the trial, Rita had a go didn’t she?
“Noel and Harry were kind of talking amongst themselves, and she went ‘weren’t you two listening?!’ And we were like ‘woaah.'”
It came after Noel caused friction among the camp members, with John and the television host becoming embroiled in a tense exchange.
The pair clashed after Noel, 69, arrived and, as emperor, began ordering the group around from a gold lectern and throne.
But Torchwood actor John struggled with Noel’s leadership style, lashing out at him.
During one of Noel’s speeches to the camp members, John stood to ask him a question. Noel, however, interrupted the actor to suggest that he stop touching his groin in public.
Standing up to ask Noel a question, John said: “Sir, if I may so ask the emperor…”
Interrupting him, Noel said: “Could you not scratch your groin while you are talking to me? It’s still very unpleasant, Mr Barrowman.”
Speaking afterwards, John said: “I know he was trying to make a joke and be funny but it didn’t land well with me.
“I’m probably being overly sensitive and it’s at this exact time that my husband would say I need a sandwich.
“It’s not his fault and I’m an adult, I know that, it was just that moment and some of us are feeling ‘ahhhh’.”
Earlier in the episode, there had also been friction between the pair, with Noel telling John to “pack it in” after he sarcastically replied to one of his demands, saying: “Yes, emperor!”
After the group returned to the campsite following the day’s Bushtucker Trials, Noel gathered to address them as leader.
Sat on his golden throne, he unfurled a scroll and asked if the camp members were paying attention.
After John’s sardonic response, Noel chastised him, saying: “Oi, that was said with a bit of sarcasm. Pack it in. I didn’t ask for this role.”
John replied: “You’re enjoying it though.”