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Monday 14th October 2019

Nick Knowles claims I'm A Celeb producers 'forced' him to play guitar in the jungle

He says it wasn't his idea!

It's hard to forget Nick Knowles' cheesy guitar session on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! but now he's insisted he was made to do it by show bosses!

The DIY SOS presenter made the confession during his appearance on This Morning today (16 January).

Viewers were left cringing when the 56-year-old serenaded his campmates around the fire last series.

He gave his version of events on This Morning (Credit: ITV/YouTube)

Nick told hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby: "I understand that the number one is a joke, when it came out in the jungle we went to the pub and there was a guitar."

He then revealed that producers give campmates instructions over a tannoy in camp. He said that he was told to play, even though he didn't want to!

Nick told Holly and Phil he was set up (Credit: ITV/YouTube)

He continued: "I was like great, because James (McVey) had been desperate to play the guitar because he's the most amazing guitar player then the jungle tannoy comes over 'give Nick the guitar to play a song'.

"I was like, 'No you're alright, James is playing', [then they said] 'Nick you need to play'."

He felt awkward at the time (Credit: I'm A Celebrity YouTube)

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Nick added that he had to be persuaded by The Vamps star James before he agreed to the jamming session.

Nick you need to play.

At the time, his warbling was compared to Ricky Gervais' The Office character David Brent!

It's been embarrassing for Nick (Credit: ITV/YouTube)

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The star, who released an album in 2017, managed to bag a number one while in the jungle.

His rendition of Adele's Make You Feel My Love topped the charts when he was in Australia - much to his surprise!

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