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Emily Atack rules out ‘romance’ with Nick Knowles because he’s “too old” for her

She reveals her thoughts to campmates

Nick Knowles and Emily Atack have been accused of flirty behaviour on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! but Emily has now revealed that she doesn’t see Nick in that way because he’s “too old” for her.

On tonight’s show the girls played a game of who they would snog, marry and push off a cliff out of their male campmates – and Nick, 56, got the short straw.

Emily had to choose between Nick, Malique and James (Credit: ITV)

Whilst joking with Fleur East and Sair Khan, Emily, 28, said: “I would snog Malique, marry James and Nick is off the cliff, just because he’s slightly too old for me but he is handsome and lovely.”

Malique Thompson-Dwyer, 20, and The Vamps’ James McVey, 24, came out on top…

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Malique before he was voted off (Credit: ITV)
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Emily joked she would ‘marry’ James (Credit: ITV)

While poor Nick was snubbed!

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Nick is ‘too old’ for the star (Credit: ITV)

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However, Fleur, 31, confessed she would “snog” Nick, adding: “I would marry James because he’s a lovely boy and then I would push Malique off a cliff because he’s my brother and I couldn’t kiss or marry him.”

Nick and Emily have got on really well since they arrived in camp, but during tonight’s episode she said she sees him more like a ‘Dad’ figure.

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They are good pals (Credit: ITV/Wenn)

It comes after a source told The Sun that I’m A Celebrity bosses were apparently keen for a romance to happen between the pair because it would make “good telly”.

Nick’s brother John has defended the gossip about the DIY SOS star preferring to go out with younger women.

During an interview on Loose Women today, John said: “That’s another thing a lot of people say to me…’He goes with blondes half his age’. I say, ‘No he doesn’t’.”

The presenter, whose ex-wife Jessica Moor was 25 years younger than him, has previously been linked to Emmerdale actress Gemma Oaten, 34, and The Only Way Is Essex star Pascal Craymer, 29.

Nick when he was with Jessica (Credit: FameFlynet)

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Looks like there will be no jungle romance this year, folks!

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