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Friday 6th December 2019

I'm A Celebrity viewers complain to Ofcom as James Haskell 'jokes' about disabilities

Rugby star angers fans with clubfoot comment…

Jungle star James Haskell – who was voted the first camp leader – has been accused of poking fun at people who suffer from disabilities.

During Monday night's I'm A Celebrity, James was seen mocking Ian Wright as he attempted to expend some energy by going for a jog.

James has come under fire from viewers (Credit: ITV)

James was heard to say: "He has completely lost the plot."

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He added of Ian's running technique: "Look at that clubfoot."

Viewers were quick to take to Twitter to vent their anger at the rugby star's comments.

James said it looked as though Ian had a "clubfoot" as he jogged through camp (Credit: ITV)

Some took it one step further and complained to communications regulator Ofcom.

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According to the Metro, 14 complaints were made about the scene.

Disgusting language used by James in regards to clubfoot! How can ITV let that be aired?

Slamming the star online, viewers said James's choice of words were disgusting, as was ITV's decision to broadcast the scene.

It's not the only time James has come under fire from viewers over his behaviour on the show.

He and campmate Ian Wright have been accused of bullying Andrew Maxwell, while viewers also commented on James's attitude towards Andy Whyment.

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