Nick Knowles and Noel Edmonds had a furious row about evolution, a former campmate has revealed.
The DIY S.O.S star clashed with the ‘Deal or No Deal’ presenter in the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! camp when the former Noel’s House Party host insisted he didn’t believe humans had descended from monkeys, but the argument didn’t make it on screen.
Axed campmate Malique Thompson-Dwyer revealed all about the row, but admitted he’d tried to stay out of it.
He told The Sun newspaper: “They were having these big disputes. They debated evolution, and Nick said we have all evolved from monkeys and I don’t think Noel believes it.
“Half the time I thought, ‘I’m not even listening to what they say’.”
While Noel slammed Nick as “competitive” and “on a mission to win” the show on his own eviction, the Hollyoaks actor insisted his new friend was a vital part of camp life who did his best to help everyone.
He said: “Nick was doing so much. He even made a washing line, Harry was next to the fire getting smoked up and he made this cover out of palm leaves to stop the smoke.
“So he’s very handy – I don’t think he was irritating anyone.”
After being evicted from the camp, Noel had suggested he didn’t like the way Nick tried to lead the camp and admitted he isn’t a fan of “rules and regulations”.
He said: “Nick I think is great, he’s a natural leader and he just wanted to make sure we were led.
“I do have a problem sometimes with rules and regulations. There was no needle, maybe just a little [bleep].
“I do think there was a moment when Nick looked at me like, die.”
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