Evicted I’m A Celebrity star Dennis Wise was challenged about accusations he had bullied Iain Lee in the jungle during an interview with Good Morning Britain.
The former footballer looked more than a little uncomfortable as he was asked about the reports by Kate Garraway and Ben Shephard.
Dennis told the show that he was “shocked to see all” the headlines, but then swerved actually addressing them, instead speaking about plans he and the radio host had made – alongside other camp mates – for meeting on the outside world.
He explained he was getting 44-year-old Iain tickets to a match at his former club, Chelsea, he would be going on Lee’s radio show, and that the pair planned to meet for dinner.
“Yeah, I was quite shocked to be honest when I saw all of that,” he said.
“The reason is I have to get Iain some tickets for him and his two kids to go to Chelsea.
“I’m also going on his talk news show and all of us are going to go to Amir’s [Khan] boxing in February when he has his first fight.
“And I’m also going to meet him where his mother is in a care home, and have some dinner with him, so I’m a little shocked with what has happened. We have got on very well.
He then went on to say that the show wouldn’t tolerate bullying of any kind.
“It’s really interesting as I think ITV wouldn’t allow that anyway,” added the diminutive sportsman.
“It’s something I don’t think they’d ever allow.”
Some viewers grew upset during one episode of I’m A Celebrity, feeling Dennis went a bit too far when he kicked up a fuss about the radio presenter taking part in the Tutankha-Doom trial, because he’d failed previous tasks.
Iain later told the Bush Telegraph that the confrontation had been “humiliating”.