I’m A Celebrity evictee Noel Edmonds has taken a sly dig at Nick Knowles following their bust-up in camp.
The TV legend became the first campmate to be voted out on Friday in the biggest shock of the series so far.
But he hasn’t left quietly as he spilled the beans on his fraught relationship with Nick Knowles and his bromance with Harry Redknapp, saying it had been a “very difficult 24 hours” away from his new pal.
Speaking on I’m A Celebrity spin-off Extra Camp, Noel had choice words for the DIY SOS host.
The pair had clashed when camp leader Nick tried to enforce the rule that no one should leave unaccompanied, which the Deal or No Deal presenter repeatedly ignored to collect firewood alone.
Noel said on the ITV2 show last night: “Nick is great and he’s a natural leader. He just wanted to make sure we were led.
“As was intimated, I do have a problem with rules and regulations, but there was no needle.”
Then he added with a twinkle in his eye: “It was just maybe a little prick.”
After the sly dig at Nick, Noel revealed that their feud started as soon as he entered the jungle as the series’ late arrival.
He said: “What did you do to me? You brought me in late and you brought me in as an emperor. Wasn’t that always going to be difficult, to arrive as an emperor.
“I do think there was a moment, as I looked across my colosseum, where Nick did look at me like ‘Die!'”
Noel also opened up about his relationship with ex-football manager Harry after the pair became a hit with viewers by striking up a strong bond in camp.
He admitted that despite telling Declan Donnelly and Holly Willoughby in his post-eviction interview that he wanted Fleur East to win, he had since changed his mind.
The TV star said: “No reflection on Fleur at all but I’ve had a very difficult 24 hours… because I miss Harry.
“I really, really miss ‘arry. When I got voted out, I can imagine Harry saying to everybody else ‘The poor boy, he was hardly on the pitch, they didn’t even give him a yellow, it went straight red, he was off’.
“Harry and I did strike up a relationship. I’m sorry, Fleur, but my money is now on Harry.”
Speaking about the moment he was evicted, Noel said: “When it happened I was surprised, and then it dawned on me how wonderful it was that I was able to be with Liz.
“So I went through quite an emotional period and then suddenly people were saying the most extraordinarily kind things that, actually, people were sad.
“Somebody showed me a newspaper headline saying the nation was shocked.”
He added with tongue-in-cheek: “I felt an overwhelming need to calm the nation and say please don’t riot.
“Go to bed, everything will be fine in the morning, I’ve spoken to the prime minister, there’s been a run on the supermarkets but don’t panic-buy, it’s okay.”
* I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! is on ITV at 9pm tonight followed by Extra Camp on ITV2.
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