ITV release statement denying Lady C was bullied in I'm A Celeb camp

Published Sunday, Dec 6 2015, 17:48 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
ITV have reacted to Lady Colin Campbell's claims she was mistreated and bullied during her time on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

The TV channel released a detailed statement on Sunday (6 December) denying her accusations that she wasn't treated well while in the jungle.

In fact, they imply it was SHE who behaved badly...

Lady Colin Campbell, I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here photo call
12 November


After leaving the jungle unexpectedly, Lady C has since claimed she was bullied by her fellow campmates Tony Hadley, Yvette Fielding and Duncan Bannatyne.

The 66-year-old author also accused ITV of failing to provide an orthopaedic bed as promised.

But, in a statement released to The Mirror, the broadcaster says: "Producers responded fully to Lady C's medical requirements by giving her the camouflaged bed, which viewers saw was placed on her bed, and by giving her a hard-backed chair to sit in that was also featured on the show."

'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!' TV show, Australia - 01 Dec 2015
Lady Colin Campbell


With regards to the bullying accusations, they continued: "No one who has left the camp so far has said she was being bullied. Indeed, it was Lady C who resorted to name-calling and offensive remarks in her exchanges with Duncan and Tony."

They ended by saying: "As has always been the case, what viewers see is a fair and accurate representation of what goes on in camp."

In an interview with the Mail on Sunday, Lady C claims that Tony and Duncan's behaviour in the jungle brought back memories of childhood bullying, and claimed the show's psychiatrist had also "made the connection" meaning there could be potential for "real damage" and a "massive lawsuit".

By threatening legal action, Lady C says she was able to leave with her full £70,000 fee. ITV did not confirm or deny this.

I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! TV show, Australia - 02 Dec 2015
Lady Colin Campbell interviewed after leaving the jungle


Lady C, who claims she visited the show's psychiatrists up to "several times a day" to complain about the bullying, explains that is the REAL reason she left.

Meanwhile, hosts Ant and Dec believe this year's show has been "one of the best yet" thanks to characters like Lady C.

Speaking on ITV2 ahead of tonight's final, Dec said: "My favourite Lady C comment was 'the vain old goat' - she was a good campmate."

Ant added: "She was up there with the best, she just kept giving day after day. Just brilliant."

Vicky Pattison, Ferne McCann and George Shelley are this year's finalists. The winner will be announced live during the evening show on Sunday 6 December, which kicks off at 9pm.

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