Jake Quickenden's mum quashes Jimmy Bullard "bullying" claims

Published Friday, Dec 5 2014, 11:54 GMT  |  By  |  1 comment
Jake Quickenden's mum has hit back at recent "bullying" claims by posing for a picture with I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here's Jimmy Bullard.

Retired footballer Jimmy was eliminated from the jungle earlier this week was and met with claims on Twitter that he had picked on former X Factor contestant Jake.

Jimmy Bullard poses with Jake Quickenden's mum Lisa in Australia - 5 Dec 2014

© Twitter / @lisa_quickenden

Jimmy has defended his comments to Jake, which included asking why he was even on the ITV1 show, by saying it was harmless banter. And it appears Jake's mum agrees.

After flying out to Australia so she is ready to greet Jake when he leaves the jungle, Lisa Quickenden has assured fans that Jimmy and her son will be "friends for a long time".

Quashing any suggestions of "bullying", Lisa posed for a photo with Jimmy in their hotel lobby. Sharing the snap on Twitter, she insisted: "What a sweetheart. @jimmybullard will be friends with @JakeQuickenden for a long time."

Meanwhile, last night viewers were treated to a topless Jake, who tried his hand at stripping for Kendra Wilkinson after she spoke about her previous career as a lap dancer.

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! Jake and Edwina - 4 December.


But rather than Kendra, it appears Jake has caught the eye of former MP Edwina Currie!

Edwina, who is happily married, told him: "Your face is very chiseled. You're looking more like a film star now."

Speaking later, campmate Melanie Sykes quipped: "I think Edwina is besotted with Jake and his physique and his face. I mean she'll say to him, 'Oh darling you look like a movie star' and it just really cracks me up. She absolutely has the hots for him."

Well, he is a good looking guy!

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