I'm A Celeb's Lady C: 'Duncan and Tony tried to run me out of the camp'

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I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! star Lady Colin Campbell has claimed fellow campmates Tony Hadley and Duncan Bannatyne tried to "shut me up, shut me down and run me out of the camp".

Lady C, 66, gave her first post-exit interview during Wednesday night's show where she slammed Tony and Duncan, who she had been in embroiled in many heated arguments with.

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

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As she left the jungle and made her way to the luxury Versace Hotel, Lady C said: "Au revoir jungle! Never to return thank god – although I have to say the jungle part of it I actually rather enjoyed.

"It feels absolutely wonderful to be out of the jungle and in civilisation again. It was not the experience I was expecting in any way, shape or form. In many ways it was far more pleasurable and pleasant."

Jamaican-born Lady C said being nominated for the first Bushtucker Trial alongside Jorgie Porter came as "no surprise" because "I was obviously the grandest person in the camp we know that the British public are obsessed with class".

She continued: "After it became apparent I was getting all of the attention it caused a tremendous amount of bad feeling in the camp and then it became increasingly difficult."

Duncan Bannatyne and Tony Hadley on 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here.
30 November 2015.

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Duncan and Tony.

Referring to her argument with Tony after he refused to be her chambermaid in a task, she said: "Tony's refusal became personal because I was a Lady with a capital L. Had I been asked to be chambermaid, of course I would have done it, I am a sport. And I don't have a chip on my shoulder.

"I think there were so many arguments because Duncan and Tony had taken the decision to shut me up, shut me down and run me out of the camp."

Despite her conflicts, Lady C has left the show having made new friends.

"Kieron and Chris were wonderfully supportive," she said. "They showed themselves to be true gentlemen and I would hope we remain lifelong friends.

"There is no prospect of me ever having Tony or Duncan in my life in any way, shape or form. They have earned my disregard...they will have to live with it."

On Wednesday (2 December), show bosses announced Lady C's shock departure from the jungle on medical grounds, subsequently leading to the cancellation of the public vote.

Her agent spoke out following her exit, confirming she had suffered a fall in the jungle, but also - without naming anyone - claimed she felt she was being bullied by "two campmates in particular".

A spokesperson for Tony slammed the accusations as "pure fantasy".