Campmates in Jungle 'strike' row

Campmates in Jungle 'strike' row

Matthew Wright was left raging at Westlife “scab” Kian Egan after he attempted to organise a strike by his campmates in I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

The talk show host tried to rally the rest of the celebrities after they complained the camp in the Australian jungle was too hot, and Egan asked for the rain canopy to be moved to provide some shade.

The producers turned down his request, angering Wright, who said: “If we all take our mikes off, we’ll soon find the canopy will come down pretty quick. Are you with me fellows, revolution aye?”

The plan was scuppered when Emmerdale star Lucy Pargeter came back into the camp after her Bushtucker Trial and Egan asked her about it.

Wright interrupted her, saying: “We thought we’d sit here in complete silence until the canopy comes down.”

Campmates in Jungle 'strike' row

But Egan kept talking and Wright told him: “That’s solidarity, brother, that’s what happened with industrial relations in this country – scabs like you.”

Another attempt at a conversation was interrupted, with Wright telling Egan: “Oh scab! I didn’t even want the canopy down, I’m only doing it for everyone else. I thought we were going to make some kind of stand and then every three seconds you are undermining it.”

The Westlife star snapped back: “You are the only person who wants to do it! Lucy has just come back from the trial – we should listen to her speak! Let her talk about it. Your attitude is unnecessary.”

There were more problems for the celebrities when the cameras spotted model Amy Willerton giving Joey Essex some contraband chewing gum she had smuggled into the camp.

The producers warned the campers to hand over all their contraband or lose some of the meals won in the trial – resulting in a secret stash including towels, a torch, a pen and gum being handed over.

Campmates in Jungle 'strike' row

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