I’m A Celebrity…Get Met Out Of Here! star Martin Roberts has said that Larry Lamb delivered a tearful apology for the way he treated him in the jungle.
The pair did not see eye-to-eye while on the ITV show and Larry was accused by some viewers of bullying the Homes Under the Hammer star.
Martin has told This Morning that Gavin and Stacey star Larry “broke down in tears” during their last day in Australia, after leaving the camp.
“I was having breakfast with (wife) Kirsty and the kids – and who should walk up but Larry and his lovely lady, and it was the last I was probably going to see them and I just grabbed Larry and hugged him. And I kept hold of him and said ‘this is a real hug’.
“He just broke down in tears. He said, ‘I am so so sorry about the way I acted towards you, and I am so sorry about what I said’…”, Martin said.
Martin, who lost a stone in weight in the jungle, said that he accepted the apology.
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The Homes Under the Hammer star said of crying while in the jungle: “There are all these cameras there but very quickly you forget. You’re in such an intense experience … I suddenly felt like the whole camp was against me.”
He said that the experience of being bullied at school came back to haunt him.
“The emotions you go through in the jungle are intense, and that explains some of the things that happen, but it does dig deep into your internal psyche,” he said.
“I was badly bullied at school and always the last to be picked for sports things – it was five years of bullying, really badly, and it’s going to do bad things to your self esteem … and in normal life if there are people you didn’t get on with, you’d give them a wide berth, but you’re stuck in the middle of the jungle and you can’t get away!”