Fred Sirieix has revealed he got a “telling off” from his mother over the “unacceptable” way he spoke to Josie Gibson on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
The First Dates star, who was eliminated from the ITV1 show on Tuesday evening, was involved in a number of conflicts during the show, including a bust-up with YouTuber Nella Rose, after he remarked that he was old enough to be her father.
The 51-year-old also interfered with the cooking methods of This Morning host Gibson, 38, after he relinquished his role as camp chef.
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Speaking to This Morning hosts Rylan Clark and Emma Willis about the jungle’s cooking situation, Sirieix said: “In all fairness, the meals that Josie cooked were good, they were good to very good.
“She could cook the meal on the day. What I was concerned with is how she was able to use and recycle the bones and other vegetables and other peels in order to prepare a stock so that we could improve the day after. That’s it.
“But this morning, I spoke to my mom. She called me because she knew I was out. And she said to me “Frederick”, you know when she calls me Frederick, it is because she’s upset.
“‘Frederick what did you do with Josie? Why were you standing on the top there and telling her what to do? What was going through your mind?’
“I got a telling off from my mum,” he said.
“I said, ‘Mum, it’s because’… (and she responded) ‘Frederick I don’t want to listen to you. This is unacceptable. You can’t do that. And I don’t want you to do this again today’.
“I said ‘Mum, what do you mean?'”
He told the ITV1 programme: “She did not understand I was not in the jungle, that I was out, that it’s a game, and that because of the way everything is edited and the story is told, that I’m out of the story and and I had to explain to her…
“I said, ‘Mum, I’m not in the jungle so I’m not going to do it… I promise you I am not going to do it again. Next time Josie is cooking, I will sit down and say nothing’.”
Also speaking on the morning show was Rose, who became the series’ second evictee, following the departure of jockey Frankie Dettori.
The 26-year-old internet personality spoke about her experience in camp with former Ukip leader Nigel Farage.
Rose had clashed with the GB News presenter when talking about cultural appropriation and had accused him of wanting people like her “gone” from the UK after she spoke to him about remarks he made over reducing immigration numbers.
Speaking to hosts Clark and Willis, Rose said: “I feel like in life it is good to hear different people’s opinions.
“I feel like me and Nigel come from two different classes, two different walks of life.
“He has an opinion. I have my opinions. We can share our opinions and agree to disagree at the end of the day.”
After he was eliminated on Tuesday evening, Sirieix told presenters Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly that he had to interfere with Gibson making the meals in camp as there was “a lot at stake with the food” and she was “just making it up as she goes along”.
He also responded to accusations that he was taking over the trials and said: “Well, I think that’s because I wasn’t voted by the public to do any trials.”