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'I'm A Celebrity' Viewers Accuse ITV Of Fixing Show In Favour Of Jake Quickenden, Following Jimmy Bullard's Elimination

02/12/2014 16:49 GMT | Updated 02/12/2014 16:59 GMT

Outraged fans of Jimmy Bullard have accused ITV bosses of manipulating ‘I’m A Celebrity’ footage so that its own stars look better.

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Jake Quickenden arrived in the jungle just weeks after being eliminated from one of ITV’s biggest shows (that’s ‘The X Factor’, for those who live under a rock), while Melanie Sykes is also a presenter for the channel, and has been portrayed positively so far.

When Jimmy watched a highlights compilation of his time in the jungle during Monday night’s live show, he noticed that a large part of his argument with Jake had been left out, though the parts where he mocked the singer’s lack of talent were all present and correct.

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Michael Buerk, Jimmy Bullard and Jake Quickenden

Ant and Dec were quick to point out that both sides of the argument had been shown in the main show when the argument first occurred, but that didn’t stop some viewers from putting on their Sherlock Holmes hats and accusing ITV of unfair editing on Twitter:

And, in news that will surprise precisely no one, even Katie Hopkins has weighed in on the debate, claiming that, in her opinion, Jake (or, as she kindly branded him, “the thick inbred”) is being edited favourably because ITV want to use him in future projects.

However, a spokesperson for ITV has insisted that this is not the case, and that the ‘I’m A Celebrity’ editing process is not biased in any of the campmates’ favour.

They told The Mirror: “Everything broadcast is a fair and accurate representation of life in the camp.”

Nine campmates now remain in the ‘I’m A Celeb’ jungle, following Jimmy’s elimination, hoping to follow in the footsteps of last year’s King of the Jungle, Kian Egan, and be crowned winner of the show.

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