It was confirmed on Wednesday that Lady C had made the decision to quit the series, just days before the final, which was originally said to be for “medical reasons”.
Since then, her agent has claimed that bullying from two of her fellow contestants “exacerbated” her condition, prompting her to leave, which reps for Tony and Duncan have now vehemently denied.
Duncan Bannatyne and Tony Hadley
A spokesperson for the Spandau Ballet singer told The Mirror: “These allegations are pure fantasy - the whole nation has witnessed how Lady C has continually made vile and hurtful comments towards various campmates.
“To make accusations of bullying and biased editing is unbelievable and disrespects both the show, and the millions of fans who have tuned-in and voted night after night.”
Lady Colin Campbell
Similarly, friends of Duncan have written on his Twitter page, disputing the claims.
The tweet on Duncan’s page references the interview given by Yvette Fielding when she left the jungle, branding Lady C “cruel” and “very strange”, adding that the rest of the celebrities were “walking on eggshells” to avoid a run-in with her.
During her time Down Under, Lady C was at the centre of several rows, including one with Tony, where she branded him a “fat blob” who couldn’t even sing very well.
Lady C will offer her side of the story for the first time in an interview on Wednesday’s ‘I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here NOW!’, at 10pm, on ITV2.