Christopher Biggins: 'I'm a Celeb' campmate Janice Dickinson was 'vile'

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Janice Dickinson and Christopher Biggins on the final of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here (ITV/Shutterstock/Rex)
Janice Dickinson and Christopher Biggins on the final of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here (ITV/Shutterstock/Rex)

Christopher Biggins has described his I'm A Celebrity co-finalist Janice Dickinson as 'the most hideous woman' he has ever met in his life.

The pair appeared together on the seventh series of the ITV reality show in 2007, in which Biggins was named King of the Jungle and model Dickinson the runner up.

Biggins has clearly not forgotten the spats he had with Dickinson, but also told Kate Thornton on White Wine Question Time that it could be that he ended up winning the show because he stood up to her.

Of Dickinson he said: "First of all, when I met her I thought: 'Well she is quite camp and lovely.' Then it turned out that she was the most hideous woman I've ever met in my life.

"She's certainly not on my Christmas card list, I can tell you."

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Thornton asked why he found her so offensive.

Biggins let loose with: "She was vulgar. She was vile to a lot of the other contestants in the show. She manufactured rows. She hurt a lot of people she upset a lot of people.

"When I first when I went in, we did a live trial. And it was just her and me. And she did nothing!

Christopher Biggins at the UK Theatre Awards, at the Guildhall, in central London.   (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images)
Christopher Biggins at the UK Theatre Awards, at the Guildhall, in central London. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images)

"At the time, I didn't realise she'd done nothing, then I was the one who was covered in insects and glue and terrible stuff. And she came back pristine, because she didn't do anything.

"And it was then I realised what a b**** she was."

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Biggins said that when it was down to the two of them in the final, he was convinced that presenters Ant and Dec were going to announce the Queen of the jungle, and it would be Dickinson who won.

He said: "When they said King, I couldn't believe it. I really couldn't believe it and her face was a picture. She was not pleased."

He added that it could be that the public had voted for him because he had stood up to her.

He said: "I think the public could see that. And I wouldn't put up with her rubbish."

Janice Dickinson during Mercedes-Benz Fall 2007 L.A. Fashion Week at Smashbox - Ed Hardy in Culver City, California, United States. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage for Fabulous PR)
Janice Dickinson in 2007 (Michael Bezjian/WireImage for Fabulous PR)

The pair were reunited on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross not long after leaving the jungle, where Biggins says the American model apologised.

"She did apologise," he said. "She said: 'I know I was very badly behaved, but that's what my business is all about.' So she put it on herself."

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While he recognised that the show probably thrives when people don't get on, he still said it was "the best show on television".

He said: "I would be very disappointed if I was in the jungle now, if I had to go to Wales!

"But it was, it still is, the best show on television. I think the best reality TV show. It's just wonderful. And the boys [Ant and Dec] are fantastic."

Christopher Biggins arrives for a performance of Anything Goes, the multi Tony Award-winning musical, at the Barbican Theatre in London. Picture date: Wednesday August 4, 2021. (Photo by Jonathan Brady/PA Images via Getty Images)
Christopher Biggins arrives for a performance of Anything Goes, the multi Tony Award-winning musical, at the Barbican Theatre in London. (Jonathan Brady/PA Images via Getty Images)

He added: "I found it the most exhilarating experience ever. I just loved every moment. I didn't think I was gonna win.

"And when you're voted in by the general public, it's extraordinary. That is what makes it so special, that you find out the love that you have from the public. And it was amazing."

Yahoo has contacted Janice Dickinson's representatives for a response.

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