I'm A Celebrity's most explosive rows: From Janice and Lynne to Shaun and Gillian

Hungry celebrities in close quarters is a recipe for disaster.

Janice Dickinson and Lynne Franks rowed many times on I'm A Celebrity. (ITV/screengrab)
Janice Dickinson and Lynne Franks rowed many times on I'm A Celebrity. (ITV/screengrab)

I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! is set to return to screens on 19 November for its 2023 series and we can only imagine the hunger-fuelled rows that will go down in the Australian jungle this year.

Celebrities used to a more pampered lifestyle, basic camp facilities and a lack of food make for a heady combination when big personalities collide in the ITV show.

We remember some of the reality series' most explosive clashes ahead of the show's return.

Read more:

Janice Dickinson and Lynne Franks

The 2007 camp played host to two big personalities – model Janice Dickinson and PR guru Lynne Franks, who clashed from day one over everything from the washing up to each other's personalities.

It wasn't long before insults began flying and Franks told Dickinson: "You’re one of the most horrible people I’ve ever encountered."

However, Dickinson upped the ante quite considerably when she said: "I’m going to stab her in the middle of the night and take her [bed]. You think I’m kidding? I’ll eat her t**s. I’ll fry up those big old boobs."

Janet Street-Porter and Brian Harvey

Janet Street-Porter was disgusted by Brian Harvey's farting. (ITV/screengrab)
Janet Street-Porter was disgusted by Brian Harvey's farting. (ITV/screengrab)

Loose Women fans will know that Janet Street Porter is never likely to hold back with an opinion, so it seemed inevitable that she would clash with some of her fellow campmates in the 2004 series.

Street-Porter has made no secret of how difficult she found Paul Burrell, but her most memorable spat was with East 17's Brian Harvey over his farting.

The staple diet of rice and beans had not agreed with Harvey, and Street-Porter told him: "Don’t do that when we’re cooking. It’s so inappropriate.

"Perhaps you can come and cook dinner tomorrow night, and I’ll come and fart in your face."

But Harvey told her: "I need to f***ing fart because all I’ve eaten is f***ing beans!"

Lady Colin Campbell

Socialite Lady Colin Campbell found that the jungle brought out the worst in her when she joined the 2015 camp.

There were few campmates who did not suffer her wrath – she branded Yvette Fielding "a tart", Duncan Bannatyne "a chippy oik" and Tony Hadley "a fat slob".

It was choreographer Brian Friedman who was on the receiving end of one of her most vicious tirades as she told him: "You have verbal diarrhoea, not only do you have verbal diarrhoea, you are so full of s*** that if you ever took an enema you would disappear off the face of the earth without trace."

Gemma Collins

I'm A Celebrity: Gemma Collins
Gemma Collins was furious at the living conditions. (ITV)

The GC made one of the earliest exits ever from camp, lasting just three days in the jungle in 2014.

While Gemma Collins was certainly cross during her short time on the show, her anger was reserved mainly for its bosses rather than her campmates.

At one point, she fumed: "People who murder get treated better than this. That’s the truth. Even a murderer gets fed three times a day."

David Van Day and Nicola McLean

Few campmates have disliked each other as much as singer David Van Day and glamour model Nicola McLean, who bickered from first sight in 2008.

McLean still says he was her least favourite campmate and when she was voted out of the camp, she told her co-stars: "Watch out everyone, there’s a snake in the camp."

Shaun Ryder and Gillian McKeith

Shaun Ryder and Gillian McKeith were the first celebs to leave South Africa. (ITV/Lifted Entertainment)
Shaun Ryder and Gillian McKeith both returned for the All Stars series. (ITV/Lifted Entertainment)

Nutritionist Gillian McKeith went down in jungle history as one of the most dramatic campmates ever, thanks to what many assumed was a fake faint during a live broadcast in 2010.

McKeith appeared to faint as she was asked to take part in a live challenge, handily ruling herself out on medical grounds.

But while viewers might have found her entertaining, her campmates grew increasingly frustrated - particularly Shaun Ryder, who called her out on her behaviour and called her "a f*****g irritating woman".

He added: "You say the nasty things all the time... your tone, everything. The way you speak to everyone."

Edwina Currie and Kendra Wilkinson

Former Tory minister Edwina Currie and Playboy model Kendra Wilkinson did not get along when they were thrown together in 2014.

There was plenty of bickering between the pair, but one of the most heated arguments came when Kendra told the campmates: "You should never live your life for anyone, ever."

Currie began arguing that she was wrong and Wilkinson told her: "Shut the f*** up and get the f*** out of our conversation."

But Currie told her: "Kendra you can’t dominate me, so don’t even try."

James Haskell

James Haskell is a former England rugby player (Credit: ITV)
James Haskell found the lack of food tough. (ITV)

Rugby player James Haskell showed his anger more than once in the 2019 camp, but things boiled over during a Dingo Dollar challenge where campmates were asked to vote on the correct answer to a question.

Kate Garraway was taking a show of hands when Haskell began to lose his temper that it was taking so long.

Haskell later fumed to comedian Andrew Maxwell: “It irritates the p*** out of me because it’s that simple. Explain the question, answer the question A or B, it’s a circus of stupidity.

"I can’t do it, I’m too intelligent and too switched on, just put your hands right up, let someone count them, right the majority win, shut up and lets move on."

Chloe Madeley, who has recently split from Haskell, claimed at the time that he was hangry because of the tiny food rations.

Boy George and Matt Hancock

I'm A Celebrity welcomed an eclectic mix of campmates when it returned to the jungle in 2022, with Matt Hancock a difficult choice to live alongside for many of them.

Boy George did not hold back in telling the former health secretary exactly what he thought of him, saying: "I have been hating on you, I have to be honest. I sometimes feel like you don’t say what you mean and you’re not particularly direct.”

"I’m trying to separate you as a human being and you as a politician and I’m struggling with it. We don’t share the same politics. I am struggling a little bit with you. That’s not your problem, that’s my problem. I apologise because I was really slagging you off a minute ago."

Hancock also had awkward encounters with Charlene White and Chris Moyles, although none of his conversations were quite as explosive as viewers might have expected.

I'm A Celebrity returns to ITV on 19 November