Phillip Schofield defends I'm a Celeb's Dennis Wise

Megan Davies
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From Digital Spy

Last night's trip to the Australian jungle for I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! prompted yet more bullying claims as footballer Dennis Wise clashed with radio presenter Iain Lee.

This time around an argument broke out after Iain put himself forward to do that day's Bushtucker Trial, only to have Dennis nip that idea in the bud pretty quickly, pointing out that Iain had dropped out of two tasks before.

The argument escalated, so of course it was one of the items up for debate by This Morning hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield today (December 7) – and it looks like Dennis at least has a supporter in Phillip.

Or, he would have done if Dennis hadn't turned the whole thing into such a big deal.

"The trouble is I thought Dennis had a point, but he just wouldn't let it go," Phillip said. "It's like, you've made your point, now stop.

"He didn't execute it well, I think was the problem," former Queen of the Jungle Vicky Pattison added. "And that's the worst thing, I totally agree with you.

"I'm conflicted because I love Dennis, I think he's been brilliant all the way through, and I actually really saw his point. However, he should have just dropped it."

So, a bit of a mixed reaction on the Dennis vs Iain front in the This Morning studio, and it's something that's happening across the board as hosts Ant and Dec opened the question up to viewers during last night's show too.

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Posting on Twitter, the hosts invited their followers to take part in a poll to declare whose side they were on in the whole debate, Dennis or Iain's – and the results were split pretty much down the middle, with slightly more viewers (55% to be precise) siding with Iain.

Earlier this week, jungle evictee Rebekah Vardy also had her say on bullying claims, commenting that there were no issues and no divides in camp; while Vicky Pattison added on This Morning why she thinks it is that these arguments keep happening.

"You've got nothing else to occupy your time," she said. "Your whole life becomes this bubble, and what is important is food and who you're friends with, and unfortunately Iain's just got the wrong sort of end of that."

Luckily, the camp haven't decided to take Iain out of the running for all the Bushtucker Trials from here on out, and he'll be hoping to earn a couple of meals for his campmates as he takes on tonight's trial with Coronation Street star Jennie McAlpine.

Here's hoping they absolutely smash it.

I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! continues tonight (December 7) at 9pm on ITV, with Extra Camp following right after on ITV2.

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