Former footballer and manager Dennis Wise could be the next celebrity forced to leave the jungle after bullying claims.
According to The Mirror bosses of the hugely popular ITV show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here are holding confidential talks about how to handle claims that Wise is ‘bullying’ fellow contestant Iain Lee.
The recent behaviour of Wise on the show has caused outrage among viewers as they were angered by his comments towards talkRADIO DJ Lee.
You can watch their argument here:
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A show insider told The Mirror:
Producers have been holed up in meetings debating whether to reprimand Dennis or remove him altogether.
They have a duty of care to all contestants they take very seriously.
Only last night Lee was seen as being visibly upset after he and Wise both put their names forward for the Tutankha-Doom challenge.
Wise said that he had ‘a problem’ with Lee doing it because they couldn’t risk the campmates going hungry if he failed to get the stars and win the challenge.
Wise can be seen telling Lee on the show:
Well Iain, the problem is you’ve gone a couple of times and you’ve come back with nothing, so that causes me a slight issue.
My only problem – and I’ll be honest with you, Iain – is that you’ve said ‘get me out of here’ twice and what I don’t want to do is we have no dinner and so…
Lee then interrupted adding that on one challenge he got 11 stars but this didn’t stop Wise who replied:
I get that but you’ve also said ‘get me out of here’ twice; out of the three you’ve done you failed.
If you come back with nothing everyone will be upset.
Lee then asked for his name to be withdrawn from the challenge but said that if this meant he couldn’t do any other trials for the rest of the show it would be ‘unfair’.
Later on he revealed to the cameras how Wise had made him feel saying:
I feel significantly more confident than I did the other day so I was quite happy to stand my ground a bit.
It did feel a bit humiliating having my list of failures kind of recited back to me.
Wise also told viewers why he told Lee to step down saying:
People need to eat and people are hungry. If he doesn’t like my opinion, he doesn’t like it, but I have to say what I feel.
Many fans are taking to social media to complain about his comments and urge ITV to axe him from the show:
Dennis Wise and his little clique Amir and Jamie can do one now. I'm so over their bullying Iain and bum licking each other #ImACelebrity
— Jordan ? (@J_Lovelly) December 6, 2017
Dennis Wise was not just 'giving [his] opinion', he was whipping up the others in the camp and getting them to turn on Iain. Classic bullying tactic. Hope he goes tonight. #ImACeleb
— DMac™ (@waronfacades) December 6, 2017
Dennis Wise IS NOT very wise. To try and publically humiliate someone like that, what a complete arrogant bully. "Don't cut people down"… rich coming from him who has cut Iain down for the whole show! #imaceleb #getdennisout
— Natalie Wiltshire (@Natalie91__xox) December 6, 2017
If Wise is removed he will be the second contestant that has left the jungle without being voted out by the public.
Only three days after the show started YouTuber and social media star Jack Maynard left so he could be made aware of allegations being made against him and have the opportunity to respond to the claims.
Comments unearthed on Maynard’s twitter were labelled racist and homophobic, but he was also accused of sending inappropriate messages to an underage girl.
Maynard apologised for his old tweets saying that the language he used was ‘completely unacceptable’.
He has yet to respond to the other claims.
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.