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12th Nov 2022

Treatment of contestant on I’m a Celebrity sparks new bullying concerns

Steve Hopkins

“At the moment it’s funny but could end up being an uncomfortable watch.”

There are new bullying fears surrounding this year’s I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!

Fans of the ITV show are concerned over how Hollyoaks star Owen Warner is being treated by one of his celebrity campmates in the Australian jungle, as the 23-year-old wins over viewers with his innocence and naivety.

This follows Charlene White’s family speaking out after Boy George suggested the Loose Women presenter was “bossy” and “controlling” during an episode that aired earlier this week.

Charlene’s sister Carina White told the Mirror: “Charlene is not a ‘contradiction,’ her maternal actions aren’t ‘bossy’ – they’re instinctive and proactive.

“They hold off her restlessness and boredom.”

But it isn’t just 61-year-old Boy George causing a stir in the camp.

Former Radio One DJ Chris Moyles has been seen enjoying some jokes at Owen’s expense.

This is thanks to the soap star’s lack of celebrity knowledge.

The actor has entertained I’m A Celeb viewers by failing to recognise Coronation Street star Sue Cleaver in the jungle and having no clue who Boy George is.

On Thursday’s update from the jungle, viewers watched as 48-year-old Chris tricked Owen into believing he is a three-times British champion dancer.

Owen took the Radio X presenter at his word, which upset some viewers.

“Chris Moyles is a f***in’ bully to Owen. Someone needs to stop him being an a***hole,” one angry audience member wrote on Twitter.

Another said: “Hope Chris Moyles doesn’t keep leading him on though. At the moment it’s funny but could end up being an uncomfortable watch especially if the other campmates find it hysterical at Owen’s expense. It might be Chris’ downfall.”

“Chris Moyles boils my blood. Cannot stand that man, especially what heโ€™s doing to Owen,” a third viewer wrote.

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