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12th Nov 2022

I’m A Celebrity camp hit with new bullying row as viewers fume over Owen Warner’s treatment

Steve Hopkins

‘At the moment it’s funny but could end up being an uncomfortable watch’

There’s 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 the nation with his innocence and naivety. He’s even been compared to loveable a golden retriever.

The concerns come as Charlene White’s family spoke out after Boy George suggested the Loose Women presenter was “bossy” and “controlling” during an episode that aired earlier this week.

The ITV News presenter’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 who has been stirring things up in the camp.

Former Radio One DJ Chris Moyles has been enjoying a few jokes at Owen’s expense, thanks to the soap star’s lack of celebrity knowledge.

The actor, who plays Romeo Nightingale in the Channel 4 soap, amused I’m A Celeb viewers after failing to recognise Coronation Street star Sue Cleaver in the jungle and having no clue who Boy George was.

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

Owen took the Radio X presenter at his word – something that upset many viewers.

“Chris Moyles is a f***in bully to Owen. Someone needs to stop him being an a***hole,” one angry wrote on Twitter after the moment aired.

Another mused: “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 he’s doing to Owen,” a third viewer wrote.

Chris has been no stranger to controversy over the years and has previously been accused of bullying Nicola Roberts.

In 2008, the Girls Aloud singer told the then Radio One presenter to “shut the f*** up” after years of being the butt of many of the I’m A Celebrity star’s jokes.

Chris first spoke took aim at the Sound of the Underground singer in 2002 when Nicola was a teenager – claiming he fancied all the members of Girls Aloud “apart from the ginger one”. He went on to also refer to the star as “horsey chops” and a “sour-faced old cow” over the years.

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