Rebekah Vardy again denied allegations that she bullied Iain Lee when they appeared on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! in 2017.
WAG, 40, said on Wednesday that she had ‘nothing bad to say about him,’ despite accusations from fans at the time of her TV date, 46, with other campmates, with a series of incidents during their three-week stay at camp.
But during her time in the woods, Rebekah’s behavior sparked so much backlash that fans called for her to be removed from her role as an ambassador at anti-bullying charity Young Minds UK – and told Since then Iain has repeatedly criticized his treatment of her.
Drama: During her time on I’m A Celebrity in 2017, Rebekah was accused of ‘bullying’ Iain, when she claimed he was ‘playing a game’ and called him ‘fake. ‘
It began when Iain failed to complete the Dingo Dollar challenge, collapsing in tears after struggling to overcome his fear of heights.
The rest of the camp were not convinced by Iain’s decision to withdraw from the ordeal due to his fear.
Rebekah later told the Bush Telegraph: ‘I think he’s a struggling guy, but that doesn’t excuse bad behavior and I will have zero tolerance,’ while boxer Amir Khan admitted : ‘I just thought I should give it a go.’
Hard times: It began when Iain failed to complete the Dingo Dollar challenge, in tears after struggling to overcome his fear of heights
Affection: After Iain broke down in tears and refused to complete the Dingo Dollar challenge due to his crippling fear of heights, Rebekah insisted she ‘will not tolerate’ his behaviour.
But Rebekah’s accusations against Iain that he was ‘playing a game’ on the show – after he received immunity from the first vote despite expressing a desire to leave – did sparked the majority of bullying statements from viewers.
Speaking to Iain by the fire, Rebekah claimed he was ‘playing a game’, and really wanted to win the show, commenting: ‘Look at you, you’re the secret game planner , say you won’t hang out tomorrow, you’ve got a game plan that you have. ‘
Later insisting he was ‘fake,’ she told the Bush Telegraph: ‘He was in there to win and he was playing the sympathy card and he was isolating himself from the rest of the camp. and then as soon as the camera hits him. want the limelight. ‘
Rebekah was accused of unfair treatment of Iain in the camp, along with stars Jamie Lomas, Amir Khan and Dennis Wise, and after leaving the show, she doubled down by labeling the radio host as a radio host ‘fake’.
‘You are a game player!’ But the moment that sparked the majority of the bullying claims was Rebekah accusing Iain of ‘playing a game’ on the show
She said: ‘Honestly, he’s fake, I’ve spent a lot of time with him and I’m very careful about what I want to say on VT and what I don’t want to say.
‘But now I’m out and he has a game plan and I hate people who pretend to do something they’re not.
‘He wanted to play the sympathy card, he isolated himself from the rest of the camp, then when the cameras were on, he was all about us. “
Hit back: Rebekah was accused of unfairly treating Iain in the camp, and after leaving the show she doubled down by labeling the radio presenter a ‘fake’
After leaving the camp, Rebekah learns that she has been accused of bullying Iain, and tears up at the statements aired in I’m A Celebrity: Coming Out.
She said: ‘He could cut the mood in camp in seconds. It’s a shame he feels he has to, but who knows what he’s going through, it’s hard to speculate.
When a phone call to her management team revealed that she had been accused of rallying against him, she broke down in tears in her father’s arms.
Surprised she said: ‘You know what, I’m his biggest supporter. A bully? I have never been bullied in my entire life. ‘
Tears: In scenes that aired on I’m A Celebrity: Coming Out, Rebekah shed tears when her manager revealed that she had been accused of ganging against Iain
What is that? Adding fuel to the fire, Rebekah was seen shaking hands with Amir Khan and Dennis Wise on Coming Out, as they watched Iain finish in third place.
Rebekah tried to defend herself during a conversation with Dennis, telling him: ‘I came out of the biggest storm. And you know I’m not upset about everything and you know I’m really strong but actually I cried in the car.
‘It really upsets me. Something very powerful was said about not only me. You, Jamie, Amir. That we are part of a gang. ‘
Dennis replied: ‘I’m very excited about it. The reason is because this is not the case. I would be surprised to Iain if he didn’t clarify all this. ‘
Rebekah later said in front of the camera: ‘I’m not a ringer and I’m certainly not the catalyst for whatever is going on with him in it.’
Clarification: Speaking on Good Morning Britain after she left camp, Rebekah again tried to defend herself, insisting that her words on Extra Camp were ‘out of context’
However, the WAG came under fire when fans caught her shaking hands with Dennis and Amir as Iain was voted down.
‘After witnessing the handshake between Amir Becky and dennis seriously WTF?? I’m so glad they didn’t win,’ one viewer wrote on Twitter.
Another added: ‘That handshake between Becky, Dennis and Amir when Iain came on was unnecessary and showed more than they said in the defense.’
Speaking on Good Morning Britain after she left camp, Rebekah again tried to defend herself, insisting that her words about Sub-camp were ‘out of context.’
She told Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid: ‘I was pressured to make that comment and it was a bit out of context.
‘We had some lovely conversations about our past…we actually gave him something to celebrate his bravery after a trial. A special homemade medal, it is a hard as nail medal. ‘
No! Initially upon leaving the camp, Iain denied Rebekah had bullied him, saying: ‘There was no bullying at all. Let’s quell this rumor once and for all. Bullying is a very serious thing’
However, Rebekah is tight-lipped about the celebrities she plans to keep in touch with in the camp.
‘Oh, it’s such a pressing question, I can’t pinpoint it. To be honest, there isn’t anything to the contrary. We all did a great job and maybe that’s what the public didn’t like. ‘
After Iain himself left camp, finishing third, he initially denied Rebekah had bullied him, saying: ‘No bullying happened. Let’s quell this rumor once and for all. Bullying is a very serious thing. That’s a huge word. There isn’t any bullying. ‘
However, after watching Coming Out, Iain seems to have changed his tune, and even called out Rebekah when she praised him for ‘deleting’ the accusation of bullying.
She tweeted: ‘A huge thank you to Iain Lee for addressing that and also for the funny ‘darkly delicious’ comment
‘Lots of love to all of you campers in 2017. It’s a pleasure to share a camp with all of you. See you all again xx’
But one unimpressed Iain replied: ‘I didn’t see the comments behind my back or the comments made by some of my campmates when they left. I still suggest the word bully is too strong. But.’
Really? After watching The Coming Show, Iain appeared to change his tune on Rebekah, tweeting that he was unaware of the comments made ‘behind his back’
In the years since, Iain has continued to recall Rebekah’s treatment of him in the jungle, saying he found the WAG ‘nasty’ during his time talkRADIO program in 2019.
‘I don’t get along with Rebekah [in the jungle]. I find her very dark… I get a very dark energy from her,’ he explained. ‘The first thing she said to me was ‘I think you’re the f**t**t king. ‘
Iain continued: ‘I found her completely upset. It’s no secret that she and Jamie Lomas are my favorite couple. ‘
He also claimed Rebekah had malice towards his sister and ‘summoned her’ to his room after she was booted out of the woods.
Fuming: He called Rebekah after she praised him for ‘wiping up’ the bullying allegations
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