Iain Lee has hit back at Rebekah Vardy after she denied bullying him on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here in 2017.
Rebekah had addressed his previous claims that she was a ‘bully, liar and manipulator’ to him when she they took part in the show together, in a tell-all interview after losing her ‘Wagatha Christie’ trial with Coleen Rooney.
Asked if she was a bully to Iain, Rebekah told The Sun: ‘Edited TV looks a certain way. I don’t have anything bad to say about him.’
Iain took to Twitter to hit back at Rebekah’s reply, tweeting: ‘So @RebekahVardy claiming she didn’t bully me because “edited TV looks a certain way”.
‘They can only edit what you do and say. You don’t get to say if I was bullied. You made my time in the jungle miserable.
‘Don’t start using me as part of your rehabilitation.’
Iain added: ‘The bully doesn’t get to say whether it was bullying or not.’
The broadcaster, 49, has previously been open about how he feels about Rebekah, 40, claiming she made him feel ‘miserable and isolated’ while on the show.
He tweeted in June: ‘Just had an interview request to talk about how Rebekah Vardy is so brave for promoting mental health…
‘She contributed to me being f**king miserable and isolated in the jungle… so, that’s a pass from me.’
He then shared his reply to the request, in which he wrote: ‘I feel I have to explain my refusal. I don’t know if you saw any of I’m A Celebrity when I was in there.
‘Vardy was a bully, a liar and a manipulator. She was part of a team that targeted me and made much of my time in there miserable.’
Iain added: ‘Her first comment to me was “I think you’re a bit of a t**t”. She encouraged people not to talk to and left me isolated (apart from two camp mates who were not taken in by her).
‘When she came out of the camp she told lies about me. She bullied my sister who was staying in Australia and told her “in my world, men don’t cry”.
‘Part of me hopes your email is a ruse to get an interview from me which I think is about her bravery and they you skewer to make it about her bullying and belittling.
‘I hope the latter is correct because if you are trying to show her as a mental health ambassador, I’m afraid you couldn’t be further from the truth.’
The Wag had been slammed by viewers after she appeared to share a secret handshake with fellow contestants Amir Khan and Dennis Wise after Iain was voted off the show.
She vehemently denied claims of bullying on the show at the time, sobbing as she insisted she wasn’t a ‘ringleader’ and hadn’t targeted the broadcaster as part of a gang.
Rebekah said at the time: ‘You know what, I was the one that was being the most supportive of him. A bully? I’ve never been a bully in my whole entire life.’