Was it un­wise to tell fel­low star he had failed group?


The Chronicle - - News - By SO­PHIE DOUGHTY Re­porter so­[email protected]­me­dia.co.uk @So­phie_Doughty

Peo­ple need to eat. If he doesn’t like my opin­ion, he doesn’t like it, but I have to say what I feel Den­nis Wise

FOR­MER New­cas­tle United di­rec­tor Den­nis Wise has sparked a ‘bul­ly­ing’ row on I’m a Celebrity af­ter an ar­gu­ment with tele­vi­sion pre­sen­ter Iain Lee.

Some view­ers are call­ing for the ex­foot­baller to be kicked out of the Jun­gle fol­low­ing the row, which left the host “hu­mil­i­ated”.

The ar­gu­ment broke out when camp­mates were de­cid­ing who should take on the day’s Bush­tucker trial.

Af­ter Lee vol­un­teered, Wise said he had a “prob­lem” with him tak­ing on the lat­est Bush­tucker trial, and an “is­sue” with his par­tic­i­pa­tion af­ter his pre­vi­ous fail­ures.

He said: “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 in­ter­rupted and said: “Ok but I also got 11 stars on one.”

Wise said: “I get that but you’ve also said ‘Get me out of here’ twice. Out of the three you’ve done you failed…”

Cor­rect­ing him, Lee said: “No, I failed one of them, the other was a chal­lenge.”

“If you come back with noth­ing ev­ery­one will be up­set,” said Wise.

“I get it, you don’t want me to do it, I with­draw my of­fer. Does that mean I can do no tri­als for the rest of the run, then? Is that what you’re say­ing, be­cause that feels a lit­tle bit un­fair,” said Lee.

Wise said: “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.”

Lee said “Well I won’t do any more tri­als then, but it just feels a bit….”.

Re­fus­ing to let Lee con­tinue, Wise snapped: “Iain, Iain, you don’t need to be all like that.” Re­veal­ing how the sit­u­a­tion re­ally made him feel in the Bush Tele­graph, Lee said “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 said in the Tele­graph: “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.” The pair were still ar­gu­ing un­til Stan­ley John­son in­ter­rupted them, with Lee rul­ing him­self out and Wise ac­cus­ing him of be­ing “stroppy”. “Noth­ing against you, Iain,” con­tin­ued Wise. Lee replied: “Thanks, none taken.” Con­tin­u­ing to ar­gue, Wise said: “It’s just I’m al­lowed to say my piece like ev­ery­one else”. For­mer Wim­ble­don and Chelsea mid­fielder Wise was not pop­u­lar with the Toon Army dur­ing his stint at St James’ Park. Af­ter re­tir­ing from play­ing, Wise served as ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of foot­ball at New­cas­tle United be­tween 2008 and 2009. The Lon­doner claimed he was un­pop­u­lar with United fans as he hails from south of Wat­ford Gap. In 2010, Wise told Foot­ball Fo­cus he thought he was un­fairly blamed for a lot of mishaps which he says he had noth­ing to do with.

Den­nis Wise didn’t mince his words on I’m a Celebrity...

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