Iain Lee hits out at I’m A Celeb co-star Rebekah Vardy


‘She contributed to me being f**king miserable and isolated’: Iain Lee hits out at I’m A Celeb co-star Rebekah Vardy after turning down interview request to promote WAG’s work on mental health awareness

Iain Lee has accused Rebekah Vardy of being ‘a bully, a liar and a manipulator.’

The broadcaster claimed in a Twitter rant on Tuesday that he had been contacted to take part in an interview about ‘how Rebekah Vardy is so brave for promoting mental health.’

Revealing his reasons for turning down the request, Iain reminded his followers of their time together during the 2017 series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, which saw Becky, 40, accused of bullying Iain, 48. 

Not a fan: Iain Lee has accused Rebekah Vardy of being 'a bully, a liar and a manipulator'

Not a fan: Iain Lee has accused Rebekah Vardy of being ‘a bully, a liar and a manipulator’

‘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,’ Iain tweeted.

He later shared his response to the outlet who requested the interview, which read: ‘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.’

Old foe: The broadcaster claimed in a Twitter rant on Tuesday that he had been contacted to take part in an interview about 'how Rebekah Vardy is so brave for promoting mental health'

Old foe: The broadcaster claimed in a Twitter rant on Tuesday that he had been contacted to take part in an interview about ‘how Rebekah Vardy is so brave for promoting mental health’

‘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 belittleing.’

No thanks: Revealing his reasons for turning down the request, Iain reminded his followers of the 2017 series of I'm A Celeb which saw Becky, 40, accused of bullying Iain, 48

No thanks: Revealing his reasons for turning down the request, Iain reminded his followers of the 2017 series of I’m A Celeb which saw Becky, 40, accused of bullying Iain, 48

Strong words: He later shared his response to the outlet who requested the interview, which read: 'I feel I have to explain my refusal'

Strong words: He later shared his response to the outlet who requested the interview, which read: ‘I feel I have to explain my refusal’

‘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.’

A representative for Rebekah has been contacted by MailOnline for comment. 

During the 2017 series of I’m A Celebrity, Vardy vehemently denied bullying claims and sobbed as she insisted she hadn’t targeted the broadcaster as part of a gang.

The WAG declared that she wasn’t a ‘ringleader’ – but was slammed by fans who caught her sharing a covert handshake with Amir Khan and Dennis Wise after Iain was voted out.

During footage for the Coming Out show Rebekah emerged after the third vote off and the topic of Iain Lee was the first on the agenda. Her father Carlos told her after her exit: ‘You’re right about lain, I know what you mean.’

Tense times: During the 2017 series of I'm A Celebrity, Vardy vehemently denied bullying claims and sobbed as she insisted she hadn't targeted the broadcaster as part of a gang

Tense times: During the 2017 series of I’m A Celebrity, Vardy vehemently denied bullying claims and sobbed as she insisted she hadn’t targeted the broadcaster as part of a gang 

Rebekah replied: ‘He can cut the mood in camp in seconds. It’s a shame that he feels he has to be like that, but who knows what he’s going through, it’s hard to speculate.

When a phone call to her management team revealed she’d been accused of ganging up against him, she was brought to tears in the arms of her father.

Surprised, she said: ‘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.’

Gang: The WAG declared that she wasn't a 'ringleader' - but was slammed by fans who caught her sharing a covert handshake with Amir Khan and Dennis Wise after Iain was voted out

Gang: The WAG declared that she wasn’t a ‘ringleader’ – but was slammed by fans who caught her sharing a covert handshake with Amir Khan and Dennis Wise after Iain was voted out 

Days after the show ended Iain denied he was ‘bullied’ but said he was ‘ostracised and intimidated’ by his co-stars.

The comedian, who openly struggled with his mental health issues during the show, also blamed ‘hunger’ and ‘heightened emotions’ for the rising tensions in camp.

Speaking on his talkRADIO show in 2019 about his famously strained relationship with Jamie Vardy’s wife, the broadcaster admitted he found the WAG to be ‘unpleasant’.

‘I didn’t get on with Rebekah [in the jungle]. I found her very dark… I got a very dark energy from her,’ he explained. ‘The first thing she said to me was “I thought you were an f**king t**t.”‘

Tears: When a phone call to her management team revealed she'd been accused of ganging up against him, she was brought to tears in the arms of her father

Tears: When a phone call to her management team revealed she’d been accused of ganging up against him, she was brought to tears in the arms of her father

He continued: ‘I found her thoroughly unpleasant. It’s no secret her and Jamie Lomas were my least favourite.’

He also claimed Rebekah was mean to his sister and ‘summoned her’ to her room after she was booted out of the jungle.

Rebekah recently faced off against her fellow WAG, Coleen Rooney in a court case with the verdict from Mrs Justice Steyn, who has presided over the proceedings, expected at a later date.

The two WAGs have been fighting it out in the High Court after Rebekah claimed Coleen had libeled her when claiming she was leaking personal stories about her to the press, an accusation made in a bombshell social media post by Mrs Rooney on 19 October 2019.

Tough time: The comedian, who openly struggled with his mental health issues during the show, also blamed 'hunger' and 'heightened emotions' for the rising tensions in camp

Tough time: The comedian, who openly struggled with his mental health issues during the show, also blamed ‘hunger’ and ‘heightened emotions’ for the rising tensions in camp

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