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Josie Gibson says she feels responsible for Fred Sirieix’s I’m A Celebrity exit

This Morning presenter Josie Gibson on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! (Tim Ireland/PA)
This Morning presenter Josie Gibson on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! (Tim Ireland/PA) This Morning presenter Josie Gibson on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! (Tim Ireland/PA)

Josie Gibson has said that she feels “a bit responsible” for the exit of fellow contestant Fred Sirieix on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

The This Morning presenter, 38, regularly clashed with 51-year-old maitre d’hotel Sirieix in the kitchen during the ITV1 celebrity reality show.

When First Dates star Sirieix left, after a public vote, he was hugged by all the campmates and waved goodbye.

“The thing is, I feel maybe a bit responsible,” Gibson told her fellow contestants as he departed through the wooden bridge.

Sirieix interfered with the cooking methods when she was appointed camp chef and regularly questioned the way she was making meals.

Gibson also told the Bush Telegraph: “I’ll be sad to see him go because even though we had (issues) it was a battle of the chefs. I did really like him.”

Sirieix also clashed with former Ukip leader Nigel Farage over his views on the UK leaving the European Union.

Farage admitted that he was sorry he went home, before saying Sirieix came up “with all his conspiracy theories about Brexit”.

The GB News presenter, 59, also appeared disappointed that he was not doing a Bushtucker trial, saying the other contestants were more “physically capable than I am”.

He told the Bush Telegraph: “I want to pull my weight, I want to do my bit, but I was kind of talked out of it by the team.

“What frustrates me here is that I realise that I am damaged, mostly as a result of the plane crash, and that leaves me in a weaker position in some things to the other campmates and that’s just the way it is but I try and make up for it in every other way that I can.”

Hollyoaks star Nick Pickard, JLS singer Marvin Humes and former boxer Tony Bellew all took part in the Critter Mixer trial, which involved them answering questions while being spun around.

They returned to camp having won six out of seven possible stars.

Elsewhere, Gibson and former Made In Chelsea star Sam Thompson discussed him becoming a parent in the future.

Fred Sirieix
Fred Sirieix Fred Sirieix left I’m A Celebrity after a public vote. (Ian West/PA)

Thompson, 31, said: “It’s kind of tough to explain this but a lot of people, a lot of guys who are like, ‘Mate, you need to have kids, you need to have kids’, but my circumstances are different to yours.

“My girlfriend, and I would never want to take this away from her, is doing so well. I know she doesn’t want to sort of give that up and she shouldn’t have to.

“There will come a time where we’ll both be like, ‘Yeah, now’s the time’, but I just don’t think it’s now.”

Gibson, 38, said: “I had (my son) Reg at 33 and I’m so glad I had him at that age as well because I really lived my life.

“If anything happened to me tomorrow Sam, I have had a blinder. I’ve had a real a good time. Until you feel like that, you know, hold out.”

Thompson is in a relationship with Love Island star Zara McDermott, who recently competed on Strictly Come Dancing.

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! continues on Thursday at 9pm on ITV1 and ITVX.