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29th Nov 2019

I’m A Celeb: 32 Ofcom complaints made over Ian Wright’s behaviour towards Andrew Maxwell

The complaints were made against Wednesday night's episode.

Alan Loughnane

The pair have clashed on more than one occasion.

Britain’s television watchdog Ofcom has said it received complaints about Ian Wright’s behaviour towards Andrew Maxwell on an episode of I’m A Celeb.

Ofcom told Mail Online they have received 32 complaints about “perceived bullying towards Andrew” during Wednesday night’s episode.

Roles were switched up as Caitlyn Jenner became the new leader of the camp and producers promised contestants they’d get a reward if they didn’t revert back to doing their previous chores.

But somehow, it led to a clash between campmates Ian Wright and Andrew Maxwell which lead to Wright shouting at the Dubliner, causing Maxwell to retreat from camp and question whether Wright would speak to others the same way.

Tension between the two had been brewing for days, but came to a head in Wednesday’s show when they clashed over beans. Yes, beans.

Wright and Kate Garraway took over cooking from Myles Stephenson in the camp. When they’d finished cooking, Wright asked Stephenson to taste the beans to see if they were cooked.

Garraway initially stopped this and said:

“No because we’ll be punished.”

Maxwell added:

“Maybe err on the side of caution.”

Wright responded by saying:

“What, he can’t taste it? What are you talking about? Jacqueline just tasted it.”

Maxwell replied:

“Yeah but she wasn’t the cook before.”

In the Bush Telegraph, Kate commented on Wright’s behaviour:

“We’ve been in here a while now and we’re living in close quarters and everyone has very different personalities and people deal with what they’re going through in very different ways and we’ve had a few flare-ups.”

Later in the episode, Maxwell served himself food, rather than letting the food be served to him like the camp rules stipulated.

Wright complained about Maxwell in the Bush Telegraph saying:

“I’ve had enough, it’s the hypocrisy of it. That just winds me up.”

The entire exchange made for uncomfortable viewing for people at home.