In his book How to Be a Rock Star Shaun Ryder discussed his time on I’m A Celeb and said ‘it was only Gillian McKeith who was a bit of a d**k’, adding ‘she just had no manners’
Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder had a tumultuous relationship with celebrity nutritionist Gillian McKeith during his stint on I’m A Celeb in 2010 – and in his latest autobiography he has branded her “a bit of a d**k”.
In his book How to Be a Rock Star Shaun goes into detail about his stint on the show he finished second on.
As he discussed his co-stars, he said “it was only Gillian McKeith who was a bit of a d**k”, adding “she just had no manners”.
Discussing how Gillian rubbed him up the wrong way, he wrote: “I probably got on best with Nigel Havers when I was in there, and Dom Joly, who had been a Mondays fan and was telling me about watching us on Top of the Pops when he was at uni.
“Lembit Öpik was all right, and Jenny Eclair and Stacey Solomon were great.
“It was only Gillian McKeith who was a bit of a d**k. She just had no manners,” the rock star explained.
On the show, the pair had a blazing row as they were in freezing cold water together.
Shaun raged: “You’re a f****** irritating woman.”
Gillian hit back: “You say the nasty things all the time… your tone, everything. The way you speak to everyone.”
Shaun admitted to his campmates the language he used towards Gillian had been “horrible” after the row.
He continued: “‘She’s just rude and she’s said some rude things to the girls.
“It’s all right for her to say things, put people down or talk to them like s**t, which she does.”
Shaun also discussed on the show how he thought Gillian had some redeeming qualities, as he joked about how he would murder her if they were married.
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Shaun said: “The thing about Gillian that redeems her is that she has a sense of humour.
“If Gillian was my wife, she would be in pieces in a plastic bag, deep in a hole in the back garden.”
After Gillian was voted out of the show, she told I’m a Celeb presenters Ant and Dec the pair had a “love-hate” relationship.
She said: “Sometimes we would get on good but other times I was just frightened.”
Prior to his appearance in the jungle, the musician had declined several chances to appear on TV shows.
But he admitted the “timing just felt right” when he was asked to go on the programme.