Joe Bugner's 'Celebrity' Fix Claim
Joe Bugner claims his eviction from 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' was fixed because show chiefs are desperate for a romance between Stuart Manning and Sabrina Washington.
Joe Bugner claims his eviction from 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' was fixed.
The former boxer - who has problems with his eyesight - claims the Jungle Jail task which led to his removal from the camp was deliberately set up in order to keep his rival Stuart Manning in the show, as producers hope the actor will start a romance with camp mate Sabrina Washington.
Joe raged: "I was removed by task rather than public vote.
"I'm convinced it was a fix. In fact, I know it. Do I think they wanted to keep Stuart in because of his lovey-dovey friendship with Sabrina? Well of course I do. It's obvious. It was rigged - absolutely."
Joe believes that Stuart, 30, and ex-Misteeq singer Sabrina - the only two contestants who are said to be single on the show - are attracted to one another and he urged the former 'Hollyoaks' star to forget about the cameras and make a move.
Joe added: "There is definitely something in the air.
"All they have to do is come out and say they like each other. The reason there has been no romance on the set is because there is no place you can hide.
"My advice to Stuart is this; don't be a coward. If you are going to move on a girl, then move."
Show chiefs have denied Joe's allegations of a "fix".
A spokesperson told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "I can categorically tell you that Joe's eviction was not rigged."
It was claimed at the weekend that Stuart already has a secret girlfriend back in England. A relative of horse enthusiast Coral Keen, 22, claimed they have been dating for a while, and that she was sure he would be faithful to her during his jungle stint.