I'm A Celebrity hosts Ant and Dec have reportedly branded Pat Sharp a "hypocrite" – after he admitted faking his behaviour to secure a Bushtucker Trial.
The DJ appeared to turn nasty overnight by making Lorraine Chase cry over cuddly toy Tedward and slating Sinitta for hamming up her jungle fears — which prompted viewers to pick Pat for grim challenge Head Trip.
But according to The Sun, he admitted he had only done it so he could take on the trial instead of Sinitta — and finally win some meals for the starving camp. He thrashed Sinitta's tally of five stars on the live Bushtucker Trial by winning 11 out of 12.
But his fellow campmates turned against him after refusing to believe he had been mean on purpose.
And Ant and Dec last night put the boot into Pat saying his behaviour was as bad as Sinitta's.
Ant is reported as saying: "It is hypocritical really. They are so hungry in the camp and know Sinitta doesn't bring back many meals, so it wouldn't surprise me if they put their heads together to come up with a plan."
Dec is quoted as saying: "If he did that on purpose to get the trial, does that make him as bad as Sinitta, who he said put it all on to get voted to do the trials? Did he put Tedward through that terror just to get voted for the trial?"
Viewers saw Pat jump up with delight after getting the trial, saying: "Yes, it worked — sorry, it was my plan all along."
His pal Mark Wright defended him, saying: "I don't know if Pat's playing a game. If he is, it's only so he can take on the trial, win stars and take pressure off Sinitta. Hopefully, he might bring more stars home than her."
But when Pat yesterday told his campmates he had been mean on purpose, they did not believe him.
An insider told the paper: "The others weren't very impressed with his explanation."