I’M A Celebrity host Ant McPartlin looked taken aback on tonight’s show – after Adam Woodyatt called him a “bugger”.
The moment came during an emotional exchange after the EastEnders star was booted out of the TV castle with Matty Lee.
Ant, 46, asked: “We noticed at the last supper you got quite emotional and you were crying.
“You said your life’s had a massive turnaround. Would you say your time in the castle has helped you in any way?”
He replied: “A bit” before taking a long pause and adding: “I’d looked at it as…”
Soap veteran Adam, 53, then added: “Oh you got me you bugger.”
As Ant looked surprised he went on: “I’d looked at it like it was going to be a start, a new start.
“There’s a lot of stuff still going on.”
“Mentally I sorted myself out. My head was in the right place for going in there, which is why I loved it so much.”
Ian Beale star Adam, who split with his wife of 22 years Beverley last summer, is on a break from EastEnders.
Before going into the castle he raised the prospect that he made not return to the BBC soap.
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Asked if he would go back Adam said: “To be honest with you, I don’t know the answer. And it’s also not just my decision, it’s a BBC decision.
“There’s lots of factors that come into it. I’m just taking it as it comes along. There’s no plan.”
I’m a Celeb’s final will air on ITV at 9pm on Sunday night.