I’m a Celebrity host Julia Morris says she’ll be ‘very cross’ if Channel Ten haven’t approached Pete Evans to enter the jungle – after fans threatened to boycott the show if the controversial chef is cast
Pete Evans has been tipped ‘to star on the next season of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Australia’.
And on Friday, host Julia Morris said she’ll be ‘very cross’ if Ten haven’t approached the controversial chef to appear on the show.
‘Surely at a minimum there’s been a conversation,’ she said on Nova FM’s Fitzy and Wippa.
Rumours: I’m a Celebrity host Julia Morris (pictured) said she’ll be ‘very cross’ if Channel Ten haven’t approached controversial chef Pete Evans to enter the jungle
‘I mean I personally have approached the man on many occasions but vegan desert is not really for me,’ she joked.
Julia went on to say she’d enjoying watching him enter the jungle and ‘if they haven’t approached him I’m going to be very cross’.
She said: ‘I saw the rumours to in the paper and I said please let that be true because that might actually make my year!’
Radio host Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald agreed: ‘He is fascinating to watch because he’s so out there!’
‘Please let the rumours be true!’ Julia said she’d enjoying watching Evans (pictured) and ‘if they haven’t approached him I’m going to be very cross’
Earlier this month, Woman’s Day reported that Evans was on Channel 10’s wish list of star campers, alongside Instagram sensation Tammy Hembrow and former actress Bec Hewitt.
Last week, I’m a Celebrity fans threatened to boycott the show amid rumours Ten was trying to get Evans to join the cast.
In a frank discussion on Facebook, several viewers said they would not be tuning into the Channel 10 reality show if the disgraced chef was involved.
‘If Pete’s on, I’m not watching,’ one disgruntled fan bluntly wrote. ‘Pete Evans? That put me off watching altogether,’ another added.
Who will join? Earlier this month, Woman’s Day reported that Evans was on Channel 10’s wish list of star campers, alongside party-loving Instagram sensation Tammy Hembrow (pictured) and former soap actress Bec Hewitt
Evans was once a respected restaurateur and spent a decade as a judge on Channel Seven’s My Kitchen Rules, alongside Manu Feildel.
But these days, he is a conspiracy theorist who spreads dangerous lies on social media about vaccinations, medicine and the coronavirus pandemic.
In response to his extreme views, Seven has cut all ties with Evans – but Network 10 is now said to be considering offering him employment in a bid to draw ratings.
Meanwhile, I’m a Celebrity returns to screens on January 3, and will be filmed in New South Wales instead of South Africa due to border closures.
‘If he’s on, I’m not watching’: Last week, fans threatened to boycott the show amid rumours that Channel 10 was trying to get Evans to join the cast