Chris Moyles' digs about Ant to be 'edited out' of I'm A Celeb
Comments made by I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! star Chris Moyles are reportedly going to be removed by the show's bosses in the final edit. According to the Mirror, the radio DJ is said to have made a number of witty remarks while in the jungle regarding host Ant McPartlin's controversial past - including his battles with alcoholism.
While producing final edits of each episode, producers have reportedly needed to spend a long time going through all the footage from camp for any comments made. Speaking to The Sun, a source said: "Everyone knows Chris' humour can be a bit close to the mark and it's been no different in camp.
"But there have been some p***take remarks to Ant that have become a problem. Like when Ant and Dec pulled up in the speedboat in the first episode, Chris joked he was surprised they let Ant in anything so fast because he’s known to crash stuff."
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The source also said Chris commented on a "big bottle" on the set of the show, suggesting it was similar in size to the bottles of vodka that Ant may have at home. They added: "Chris is friends with the lads and it's coming from a place of banter but that obviously doesn't help in the edit."
In 2018, Ant was fined £86,000 and banned from driving for 20 months after pleading guilty to drink-driving. He is said to have been double the legal alcohol limit when he was arrested for a car crash that involved three cars.
It was also said that he had been driving back from a dog walk with his mum when he went into the wrong lane while going round a bend. He then crashed into a family sitting in a Mini, and going on to hit a BMW.
Since the incident, he has gone sober and has had a tattoo of Alcoholics Anonymous inked on his left wrist. At the time of the crash, he said: "I let a lot of people down, and for that, I am truly sorry. I'd like to apologise to everybody involved in the crash and I am just thankful that nobody was seriously hurt in this."
The Mirror has approached ITV for comment.
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