TV chef Rosemary Shrager has apologised for referring to fellow ‘I’m a Celebrity...’ star David Haye as a “monkey”.
Shrager, 61, issued an apology for her choice of words during an interview immediately following her eviction from the ITV reality show.
Shrager said: “I have to just say this live on television – David is such a hunk! I’m a middle-aged lady, and I saw him coming through the jungle, like this monkey!
“But lovely, you know, he looked so fit, and I thought, this is terrific.”
Shrager, best known as a cooking coach in the ITV reality show Ladette to Lady, said in a statement: “I’m horrified to think I might have offended anyone with my comment.
“That wasn’t my intention at all and I’m truly sorry if I have caused any offence.”
Earlier this week the show’s producers were accused of cruelty for using seven-year-old Kiki, the daughter of actress and jungle competitor Charlie Brooks, as a prize during a jungle challenge.