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TV chef Rosemary Shrager apologises after David Haye racist slur on ‘I’m a Celebrity’

Rosemary Shrager. Picture: PA

Rosemary Shrager. Picture: PA

  • by PETER SIMPSON
 

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.

 
 
 

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