Grant Denyer and Dipper caught in heated exchange
Tension has flared up between Grant Denyer and Dipper on I’m A Celeb.
The two celebs had a tense confrontation in a scene that showed Dipper threatening Denyer after he fell asleep while cooking rice and beans for the campmates' lunch.
Dipper did his best to salvage the food, but his fellow stars were less than impressed.
“Oh my god, this is bad,” Paulini said.
“I’ll eat anything, but I won’t eat that,” Ash Williams said.
“That was the worst rice I’ve ever tasted.”
“Honestly, I cannot believe how bad two ingredients taste,” Abbie Chatfield said.
An annoyed Denyer had a dig at Dipper, saying: “Hey Dip, that food’s no good, man. Not a good start, mate. We can’t afford to miss a meal. I think if we’re on cooking duties we need to be up and awake.”
Dipper did not say a word to Denyer, and simply turned his back and walked away.
Travis Varcoe later informed Dipper: “The guys are a little bit upset about the rice.”
The former AFL legend was angry that people were talking behind his back, and he later stood up in front of the group to clear the air.
“Has anybody else got something to say to anybody here?” Dipper said.
“Let’s get it all out. Anybody? If you’ve got something to say, speak up.”
Denyer assumed the comment was aimed at him and replied: “Hey Dip, are you angry at me for saying something about lunch?”
“You did say something … I thought that was a little bit personal,” Dipper said.
“At the end of the day, I’ll take responsibility.”
“I didn’t mean to hurt your feelings or anything,” Denyer said.
“None of us want to lose an entire meal, that’s all.”
Dipper didn’t take the comment very well, responding: “No, but say it one more time (and) I’ll come and see you over there.”
“Are you serious?” Denyer said.
“Let’s just leave it at that, all right, Grant Denyer,” Dipper told him.
The tense stand-off is one of the few scenes of conflict viewers have seen this season.
Network Ten’s head of entertainment and factual programs Stephen Tate told news.com.au this year’s cast was the closest he’d ever seen.
“There’s probably less conflict on this series but I think that’s probably a good thing given the current environment,” he said.
“We kind of noticed it after the first week or so that the cast had gelled in a way that perhaps that other casts didn’t quite do or took longer to do.”
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