Dom Joly criticises selfish Gillian McKeith
- Bang Showbiz
- 9 December 2010
Dom Joly has blasted his 'I'm A Celebrity..;. Get Me Out Of Here!' campmate Gillian McKeith's ''selfishness'' but is thrilled for winner Stacey Solomon
Dom Joly thinks Gillian McKeith "behaved very selfishly" on 'I'm a Celebrity. Get me out of Here!'.
The comedian - who arrived in camp four days after the rest of the contestants - is not surprised the public continued to vote for the TV nutritionist to take part in trials because of her attention-seeking antics on the show.
He said: "Everybody was quite open and friendly, and I was quickly filled in about the 'Gillian situation'.
"It turned out that Dr. Gillian McKeith - a woman famous for analysing people's stools on television and not being a doctor- was afraid of everything.
"The public had smelt fear and, like a bloodthirsty crowd at the Coliseum, was baying for blood.
"Gillian didn't help herself. She had a medical excuse for everything and behaved very selfishly around the camp. My favourite fact about her was that her husband had been unable to join her poor children in Australia. because he had a phobia of flying."
Despite not getting along with Gillian, Dom bonded with his other campmates and was delighted former 'X Factor' finalist Stacey Solomon was crowned Queen of the Jungle as he had tipped her to win from the moment he joined the show.
He told The Independent newspaper: "The first person I saw when I entered it was Gillian McKeith, who stared at me with sullen, hostile eyes. Others were more friendly - I recognised Stacy Solomon, the sweet girl from 'The X Factor', and adored her straight away. She was very welcoming and made me feel at home.
"As usual, the public got it right. From the moment I met her I was sure Stacey Solomon was the winner. She was truly a freak of nature - a lovely, funny, gifted person who managed to dissolve all my inner cynicism within seconds."