I’m A Celebrity star Nick Knowles reportedly forked out on a holiday for his estranged wife shortly before he entered the jungle.
The DIY SOS star, 56, is said to have paid for ex Jessica Rose-Moor, son Eddie and Jessica’s new partner all to jet off to an exotic resort in the Indian Ocean.
Nick and Jessica, who are in the process of finalising their divorce, married in 2012 before splitting two years ago.
The split was soon followed by the former couple having an ugly spat that played out on social media.
Nick didn’t want his ex to deal with any unwanted attention while he is in the jungle
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Sources now claim Nick was keen for her to be away while he appeared on the ITV show so she didn’t have to deal with any unwanted attention.
A source told The Sun: “Nick and Jess are in a much better place than they were previously – the public rows have stopped and they’re staying on good terms, not least for the sake of their son.”
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They added: “But the reality is he wanted her to be away while he’s on the show.
“He knew there would be lots of interest in him and didn’t want it all flaring up again with Jess when he’s stuck in the camp.
“He’s had to dig deep to pay for the trip, but he thinks it’s worthwhile.”
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A source close to Nick – who is currently single – added that the host was happy to pay because his son was also going on the trip.
Nick and Jessica started dating in 2007 and welcomed their son in 2014, two years before they split. It was Nick’s second marriage.
After their marriage crashed and burned, Nick soon moved on with Emmerdale actress Gemma Oaten, who he was pictured looking cosy with at the TV Choice Awards in September 2016.
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But their whirlwind romance also ended in hurt when Nick brutally dumped Gemma when the pictures emerged.
She later revealed: "One Sunday morning we were lying in bed and all these texts came through about us being photographed together.
"In an instant he completely changed. It was all about him and how it was going to affect his family. It was really cruel as he said it didn’t matter for me. I felt sick."