I’m A Celebrity’s Nick Knowles slammed over ‘sexist’ remark

Nick Knowles found himself in hot water tonight as I’m A Celebrity viewers branded a remark he made "sexist".

This comes after the DIY SOS star, 56, was praised for a number of seemingly selfless acts, including giving his pillow to Anne and volunteering to be the one not to go to the feast.

Viewers were left enraged when Rita sparked a heated discussion when John made rice for lunch as she insisted that four portions was not enough.

John was taken aback and went to the Bush Telegraph to vent.

I'm A Celebrity's Nick Knowles slammed over 'sexist' remark

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Nick shocked viewers by saying the girls would be "a bit jumpier" because it was their "time of the month".

Later Nick told John: "Remember the girls are going to be a bit jumpier because of what time of the month they told us it is. We’re going to have that for a couple of days with the girls. "

Fans of the show were left fuming by the comment, branding it "sexist".

One tweeted: "Wow Nick just went there about Rita being on her period, knew he was an a**hole all along ‍♀️ #ImACeleb."

Another commented: "nick knowles throwing all that period shade nah mate i won’t have that #imaceleb."

A third remarked: "OH NO NICK DID NOT JUST SAY THAT #ImACeleb."

Later, a pair of knickers that had been drying dropped on the floor and were spotted by Nick.

However he said that he didn’t feel comfortable handling them and asked John to hang them on the line.

I'm A Celebrity's Nick Knowles slammed over 'sexist' remark

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I'm A Celebrity's Nick Knowles slammed over 'sexist' remark

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But a confused John replied: "Why do you feel uncomfortable? It’s just an item of clothing, it’s not inappropriate. It’s fine to hang a pair of women’s knickers on the washing line."

Emily piped up by saying that she appreciated Nick’s old fashioned chivalry.

"I understand how a man would feel awkward picking up a young woman’s knickers he hasn’t known for very long," she said.

I'm A Celebrity's Nick Knowles slammed over 'sexist' remark

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But John pointed out: "Then why is it ok for me a gay man to pick it up but it’s not ok for a straight man? It’s just a piece of clothing!"

He added: "Touching a pair of knickers doesn’t mean you want to have sex with them, there are no sexual connotations at all, she might have a problem with me picking up her knickers but I don’t have a problem with it, I do laundry, it’s no big deal!"

While some labelled his actions ‘chivalrous’, others were convinced he was playing a game.

What do you think?

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