Holly Willoughby and Noel Edmonds secret feud EXPLODED behind the scenes on I’m A Celebrity

A secret feud between Holly Willoughby and Noel Edmonds has been simmering behind the scenes of I’m A Celebrity.

Crew members have been shocked at the tension between the pair – which was heavily hinted at after Noel was booted out of the jungle. The telly star gave Declan Donnelly a huge hug while he just briefly greeted co-host Holly.

The frosty atmosphere behind the scenes is not said to be unprofessional but sources say it is no secret Holly feels "patronised" by Noel – a sentiment which dates back to their uncomfortable 2016 This Morning interview.

Pals said Holly may seem polished and professional to Noel on the surface but "if you know her you will know she isn’t keen" on Noel, who she apparently branded "callous" behind the scenes.

Holly Willoughby and Noel Edmonds secret feud EXPLODED behind the scenes on I'm A Celebrity

There was not such a big hug for Holly
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A source told The Sun on Sunday: “Holly and Noel do not like each other and their bad blood goes right back to the This Morning interview.

“Holly was angry with Noel at the time and thought he was callous. She finds him patronising and feels uncomfortable around him. It’s no secret she didn’t seem to like him and he didn’t seem to like her.

"There’s no suggestion either of them was unprofessional — they just don’t get on.”

Holly Willoughby and Noel Edmonds secret feud EXPLODED behind the scenes on I'm A Celebrity

Noel Edmonds arrives at the Versace hotel after leaving the jungle
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Holly Willoughby and Noel Edmonds secret feud EXPLODED behind the scenes on I'm A Celebrity

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Appearing on This Morning in 2016, he told Holly and co-host Phillip Schofield that ‘positive energy’ helped him beat prostate cancer.

To which Holly questioned whether he would ask a child cancer sufferer if their illness had been caused by ‘negative energy’.

Holly Willoughby and Noel Edmonds secret feud EXPLODED behind the scenes on I'm A Celebrity

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Phillip called Noel ‘insensitive’ for tweeting a cancer patient and asking if their "ill-health was a result of their negative attitude."

And he couldn’t hide his mirth over a yoga mat Noel brought in, which he claimed also got rid of the disease.

“The problem is Noel: This is all surrounding a machine that costs £2,300," he sniped.

Holly Willoughby and Noel Edmonds secret feud EXPLODED behind the scenes on I'm A Celebrity

Their feud dates back to this chat
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“Obviously people are going to get a little bit sceptical when you’re banging on about this £2,300 box – and you know the people who make it!”

Noel accused the hosts of ‘stitching him up’ and later branded them "aggressive, disrespectful and dishonest."

An I’m A Celebrity source tol The Sun: “Holly is an incredibly compassionate and loving person and that’s partly why she was — and is — so upset with the message Noel was putting out, which seemed callous.”

A rep for Noel added that he had the greatest respect for Holly.

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