I’m A Celebrity: Dec’s cheeky swipe at Simon Cowell after X Factor boss slammed Fleur East

Declan Donnelly enjoyed a cheeky swipe at Simon Cowell after The X Factor’s harsh dig at Fleur East yesterday.

Last night during the first part of the ITV show’s live final, Simon told his act that he didn’t want to see her on I’m A Celebrity in two years’ time.

In turn, Dec appeared to have a dig at Simon as Fleur took part in today’s bush tucker trial, which saw her wack a pinata above her head.

The presenter called out to Fleur jokingly: "Imagine it’s Simon Cowell’s head!"

This comes after Simon made a brutal dig at former X Factor finalist Fleur during the final tonight.

I'm A Celebrity: Dec's cheeky swipe at Simon Cowell after X Factor boss slammed Fleur East

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After his act Scarlett Lee performed on stage tonight, Simon said that he didn’t want to see her on the rival ITV show "eating grubs" in two years’ time. Which is exactly what Fleur has been doing… awkward.

Viewers flocked to Twitter to voice their shock at the harsh dig.

"The truth is Simon doesn’t know how to look after artists they all get dropped or leave, his label is a joke," one wrote.

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I'm A Celebrity: Dec's cheeky swipe at Simon Cowell after X Factor boss slammed Fleur East

The former X Factor contestant has proved popular in the Jungle
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I'm A Celebrity: Dec's cheeky swipe at Simon Cowell after X Factor boss slammed Fleur East

Fluer’s fans are furious at Cowell’s I’m A Celeb dig

"Simon Cowell is an absolute a*****e taking that swipe at Fleur. It’s a dig at himself because his s**t label didn’t know what to do with her cause she wasn’t singing covers at Mother’s Day or Christmas!" another put on twitter.

"So I’m reading Simon Cowell had a dig at Fleur East for being on ImACeleb She’s getting a lot more views than you though! Pipe down on your outdated show," one Fleur fan posted.

"That was a bit bitchy, Mr Cowell!" said an unimpressed viewer.

I'm A Celebrity: Dec's cheeky swipe at Simon Cowell after X Factor boss slammed Fleur East

Simon has been called "vile" for his pop at the singer
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I'm A Celebrity: Dec's cheeky swipe at Simon Cowell after X Factor boss slammed Fleur East

Fleur fans have been quick to respond to Simon’s comments
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"Vile little dig at Fleur East there by Simon, no need for it at all!" said another.

That wasn’t all. "Maybe if syco supported their artists more, FleurEast had a top 5 single and never got to release a second single? Simon Cowell bigs people up then doesn’t give them the budget to succeed" one viewer vented.

But Simon did have some support online.

"All these saddos taunting Simon for his Fleur comment…if it wasn’t for Simon Cowell Fleur wouldn’t have a career!!" one wrote.

*The X Factors returns tomorrow at 7.30pm on ITV

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