I’m A Celebrity – Noel Edmonds slams ‘fake news’ of Nick Knowles clash

I’m A Celebrity evictee Noel Edmonds has firmly denied reports that he clashed with Nick Knowles in an unscreened I’m A Celebrity conversation about evolution – branding the stories as “fake news”.

In an exclusive video sent to mirror.co.uk from the Palazzo Versace hotel where he is staying the TV host, 69, insisted the conversation, was light hearted and he joked that humans actually evolved from Mr Blobby.

I'm A Celebrity - Noel Edmonds slams 'fake news' of Nick Knowles clash

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Reports started when contestant Malique Thompson-Dwyer left the camp.

The Hollyoaks actor said: “They did have disputes, not argumentative more like a debate.

"They debated evolution, Nick said we have all evolved from monkeys and I don’t think Noel believes that.

"They did go head-to-head but Noel always leaves his answers open so you are left thinking ‘what?’."

I'm A Celebrity - Noel Edmonds slams 'fake news' of Nick Knowles clash

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But responding to the reports and Malique’s version of events, Noel told the Mirror: “I was winding Nick up because he has such a high opinion of his opinions. The others were cracking up and it was a joke. It’s a shame Nick couldn’t see through my mischief.”

Noel has spent the time since leaving the camp last Friday night sightseeing around the Gold Coast.