Jimmy Bullard has become the first celebrity to be voted out of the I'm A Celebrity… camp. The former footballer, who had once been one of the favourites to win, became the first evictee on Monday night's show while Melanie Sykes, Carl Fogarty and Tinchy Stryder were saved. At the start Jimmy had 3/1 odds on to win according to PaddyPower, however he quickly became unpopular following an expletive filled argument with fellow campmate Jake Quickenden.
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Jimmy Bullard was the first campmate to leave the I'm A Celebrity... jungle
Jimmy and Jake had argued over whether they earned their place in the jungle, with Jimmy telling former X Factor contestant Jake that he had no right to be on the show. Fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment over the argument, with many accusing him of being a bully. One wrote: "Disappointed in Jimmy Bullard – he came across as a bully last night. I don't like bullies."
Jimmy Bullard was accused of being a bully after he argued with Jake Quickenden
Talking about the row on Good Morning Britain, Jimmy admitted: "I seen that back, it was totally tongue-in-cheek, the way that came across on TV was totally not how it was in camp. "But saying that, I can be a bit of a nightmare. The best one to ask is Jake about this. We're great friends, we're going to be for a long time – it was total banter. "He give as good as he took, as well. I can see how it come across. In our little bubble it was a given, but it come across harsh in reality for the punters to watch, one hundred per cent." Despite the argument, Jimmy said he hadn't got a clue why he was the first celebrity to be voted out of the jungle. "I've seen some clips, how it can portray and how different you seem in the show. But when you're there 24/7 it is so different." The 36-year-old also said that he had no regrets about signing up for the show. "What an experience, so glad I came and done this. It was mad – a great bunch I was in with. That's what you wish for, and to be fair they were a mad bunch. I loved everything about it."