I'm a Celebrity 2023 spoilers follow.
Fred Sirieix has fallen out with Nella Rose in I'm a Celebrity.
The two were at odds in Tuesday's (November 21) episode, only a few days after they both entered the jungle over the weekend.
Their dispute involved a seemingly off-hand comment Fred made to Nella yesterday about how he could be her father since he's twice as old as she is.
At the beginning of the latest instalment, Nella admitted in the Bush Telegraph that something about the comment didn't sit right with her.
"Last night after dinner, Fred made a comment about him basically how he could be my dad," she said. "I took offence to that because one of the first conversations we had together was me opening up about the fact that my dad's passed away.”
She continued: "I didn't say anything about it last night because I was kind of just annoyed about it. So I slept on it and I kind of thought about it, and I was just like, this is not the kind of person I want to be around."
Back in camp, Fred repeatedly called out for Nella to encourage her to eat, but she ignored him. When Fred approached her to see what he'd done wrong, Nella explained he'd offended her.
She told him: "You know that my mum's dead, and you know that my dad's dead. You know that, right? I've come to find out that every time I wanna get creative around the fire, or I want to have something my way, my own food that I am entitled to, my way, you tend to get an attitude, right?
"So yesterday, when I wanted to burn fat that you were going to throw away anyways — it's not even something that we needed to survive in camp — you turned around to me, with an attitude and said: 'You know I could be your dad, right?' To me, I don't care how you said it to me, it's disrespectful, and I don't want to talk to you. I don't want to be around you. I only allow people to disrespect me once."
"You hurt my feelings. I was very upset," Nella continued. "You keep trying to speak to me when I don't want to speak to you. I would rather stay away from you. I don't want to eat your food, I don't want to talk to you. We can just live — you live on that side, I live on this side."
Fred immediately apologised for the insensitive remark, saying: "I am so sorry. Can I just say? First of all, I am sorry I've offended you. I am unaware that you felt offended. I am unaware that what I said would lead to this conversation, I only said that in a way because I am older than you. I am 51, and you're 26."
His apology didn't seem to smooth things over, as Nella warned him she wouldn't accept being treated like "a little girl" in camp.
"Either I made a mistake and I said something and I offended you. I'm really sorry. I'm really sorry you feel like this," Fred replied.
Nella explained that for the betterment of camp, it would be best for them to stay away from one another from here on out.
"If I made a faux pas, unwillingly, unconsciously, I am very sorry. But this was all it was. That's all it was. If you want to take it to the nth degree and not speak to me anymore, it's your choice," Fred said.
Nella made a final point on the dispute: "You only get one chance to disrespect me. I accept your apology, but let's not be friends. How about that?"
I'm a Celebrity… airs on ITV1 and ITVX.
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