Julia Morris last night took issue with a comment made on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here by Peter Rowsthorn.
It followed a scene in which boxer Danny Green and comedian Rowsthorn were privately complaining about Jackie Gillies. As the stress increases ahead of Monday’s finale, rivalries have emerged, notably between Green and Gillies.
As Rowsthorn and Green were walking back to camp and they neared Gillies, Rowsthorn could be heard to say “Ah there’s shit face.”
It was an incredibly disappointing comment from the Kath & Kim star who has enjoyed popular feedback on social media.
Green added, “Since I’ve been in Africa I reckon I’ve met the most unintelligent person in the entire world.”
Julia Morris quickly weighed in, “Unacceptable way to speak about women…. but I’m remaining neutral.”
It was a stern slapdown from Morris, who reminded us why she is perfect for the role.
But it wasn’t enough to save Gillies who was voted out by viewers, leaving just 6 in the camp.
Quizzed by Morris and Chris Brown on the recent rivalry with Green, Gillies said, “I heard that he didn’t want me in the camp. He wanted me voted out. That kind of hurt.
“I didn’t understand where it was coming from.”
“There were times I did feel intimidated,” she said.
“Did you feel scared of him?” Julia Morris asked.
“Intimidated, yes,” she replied.
“Yeah, well that’s not on, Morris added.
Gillies also donated $25,000 from her own savings to her charity Moira Kelly Creating Hope Foundation.
Former Celebrity contestant Anthony Mundine also came under fire for his comments surrounding homosexuality, although they were comments in the press, whilst David Oldfield was admonished for his comments around Aboriginal history.
Updated: Rowsthorn has since told the Daily Telegraph, “‘I said something dumb in the midst of it. The first thing I will do is find Jackie and tell her I didn’t mean that, I was just venting — we are all venting.”