I am a celebrity viewer have criticized Dec Donnelly for being ruthlessly mocked at Anne Hegerty's medical problems.
The Chase Star, who spoke of his difficulties at the camp, became the subject of the opening joke of tonight's show.
The presenters headed to the dry studio, tossing their umbrellas to one side before starting the debate.
Holly Willoughby prepared her joke with her co-host, saying that Anne's departure had "raised so many questions" for viewers.
Dec then began joking about the fact that the housekeeper had been removed from the Bushtucker trials for medical reasons.
Dec said, "Who will watch them light the fire and who will watch them prepare dinner?"
"And what about both of us, we have no one to exclude for medical reasons."
While Holly was laughing, Dec added, "I may be rushing to the hotel to chase her out of something for the good old days."
I am a celebrity. Viewers used Twitter to criticize Dec for his controversial joke.
A viewer said: "Seriously, Dec, it was just rude." Stop taking it to Anne. "
"Dec throws Anne so much shade," added another.
Wednesday night, Anne became the fifth star in the series to leave the jungle.
After hugging and kissing the other comrades in the camp, the 60-year-old quiz star said, "Yes! I'm sorry I'm just happy. It's brilliant is not it? "
Addressing Dec and Holly, Anne admitted that she had been trying to quit smoking in the early hours of her arrival at the camp, but that bosses and other celebrities had talked about it.
She said, "I felt like we were walking to hell and we got to Snake Rock and I could not handle it, the reality hit me and I was like" that is what I did ". I entered the BT the next morning and said "I stopped" and they said "come back in a few hours". I was a zombie at Snake Rock for the first 24 hours.
"I could not have done it with ten other fantastic people, they are so nice."
I'm Celebrity is airing tonight at 9pm on ITV
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