Nigel Havers was 'about to murder' Lembit Opik on I'm A Celebrity
20 November 2018 - 10:00 AM

Nigel Havers was 'about to murder' Lembit Opik on I'm A Celebrity

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Nigel Havers would've "strangled" Lembit Opik to death if he had remained on "I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!".

The "Coronation Street" star infamously fell out with the former politician during their time on the Australian jungle-based reality show in 2010, and eight years on he admits he would've "done everyone a favour" if he had murdered Lembit in cold blood.

He said: "If I'd stayed there I would've killed somebody ... his name was Lembit Opik, something like that.

"I was just about to murder him, which would've done everyone a favour I know. Great for ratings.

"It was very simple, I was just going to strangle him in the night.

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"I really meant I was going to kill him."

Fortunately for Lembit, Nigel left the jungle early, and the soap star's experiences have now put him off watching the show.

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Speaking on "Good Morning Britain", he added: "I do not watch it at all."

The 67-year-old star dramatically quit the jungle just nine days into the show after objecting to a Kangaroo Court task in which contestants were given electric shocks if they failed in the trial.

He fumed: "I'm not up for it, I don't do electric shocks so I'm leaving. I cannot waste another second of my life. I will probably do something drastic like probably go.

"If you are gaining something, that's a fantastic thing. But if you're not gaining something."

But Nigel previously admitted he found Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder "interesting" on the show.

He said: "There was a guy from the Happy Mondays - he was great. I remember him telling me that he's taken every drug known to man apart from petrol. He was very interesting.

"But apart from that it was boring."

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