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James Haskell defends himself amid I’m A Celeb bullying claims

"I went in to have fun" he said

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James Haskell was voted off I’m A Celeb last night.

The rugby pro has been criticized by viewers for his treatment of fellow contestants in recent days – with some claiming that James’ behavior is akin to bullying.

The I’m A Celeb star has defended himself since leaving the jungle.

“When you’re in the jungle, you are with 12 people from different walks of life,” he said, appearing with his wife Chloe Madeley on This Morning.

“I went in with one idea,” he said. “And one idea only and that was to challenge myself.”

“I wanted everyone to have an equal say and opportunity, but sometimes you have to do the greater good for everyone.”

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“In a normal world, it would just be a difference of opinion but in the jungle environment when you say things it’s put out a certain way,” he expressed.

“I went in to have fun,” he said. “I didn’t want to take on a leadership role but I have been around team sports my entire life and sometimes debating stuff gets frustrating.”

His wife had previously defended his actions on an episode of Lorraine.

The I’m A Celeb final is scheduled for this coming Sunday.