Former BBC Breakfast star Louise Minchin couldn’t hold back the tears after fellow campmate David Ginola labelled her ‘too bossy’
I’m A Celebrity star Louise Minchin has opened up about her brutal bust-up with fellow campmate, David Ginola.
The former BBC Breakfast presenter, 53, was left in floods of tears after the football star turned on Louise, calling her ‘too bossy’ after she was given the task of allocating chores to her fellow campmates.
French native David, 54, labelled Louise as ‘way too bossy’ on Friday’s instalment of the ITV show before the pair became embroiled in a brutal row.
David – who was camp leader before Louise assumed the role – was less than impressed with the TV presenter for being so bossy as he accused her of taking her leadership ‘too seriously’.
Following the explosive on-air scenes, Louise has revealed that she burst into floods of tears once the cameras stopped rolling.
“That row was one of the things that upset me on my last day,” Louise told The Sun.
“I’m a people pleaser, and it just kind of came out of the blue.
“I was having a bad day and then that happened and I cried afterwards.”
Louise went on to admit that her last day was one of the toughest while on the show, and her row with David ‘triggered’ her to break down.
“Everyone has tough days in camp, and that was a tough day. Other things had already upset me,” she explained.
“But that was the trigger that left me in tears. I was often a shoulder to cry on in the camp, but sometimes the shoulder needs a cry too.”
The former BBC Breakfast host only took part in one trial during her time in the camp, but managed to carve out a much-needed role as the ‘mother’ of her fellow contestants, and touched the hearts of viewers as she cared for the celebs.
Speaking to hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly in her exit interview, Louise said she realised while in the castle that she ‘cared about caring for people’.
“I did not realise it was fundamental to me,” she stated.
Louise said she had learnt a lot about herself while in the castle for almost three weeks, and despite being days away from making the final, she said the experience was ‘life-changing’.
“I’ve learnt so much about myself and other people. I’ve learnt how to get on in tough circumstances,” she explained.