I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here contestant Danny Baker has slammed the BBC.
Baker, who was a late arrival in the jungle, said the broadcaster was “cowardly” for its treatment of Radio 2 DJ Tony Blackburn.
The BBC said Blackburn was sacked because his evidence in the Jimmy Savile sex abuse inquiry “fell short” of the standards demanded.
The star, 73, who won the first series of I’m A Celebrity in 2002, has always denied the allegations, and the BBC re-hired him last month.
Speaking about the move, Baker said: “I thought it was revolting. I thought it was a load of cowardly management trying to say, ‘Yeah, we can do the right thing.’”
He added: “But they did the wrong thing. He was a scapegoat. He entirely was, and now they’ve had to eat humble pie.”
Danny was sacked by the BBC himself in 2012 for calling chiefs “pinhead weasles” on his London show.
He said: “I never had dealings with management. I’ve no faith in their education or judgement. The Blackburn thing seems symptomatic of that.”