"Gillian achieved what she wanted to achieve" claims Linford Christie

Linford Christie

Linford Christie has claimed that moaner Gillian Mckeith "achieved what she wanted to achieve" by getting people talking about her. Talking about his experience in I'm A Celebrity on Daybreak yesterday, Linford Christie also backed Stacey for the win and praised Kayla.

Chatting on the ITV1 breakfast show, Lindford said: "She achieved what she wanted to achieve because we are talking about her now. She was the most talked about person for the first week or so but I just had to do my bit for the team, I wasn't worrying about how she performed.

"There were times when she didn't get us enough food to eat but I was always willing to step in and try my best for the team."

The former Olympic sprinter backed Stacey to win the show during Saturday's final, saying: "Stacey is a really nice, down to earth girl and totally underestimated I think she will be the one to come out on top. I am this big strong lad and there were times when I felt down and Stacey was the person I went to and she consoled me.

He added: "She's always happy and that's the good thing about her, being in there can be an emotional rollercoaster but Stacey was always there to cheer you up and to put you back on the right track."

Linford also took the chance to praise model Kayla, "We got on really well," he said. "There's a certain feistiness about Kayla and she's very determined and I think she's got a good outside chance."

I'm A Celebrity continues tonight on ITV1.

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