I'm A Celebrity 2013: Matthew Wright brands Kian Egan a 'scab' over failed protest

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Kian Egan was labelled a 'scab' by fellow I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here contestant Matthew Wright yesterday after he failed to protest against producers.

The incident came after the celebrities complained it was too hot in camp and asked producers if the canopy, which protects the camp from heavy rain fall, could be lowered to allow them to sit in the shade.

However, bosses refused the request, with Kian explaining: "They (producers) are not taking it down because they have said there is plenty of shade in other parts of the camp and around the pool area if you don’t want to be inside."

This led to a call for collective protest action from Matthew. “If we all take our mikes off we’ll soon find the canopy will come down pretty quick. Are you with me fellows, revolution aye?”

Kian said: “No one seemed to jump on board with that idea, it didn’t really happen.”

At this point, Lucy Pargeter returned to camp from her Bushtucker Trial, where she won ten stars. However, Matthew wasn't interested in her story, instead trying to get her on board with the protest.

“We thought we’d sit here in complete silence until the canopy comes down," said the talkshow host.

"Tell us about the trial then Lucy,” urged former Westlife singer Kian.

But Matthew protested: “That’s solidarity brother, that’s what happened with industrial relations in this country, scabs like you.”

As Kian pushed on with his questioning of Lucy, Matthew exclaimed: “Oh scab! I didn’t even want the canopy down, I’m only doing it for everyone else, I thought we were going to make some kind of stand and then every three seconds you are undermining it.”

Snapping back, Kian said: “You are the only person who wants to do it! Lucy has just come back from the trial we should listen to her speak! Let her talk about it. Your attitude is unnecessary.”

Alfonso supported Kian's stance, commenting. "Every day we look forward to that person going out and coming back and having all of us support them when they walk back in. We didn't support her when she came back and that's not acceptable.

"You will tear this camp apart if that continues to happen. Kian was trying to do it and he was shut down and became a scab because he was giving her her moment. There are places of shade and places for people to go.”

I'm A Celebrity 2013 continues nightly on ITV.