I'm A Celebrity 2013: Matthew Wright slams 'the Joey Essex show'

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Axed I'm A Celeb contestant Matthew Wright has slammed bosses for turning the series into the Joey Essex show.

The Channel 5 chat show host was booted out of the show last night in a double eviction alongside Vincent Simone, and claimed today he wanted to leave.

Speaking live from Australia on ITV's This Morning, Matthew said: “I had enough pretty much by Friday of last week.

"It seemed pretty obvious that it’s the Joey show and he’ll be with Kian in the final.

"I was just left sort of twiddling my thumbs and I thought, I’d rather be twiddling my thumbs with my lovely wife than sat bored.”

Meanwhile, the former journalist turned TV presenter revealed that he underwent three weeks of therapy before flying out to Australia to help get over his nerves and phobias.

“I was on the verge of pulling out, because I didn’t want to do a Helen Flanagan and let everybody down in the challenges," the 48-year-old explained. “I had three weeks of phobia therapy.

"Three weeks, two hours of talking with this guy and I knew I could handle a spider but when I got there I didn’t actually know if talking to a bloke for two hours, every day, for three weeks was going to be enough to get me through and so I had a panic attack.”

Matthew concluded: “I feel so proud of my journey from a scared man to an unsecured man."

I'm A Celebrity UK continues tonight on ITV from 8:30PM with the latest elimination.