Grant Denyer praises his I’m A Celebrity co-star Colin Fassnidge

‘He just brings this wonderful positivity and cheekiness that we all need’: Grant Denyer praises his I’m A Celebrity co-star Colin Fassnidge and labels him ‘a major energetic force’

He was rumoured to be a last minute addition to this year’s season of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, but Colin Fassnidge brought all the right ingredients.

In an interview with HuffPost Australia on Friday, the 47-year-old celebrity chef’s co-star on the hit reality show, Grant Denyer, branded Colin ‘a major energetic force’.

The 43-year-old veteran TV host said Colin’s laidback charm was an asset and helped keep things light around the camp. 

Talent: He was rumoured to be a last minute addition to this year’s season of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, but Colin Fassnidge (pictured) brought all the right ingredients

‘He just brings this wonderful positivity and cheekiness that we all need when we’re pretty fragile,’ explained Grant.

The Irish chef was rumoured to have only entered the jungle as a replacement for controversial celebrity chef Pete Evans.

Colin reportedly spoke about his former My Kitchen Rules co-star in a deleted scene on I’m A Celebrity.

Fan: In an interview with HuffPost Australia on Friday, the 47-year-old celebrity chef's co-star on the hit reality show, Grant Denyer (pictured), branded Colin 'a major energetic force'

Fan: In an interview with HuffPost Australia on Friday, the 47-year-old celebrity chef’s co-star on the hit reality show, Grant Denyer (pictured), branded Colin ‘a major energetic force’

According to footage obtained by The Daily Telegraph on Thursday, Colin said the 48-year-old disgraced chef was ‘off the leash’.  

‘I do not agree with any of the views,’ Colin said about Pete, who has been labelled an ‘anti-vaxxer’ and a ‘conspiracy theorist’. 

In footage that did make it to air on Wednesday, Colin also spoke about his early feud with fellow celebrity chef and MKR co-star Manu Feildel.

In and out: The Irish chef was rumoured to have only entered the jungle as a replacement for controversial celebrity chef Pete Evans (right)

In and out: The Irish chef was rumoured to have only entered the jungle as a replacement for controversial celebrity chef Pete Evans (right)

He admitted there was a rivalry between himself and the 46-year-old French chef when they were trying to establish themselves, and then they just ‘never stopped fighting’.  

Colin announced his appearance on I’m A Celebrity in a post on Instagram earlier this month, and revealed he’d told everyone he’d returned to Ireland to keep up the charade.  

‘Well that time I went to Ireland… well I lied!!! After the year we had, why not do it!!!!!! Strap in cos I know what’s coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!’ he wrote. 

Jungle fever: Colin announced his appearance on I'm A Celebrity in a post on Instagram earlier this month, and revealed he'd told everyone he'd returned to Ireland to keep up the charade

Jungle fever: Colin announced his appearance on I’m A Celebrity in a post on Instagram earlier this month, and revealed he’d told everyone he’d returned to Ireland to keep up the charade

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