Vicky Pattison was slammed for ‘plonking’ the crown on Scarlett Moffatt’s head [ITV]
Viewers accused the former Geordie Shore star of “throwing” it on the Gogglebox star’s head, with some thinking it ungracious of the former Queen of the Jungle.
But Vicky – who won the show last year – took to Twitter to tell her two million followers that this wasn’t the case.
She wrote: “I don’t know why I bother defending myself anymore – however one last time I will. I adore @ScarlettMoffatt and Im proud of her win.
“I was TOLD by producers to be quick when passing her crown due to ad restrictions and let’s not forget it was meant to be about Scarlett and not me!!!
Vicky Pattison gave Scarlett Moffatt a quick kiss before disappearing off air [ITV]
“Yet you still can’t wait to criticise and call me out on something that simple didn’t exist!!!
“Let’s not start her incredible reign off with this negativity!! It’s incorrect and pathetic!!! #LONGLIVETHEQUEEN #geordietakeover.”
And fans were quick to comment on the northern lass’ heartfelt tweets.
One wrote: “It makes me so sad to see all the hate you’re getting for no reason. We all know it’s bulls**t!! Keep being you!”
Vicky Pattison bit back in this Twitter streak [Vicky Pattison/Twitter]
“Anything to make a storyline these days. @VickyPattison didn’t “plonk” the crown on Scarlett, she was clearly being hurried. Get a grip guys.” added another.
Vicky later finished off her Twitter spree with: “The support you give me is phenomenal…. I love that you can all see the truth!”
The new Queen of the Jungle was against Joel Dommett in the tense final.
But was announced the champion of the hit ITV series after securing the highest public vote.
Jordan Banjo hangs out with Stacey Soloman, Joe Swash and Vicky Pattison during I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! Extra Camp [Jordan Banjo/Instagram]
Scarlett couldn’t contain her shock as Ant and Dec revealed the news and burst out crying over the result.
And the Gogglebox star was emotionally reunited with her mother on the exit red carpet.
Talking about her win, the 26-year-old said: “I can’t believe it.
“Never did I think this would happen ever.”
Scarlett Moffatt was crowned Queen of the Jungle [REX]
She added: “It’s better than I could have ever imagined in my whole life.
“I wish I could do it all again. Just amazing, unreal.”