Fred Siriex's fiancée breaks silence on star's explosive I'm A Celeb row with Nella Rose

Fred Siriex's fiancée breaks silence on star's explosive I'm A Celeb row with Nella Rose

WATCH NOW: Fred and Nella clash on I'm A Celebrity

Alex Davies

By Alex Davies

Published: 22/11/2023

- 16:26

The First Dates star was slammed by his YouTuber campmate on Tuesday's show

Fred Siriex's fiancee, affectionately known as Fruitcake, has broken her silence after watching her husband lock horns with Nella Rose on Tuesday's I'm A Celebrity.

Rose and Siriex were embroiled in a heated exchange when the former took offence to a comment made by the latter about being old enough to be her father.

YouTuber Rose, 26, branded Siriex "stupid", a "weirdo" and "disrespectful" after he said that at 51 he was old enough to be her dad while in the camp.

Rose had previously informed Siriex that both of her parents had died and thus she didn't appreciate his remarks.

Siriex insisted he meant no offence but Rose shut him down - leading several viewers to slam her behaviour as "entitled" and "disgusting".

Among those reacting to the row online was Siriex's fiancée who took to Instagram to show her support for her other half.

Fred Siriex

Fred Siriex's fiancee shared this post on her Instagram


Siriex's own account had posted: "Tough watch for some of the show tonight but Fred did us so proud – we know his intention would never be to upset anyone.

"Keep your head up Fred – we love you," the post finished.

Fruitcake shared the post on her own personal Instagram page before she shared a number of posts expressing her excitement for her upcoming nuptials with Siriex.

The pair have been together for nine years after meeting in London and Siriex will tie the knot with his other half in a 2024 wedding.

Siriex popped the question during the pandemic and as a result, didn't have a ring to hand but Fruitcake still said yes.

Meanwhile, Rose's outburst has already severely impacted her chances of winning the series with bookmakers adjusting her odds to make her a rank outsider.

The likes of Josie Gibson and Danielle Harold remain two stars hotly tipped for victory while GB News star Nigel Farage is still in the running with a number of famous faces backing him for glory.

While Rose may have resulted in an outpouring of anger from ITV viewers, one person who's publicly defended her is Loose Women star Janet Street-Porter.

Fred and Fruitcake

Fred and Fruitcake are planning to get married in 2024


Street-Porter echoed Rose's name-calling of Siriex as a "weirdo" and said: "In Nella’s defence, I found Fred incredibly patronising. I mean, he’s not serving food in a restaurant now, he’s not dealing with difficult customers.

"I can see that what he said to her could’ve offended her and also, looking at her backstory, her parents came from the Congo, they went to Belgium, both of her parents died within a few months of each other…

"But that’s not Fred’s fault," co-star Jane Moore argued but Street-Porter doubled down: "It’s not Fred’s fault and he will not be aware of it, but that will inform how she reacts to him. Also, I would hate to see as a result of this that she gets voted out of that camp because to me, the mix of people in the camp and to make the show work we need people like her.

"I'm not saying that in a patronising way, I think she has a voice that others don't have and I find that Fred is more of the same, frankly," she concluded.

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