Ex-wife of I’m A Celeb’s Kiosk Keith defends him after sacking for sexual harassment

Kiosk Keith

by Emma Dodds |
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The ex-wife of Raymond Grant, who plays Kiosk Keith on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, has defended him after he was sacked from the show following sexual harassment allegations.

Grant's ex-wife Donna, who shares four children with him, told The Sun that whilst he shouldn't have done what he did, he isn't a "terrible person."

It first came out last week that the Australian, who has worked as a set builder on the show since its inception in 2002, had been sacked from his role.

GALLERY: The worst Bushtucker trials on I'm A Celeb... EVER


GALLERY: The worst Bushtucker trials on I'm A Celeb... EVER

Dean Gaffney (2006)1 of 8

Dean Gaffney (2006)

Ex-EastEnder Dean Gaffney showed off his impressive ability to yelp like an injured animal in his 2006 trial. To be fair to the man, he did have cockroaches poured on his head, put his hands in a box of biting ants and retrieve a star from a pool of baby crocodiles.

Gino Du2019Acampo (2009)2 of 8

Gino D’Acampo (2009)

"I think I've got to eat some kind of weird stuff," commented Gino when he was told he was going to do a Bushtucker Bonanza. Yep, we guess that a fermented egg, a rhino beetle, cockroach, wittchedy grub, mealworms, beach worms and crocodile tongue might be considered 'weird'.

Jennie Bond (2004)3 of 8

Jennie Bond (2004)

Alone, wet, cold and covered with rats. Not a situation we'd like to get in any time soon, but former Royal correspondent Jennie Bond managed to last a whole 10 minutes locked in a water and rat filled coffin by humming an upbeat tune. We salute you, Ms. Bond.

Joey Essex (2013)4 of 8

Joey Essex (2013)

Locked in a cold, dark, slimy tomb, we'd be freaking out if we were Joey in his 2013 task. But the TOWIE star powered through and managed to find all twelve hidden stars without uttering a single scream, only stopping to moan 'This is definitely, 100% not reem,' and to comment that the rodents were biting his 'middle parts'.

Mark Wright and Freddie Starr (2011)5 of 8

Mark Wright and Freddie Starr (2011)

TOWIE's Mark and hamster-eating comedian Freddie were an oddly matched pair for the 'Greasy Spoon Café' culinary battle, but the resulting Bushtucker trial has to be one of our faves. The couple was challenged to dine on a spoiled egg, blended cockroaches, mealworms and mouse tails, turkey testicles, a camel's toe and a pigs anus.

Martina Navratilova (2008)6 of 8

Martina Navratilova (2008)

Tennis pro Martina impressed us all when she shared a plastic bubble helmet with a variety of jungle critters, including grasshoppers, cockroaches, stick insects, spiders and snakes. While we shuddered and hid behind our hands, Martina took it like a champ.

Matt Willis (2006)7 of 8

Matt Willis (2006)

Poor Matt Willis proved he's no wimp when he munched his way to victory in his Bushtucker Bonanza challenge of 2006. The McBusted star dined out on live mealworms, witchetty grubs, a kangaroo anus and a crocodile penis. Mr Willis managed the whole lot without a single retch, commenting after 'I've got kangaroo anus in my teeth. It's a really good look.'

Kim Woodburn (2009)8 of 8

Kim Woodburn (2009)

Kim was submerged in a tank under water, while thousands of cockroaches and other critters were poured on her. As much as we did feel for clean freak Kim, her screeches of "Something's nipping my bosoms" and "It's bitten my bum!" made this trial a timeless classic.

Raymond, who began playing Kiosk Keith on the show in 2013, was sacked from the show immediately after turning up to work drunk and harassing a female member of staff.

A source told The Sun Online that he had "behaved inappropriately" towards the woman who is "half his age" in front of "loads of people", leaving the woman "very upset."

Now, his ex-wife Donna has come forward to reveal exactly what happened - but defended her former husband too.

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She told The Sun that he had smacked the female employee on the bum in front of everyone, and said: "I’m not condoning that he slapped her on the bottom. No-one wants that.

"But he’s being made out to be this horrible man when he really isn’t. We’ve had a lot of differences over the years but he’s not a sexual predator."


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