Seann Walsh has reportedly risked angering I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here bosses after he made a joke about Phillip Schofield's sexuality during one of his stand-up shows.
The comedian, 36, is rumoured to be amongst this year's celebrity line-up of the hit ITV show but made the risky move to joke about the This Morning presenter coming out as gay.
The joke in question has not been repeated due to "vile and explicit nature" but was allegedly made while he was on stage at the Quay Theatre in Suffolk, with Sean likening it to his infamous kiss with Strictly Come Dancing partner Katya Jones back in 2018.
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The duo were famously snapped passionately kissing and sparked huge controversy due to Sean being in a relationship while Katya was married to former Strictly pro Neil Jones at the time.
A jungle insider told The Sun the comedian is risking a "huge" opportunity given to him which "isn't a great look."
"Seann has been offered a huge opportunity by ITV to appear on the jungle," the insider explained, adding: "It isn’t a great look now he is making shocking jokes about one of the broadcaster’s biggest stars."
“Seann should not be biting the hand that feeds him – even if it is through the guise of a joke," they said.
During his show, the Strictly star also allegedly made a gag about Phil and Holly Willoughby's recent drama surrounding them "jumping the queue" to see the Queen lying in state.
He reportedly said to the crowd: "I hate self-service checkouts as it is not self-service is it when you have to wait for assistance?
"Suddenly at the back of Tesco out comes a Tesco tornado helper, they pass the queue quicker than Phil and Holly."
Reports emerged last week that Seann had joined the line-up for I'm A Celebrity, with sources calling him an "incredible signing."
A source said: “Seann is an incredible signing for I’m A Celebrity and it’s a real coup for ITV. His snog with Katya is the biggest scandal to have ever hit Strictly. People still talk about it.
“It’s unlikely his campmates won’t bring it up. It won’t be an easy watch for Katya or the people burnt by their romance.”
ITV had no comment when approached.
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