Furious Price wants to quit I'm a Celeb after clash with Keira
KEIRA Maguire has pushed radio shock jock Steve Price to his limit.
The 62-year-old has put producers on notice, threatening to quit I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! over a series of drama-filled clashes with the former Bachelor reality star.
"I am not normally a quitter but it is just a waste of time trying to put up with it so I think it is best if I extract myself and let them get on with it,” Price told producers on the Channel Ten show.
"I am too old to have to deal with people who are 30 and are acting like a 10-year-old. I need to get out of here.”
Price is the eldest campmate in the South African jungle and has survived more than three of up to six weeks living on basic food rations and competing in various physical and mental challenges in the hope of winning $100,000 for his chosen charity, Carrie's Beanies 4 Brain Cancer.
Maguire was introduced to the show as an intruder two weeks in and immediately ruffled feathers within the established camp.
"I can handle most situations but I just can't deal with that sort of immature, look at me, listen to me behaviour,” Price said.
"It is just too frustrating for me. I don't want to spend the next two-and-a-half weeks having to listen to and deal with someone like that.”
It was over dinner that the situation reached boiling point with Price serving campmates food.
"OK, he decides what size food everyone gets,” Maguire quipped before retreating to her camp bed and refusing to engage with Price.
"Some people get massive bits and other people get little bits. All good Steve, you are in charge, you've got it under control.”
Former My Kitchen Rules and Dancing With The Stars contestant Ash Pollard has also struggled to cope with Maguire.
"Steve is a successful radio host, host in general and businessman and I just think he doesn't tolerate people like Keira who are ill-informed, juvenile, spoiled and I could keep listing a bunch of adjectives really,” she said.
Meanwhile, Maguire had a turning point of sorts when she and comedian Nazeem Hussain took on the most difficult Tucker Trial of the season.
Called World's End, the pair had to climb scaffolding erected on the side of a cliff 600 metres above the ground. There, they had to collect stars that represented extra food for the camp.
Maguire got the most difficult final star in a moment that will undoubtedly be a highlight of the season.
True to form though prior to the trial she said: "What if I die? You've got no TV show after I'm gone.”
- The journalist is in South Africa as a guest of Channel Ten.