Celebrity Juice host Keith Lemon has supported fellow presenter Kelly Brook after her recent confrontation with model Katie Price.
The two women recently exchanged words via Twitter, prompting presenter Keith – aka comedian Leigh Francis – to ban Katie from Celebrity Juice, the game show he presents as his colourful alter ego.
Ms Brook is a replacement on the celebrity panel while Fearne Cotton is on maternity leave.
Keith justified his decision by saying that Katie”s previous appearances weren”t up to scratch and that the model “didn”t relax” during filming.
Kelly maintained her silence as reports emerged, but she and Keith have bonded on the show, leading many to believe the ban is related to the brunette”s recent confrontation with Katie Price.
The feud kicked off three weeks ago when Katie reacted to photos of Kelly”s latest New Look swimwear shoot, saying she was shocked by Kelly”s size.
On the first episode of the new series of Celebrity Juice, Kelly retaliated by comparing Katie to Cameron Diaz“s sun worshipping next-door neighbour Magda in the film There”s Something About Mary.
Both models have romantic ties to rugby star Danny Cipriani, Kelly”s current boyfriend. Katie briefly dated Danny, 25, in October 2011. But now the sportsman seems to have reconciled with his on-off love.
Although the couple have not yet officially announced that they are back together, Kelly and Danny have been spotted together on various occasions since Kelly”s split from long-term boyfriend Thom Evans.