Christopher Biggins has claimed that his friendship with outspoken columnist Katie Hopkins has cost him some other friends.
The popular television personality and Hopkins met when they both took part in the 2007 series of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!
, which Biggins went on to win.
However, counting the Celebrity Big Brother housemate as a friend has come at a cost.
"I've lost several pals over my friendship with Katie - especially the Loose Women
lot. None of them will talk to me anymore," he told the Huffington Post
"I don't care - they can act like ‘Mean Girls’ all they want.
Describing her as "one of the nicest, funniest people" he knows, Biggins added: "I've been friends with Katie for a long time."
Hopkins has a fraught relationship with a number of the Loose Women
stars, something which escalated when she made a tense appearance on the ITV show last month.
Most recently, Hopkins spoke out in defence of Dolce & Gabbana following Sir Elton John's calls for a boycott.
Rupert Grint dressed as a drag queen for Harry Potter fan
Glee's Chris Colfer admits Kurt nerves: 'I had thought my career was going to be over'