THE Celebrity Circle viewers were left baffled at Pete Wicks’ “irrational hatred” of Duncan James – as the Blue singer becomes the first person to get the boot.
The boyband singer, 42, was up for being blocked alongside Towie narrator Denise Van Outen.
However, it was up to Strictly’s Saffron Barker and Dancing On Ice’s Lady Leshurr – who was catfishing as rapper Big Narstie – to decide who to evict.
As the contestants awaited the judgment, Towie’s Pete Wicks and Made In Chelsea’s Sam Thompson – who are catfishing as Rachel Riley – discussed the two up for blocking.
Sam said: “You’ve never liked Duncan.”
Pete tried to say: “It’s not that I never liked him.”
But Sam interjected: “No you’ve got a problem with him.”
Pete explained himself: “It’s not that I’ve got a problem with him. At least Denise has tried to give it some, you know what I mean?”
Later on, both Saffron and Lady Leshurr decided Duncan James should get the boot.
After being blocked, Duncan got to choose one of the contestant’s flats to drop by.
Joking about picking them, Pete said: “Left yourself in mate, let yourself out!”
However, viewers were very confused about the beef between Duncan and Pete.
One person said: “Pete Wicks’s irrational hatred of Duncan James <3”
Another added: “At least Sam doesn’t have to hold Pete back from his non-existent beef with Duncan now”
A third asked: “What’s Pete’s issue with Duncan?”