'He wiped his arse with it.' Last night, I'm a Celeb's Miguel Maestre unleashed on Tom Gleeson.

Miguel Maestre has fiercely defended his Living Room co-host Amanda Keller on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

On last night’s episode of the reality show, the celebrity chef shared his thoughts on Tom Gleeson’s controversial Gold Logie win while speaking to a handful of his campmates.

“I think Amanda deserved that Gold Logie,” the 40-year-old said.

“I don’t think she’s interested, I don’t think she’ll even go,” he added, when Myf Warhurst suggested that Keller may be nominated for the Gold Logie again.

Watch a snippet from Tom Gleeson’s infamous Logies speech below. Post continues after video.

“I understand the whole point of being funny and comedy, but I think that people in TV, it should be okay to want to win an award when they have been working all of their life in the craft,” he continued.

“Amanda Keller is the best in her game in radio, TV, acting and whatever she wants to do, she can do.”

Fellow comedian Dilruk Jayasinha chimed in, adding: “I think that’s his point, was that he wasn’t the best candidate to win it, but that he just ran a good campaign. That’s the whole point he was parodying the whole idea of the award.”

“But I don’t think that’s funny,” Maestre responded.

“I don’t like people bringing other people down to make fun. I think that’s not that smart… and that’s his game, that’s what he does, fantastic. I don’t really care much,” he added.

“I was there and my friend was upset for something, I thought it wasn’t in good taste. And it went for so long – we were just standing there and he went on and on and on and I thought, all these people who are here would like to win that award and work hard every day to win that award, and you are getting that award and wiping your arse with it.”

On Twitter, Keller responded to Maestre’s comments, writing: “I love his support! What a pal.”


In the lead up to the Logie Awards, Gleeson, comedian and host of Hard Quiz, ran a campaign in order to win the Gold Logie. Along the way, Gleeson often took aim at his fellow nominees in his campaign – including Amanda Keller.

When Gleeson won the award, beating Keller, Waleed Aly, Costa Georgiadis, Rodger Corser, Eve Morey and Sam Mac, he urged the room to “lighten the f*ck up”.

“Just because all of you want it and I’ve got it, don’t get angry with me. It’s all right, you’ll all survive. It’s a shame this is the last Gold Logie that’s ever going to be handed out – according to Grant Denyer, I’ve ruined the Logies. But at least I won this all by myself,” he said.

Amanda Keller speaks to Mamamia’s Mia Freedman on No Filter. Post continues below.

Speaking to Mamamia’s No Filter podcast ahead of the awards in 2019, Amanda Keller shared her thoughts on Tom Gleeson’s Logie campaign antics.

“It’s a funny night – it’s a long night. People have always laughed at the Logies. But at the same time, they are all we have for television awards,” Keller told Mamamia.

“If the public vote for you, that’s a big deal and I wish people would let it be a big deal.”

Keller, who was previously nominated for the Gold Logie, explained that in recent years, the race for the publicly voted award has become more like a political campaign.



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“If you’re a Gold Logie nominee in the new world, you’ve got to be quite robust I think,” she said.

“They now have voting that opens up the week before [the awards] and doesn’t close until the end of the red carpet, so the winner is a surprise now but what that means is that it has almost turned it into a political campaign,” Keller added.

“That last week is hard yakka. It’s not for the faint-hearted. It’s a real privilege to be nominated, but it’s so hard.

“Tom and Sam are treating it – and fair enough too if they want to – like this comedy competition. Tom’s like the school bully picking us all off. It’s a different feeling and I’m not very good at it.”

Feature Image: Channel 10.

I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! airs Sunday to Thursday on Channel 10 at 7.30pm.

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