Rufus Hound Reveals The Savage Insult From Kim Woodburn That Made Him Quit Celebrity Juice
Yesterday, Kim Woodburn appeared on This Morning and it all kicked off. She ended up having a massive argument with Phillip Schofield, while Holly frantically tried to diffuse the situation.
There was one particular comment about an argument on Celebrity Juice which got people a lit bit confused, what were they on about?! We know that Kim loses her shit like it's her full-time job, but what was this in reference to?
Now however, it's all crystal clear, and it involves comedian Rufus Hound.
According to Digital Spy, who did some digging into a podcast from 2013, Hound explained it all. He said: "She was chatting away to Keith [Lemon] and he said, 'Have you got much coming up?', and she said, 'I don't think the people who make TV would want me anymore'. And I said, genuinely, honestly, 'Don't do yourself down. People will always need a cleaner'"
The How Clean Is Your House Star is most famous for her appearance on the cleaning show, so no offence taken right? Wrong.
He continued: "Now bear in mind, that's what she's famous for. If I had said that to Jude Law, fair enough. That's an insult. She's a cleaner! She looked at me and said something on the lines of, 'When I want an opinion of a fat man, I'll stand outside Gregg's'."
"It was a proper fuck you, an old-fashioned fuck you, and I just sort of laughed to myself that here she was having a dig because I genuinely hadn't meant it as an insult," he explained, "It really fucking spiralled out of control."
Heckle a comedian though, and you're bound to get something back... "It ended up really horrible. She was trying to be deliberately personal, and by the point it got to that place, I was like, 'Okay, because I'm a stand-up comedian and if you want to start heckling, I'm good at this'. And so I was personal back.
"She basically kept saying I was fat. But I did end up saying, 'That's a bit rich coming from a woman who looks like a face drawn on a deflating party balloon'."
Bloody hell. Sounds like this all got very personal very quickly.
After that, Kim demanded an apology, but refused to apologise herself. Rufus asked for a copy of the tape (as the argument wouldn't be aired) for his own peace of mind that he hadn't provoked the argument, and while producers agreed at first, it didn't end up happening.
That's not all though, he continued: "She started with the personal stuff, [I told the producers], 'Why are you insisting I go and apologise to her? You should say, sorry, it didn't work out, but it won't be in the final edit' - and it was not. If you watch it back, we get on famously.
"But they made me go and apologise, and I was like, 'I will do it because you're my friends. Here's one thing, though, right? If I do it, you have to give me a copy of the tape. I know it will never go out. It will never be seen. I will sign whatever it is you need me to sign that says I will never put it on YouTube and I will never show it to people, but I'm sure she started that - by being horrible. I want to be able to watch it back, because I want to know for my own peace of mind what happened is how I remember it happened.'"
"They said, 'Absolutely'. So I was like, okay."
After all of that arsing around, he decided to quit. Yeah, we can't really blame him.
"I said to the producers, 'You never ever gave me a copy of that thing... I asked you about it, you swore to me, you shook my hand and looked me in the eye. And I never got that'.And the producer said to me, 'Oh come off it, you fool. I would never have given that to you',
"That was sort of the point of it all. They had this sense of, I should be grateful of being on this big hit show, but what they never understood was, the thing I set out in comedy wasn't about being on a show like 'Celebrity Juice'. For me to keep being on 'Celebrity Juice', they needed to have room for me in it, and they weren't interested in it. And they eventually said, 'You need to cheer up to be here', and I said, 'Make me happy. Cheer me up'. And they said 'Take two weeks off and think about it', and then two days later..."
In the end it was actually a blessing in disguise as it allowed Hound to focus on other areas of his career. But wow.
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