I'm A Celeb fans will NEVER see Kiosk Keith on screen again after 'inappropriate behaviour'

8 November 2018, 11:18 | Updated: 8 November 2018, 11:51

Kiosk Keith won't be returning to the I'm A Celeb jungle
Kiosk Keith won't be returning to the I'm A Celeb jungle . Picture: REX Features

The silent star had began working behind-the-scenes on I'm A Celeb in 2002, before taking on the character of Kiosk Keith in 2013.

Kiosk Keith has been permanently dropped from I'm A Celebrity after allegations of "inappropriate behaviour".

In January, The Sun revealed that the Dingo Dollar dealer had been fired from the show for arriving at work drunk - and behaving inappropriately towards a female colleague.

Prior to the lurid revelation, fans had been left scratching their heads when he was replaced with a new character called 'Kiosk Kath' on the November 28 episode with no explanation from bosses OR Ant and Dec.

It was later revealed that a young female colleague had complained about him and he had been axed.

But although it was common knowledge that Raymond, 53, was fired from the show, it's thought that he hoped to return to the ITV jungle set after keeping his head down for a quiet few months.

Raymond Grant began working for I'm A Celeb as a labourer, before taking on the Kiosk Keith persona after impressing producers with his mean and moody presence.

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Kiosk Keith first appeared in 2013
Kiosk Keith first appeared in 2013. Picture: REX Features

A close friend to Keith told The Sun Online: "Ray won't be going back as Kiosk Keith.

"He hasn't spoken to anyone at ITV and they haven't been in touch. It won't be the same without him."

They added: "There's been no talk of him being a labourer on the show again."

Explaining that he is now "too old" for the role, the friend suggested that Ray needs to "move on."

It's unknown if ITV bosses will choose to replace Kiosk Keith, or if they will just refresh the format of the mini challenges.

This Morning host Holly Willoughby will co-host this year's series with I'm A Celeb regular Declan Donnelly.