The Made In Chelsea star has been accused on 'animal abuse' on Channel 4's The Island with Bear Grylls...
Ollie Locke may have become a firm favourite during his time on Made In Chelsea, but he’s also announced that he’ll be taking part in ANOTHER television show, The Island.
Taking a spot on the survival show with Bear Grylls, the MIC star is set to come face-to-face with some life endurance tests.
The show aims to challenge celebrities’ survival skills on a remote island, and will air in October as part of Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer campaign.
But one aspect of the programme has become the subject of criticism already, particularly amongst animal rights groups.
Charities have slammed scenes which allegedly show Ollie ‘stabbing’ a crocodile in the neck, after ‘jumping on its back’.
Speaking to The Sun, International Animal Rescue’s Alan Knight, said: ‘I feel it is totally unacceptable to kill or abuse animals for entertainment.’
Alan also claimed that the animal might have ‘suffered unnecessarily’ as Ollie would not have known how to do it ‘humanely’.
According to reports, Ollie seemed incredibly uncomfortable with the challenge, but was eventually persuaded to do so by another contestant.
A spokesman for Channel 4 has assured: ‘Those on the island all received training on how to kill animals humanely and this was utilised properly in each instance.’
The Made In Chelsea original has tweeted about his appearance on the show, but has not touched on any of the negativity surrounding this particular scene.
The 27-year-old told his fans: ‘So the @StandUp2C @BearGrylls Island adverts have started!! I can’t wait for you all to watch very soon.. It’s was a huge adventure!! X’.
Some followers have branded him ‘disgusting’ based on the controversial scene, but others congratulated him on his new TV appearance.
Ollie has previously spoken out about his love of animals, recently sharing a snapshot of some Lobsters along with the caption: ‘Yesterday we bought 2 lobsters from a fishmonger in London and drove down to our rented cottage for our bank holiday weekend in Somerset. Today we drove to my favourite beach and released them back into the sea..’
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