Katie Price brands John Lydon 'a nasty piece of work'

‘He’s a nasty piece of work’: Katie Price takes a swipe at I’m A Celebrity co-star John Lydon – 17 years after he branded her a ‘talentless balloon’ in iconic spat

Katie Price has taken a swipe at The Sex Pistols’ frontman John Lydon, 17 years after their fiery appearance on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! 

The former glamour model, 42, who was branded ‘f*****g talentless’ by the punk star, 65, during their appearance on the show in 2004, took to Instagram to claim that John was ‘a nasty piece of work.’

It comes after John was branded ‘difficult’ to work with by The Sex Pistols’ former muse after he slammed a TV series about the iconic band as ‘disrespectful s**t.’

Savage: Katie Price has taken a swipe at The Sex Pistols’ frontman John Lydon, 17 years after their fiery appearance on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here

Following media reports about the upcoming Sex Pistols mini-series, Katie took to Instagram to share her views on John over a decade after they headed to the Australian jungle together.

The star wrote: ‘He is a nasty piece of work, I witnessed it in the jungle.’ 

MailOnline has contacted representatives for John Lydon for comment. 

Katie and John famously butted heads in the jungle when he criticised her for washing her hair with drinking water, with the hitmaker launching into a foul-mouthed rant against the model in the Bush Telegraph.

Hitting out: The former glamour model who was branded ‘f*****g talentless’ by the punk star (pictured) on the show in 2004, claimed that John was ‘a nasty piece of work’

Spat: Katie and John famously butted heads in the jungle when he criticised her for washing her hair with drinking water

He furiously said: ‘The woman’s f***ing talentless. P*** off it doesn’t do anything. And when it does it nags all the way through it. Come on.

‘Kick her a*** out of here. It ain’t funny anymore. It don’t contribute. It’s a parasite. You won’t push much more that on me. I won’t take that. I won’t. You make a change with that attitude or I’ll do something serious.’ 

Clearly taking pleasure in winding up Katie, John later launched into another angry outburst, saying: ‘I’m getting really fed up with it. I’m kind of the spokesperson I suppose, because I’m outspoken. 

‘It occupies the centre of attention, but it isn’t happy even with that. The smoke annoys her. It’s the camp fire, b***h. Live with it or swap.’

‘I’m not here to support a Page 3 f****g blow up balloon. Right? I f*****g ain’t. No f***ing more. B****s to you. I’ve had enough of this s**t.’

Furious: The hitmaker, who quit the show after 11 days, launched into a foul-mouthed rant against the model in the Bush Telegraph

John eventually quit I’m A Celebrity after 11 days in the jungle, while Katie, who met her ex-husband Peter Andre on the show, finished in fourth place.

It comes after it was claimed the former punk star was snubbed from being involved in the Sex Pistols drama as he was ‘too difficult to work with,’ according to the band’s former muse Jordan Mooney.

The series, which is currently in production, is directed by Danny Boyle and stars Anson Boon as the band’s frontman Johnny Rotten, alongside Louis Partridge as the tragic Sid Vicious.

Since the series began filming, Johnny himself has openly shared his dislike, branding it ‘the most disrespectful s*** he’s ever had to endure’ and claiming he never consented to having the band’s history recreated on screen.

No thanks! It comes after it was claimed the former punk star was snubbed from being involved in the Sex Pistols drama as he was ‘too difficult to work with

In a new interview with The Sun, Jordan said that it’s likely better for the series’ producers that Johnny has not been involved.

She said: ‘He would just be a saboteur and he wouldn’t bring much to the table. John argues for the sake of arguing. He’s a difficult person and I can’t say that part of him has changed at all.

‘As he’s got older, he’s only got more difficult – he’s contrary… John has got a few issues about his importance in the world so him not being involved is the best thing that can happen.’

Blast from the past: In a new interview, the band’s must Jordan Mooney (pictured in 2018) said that it’s better for the series’ producers that Johnny is not involved

Jordan, whose real name Pamela Rooke, became an icon in punk music thanks to her revealing outfits and colourful hairstyle, and she is set to be portrayed by Maisie Williams in the Pistols series.

Last month John himself threatened legal action against producers for his depiction in the series, which is based on the Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones’ 2018 memoir.

He told The Sunday Times: ‘I think that’s the most disrespectful s**t I’ve ever had to endure. 

‘I mean, they went to the point to hire an actor to play me but what’s the actor working on? Certainly not my character. It can’t go anywhere else [but court].’

Legend: The former muse, whose real name Pamela Rooke, became an icon in punk music thanks to her revealing outfits and colourful hairstyle

John also claimed that producers never sought his consent to make the series, while Jones and drummer Paul Cook are acting as consultants.

He added: ‘Sorry, you think you can do this, like walk all over me – it isn’t going to happen. Not without a huge, enormous f***ing fight.’

A spokesperson for Pistol later told the publication that director Danny reched out to John through his management, but any contact was declined.

The Danny Boyle directed Pistols is based on the legendary punk band – consisting of John Lydon, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, Paul Cook and Sid Vicious – and their rise to fame in the 1970s.

Hitting back! Last month John threatened legal action against producers for his depiction in the series, which is based on guitarist Steve Jones’ 2018 memoir (band pictured in 1978)

Louis Partridge will portray bassist Sid Vicious, Jacob Slater will star as drummer Paul, Christian has stepped into the role of the band’s first bass guitarist Glen and Toby will play guitarist Steve. 

The six-episode series began principal photography in March, with Danny Boyle serving as director and executive producer.

Based on Jones’ 2018 memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol, the supporting cast also includes Sydney Chandler as Chrissie Hynde and Emma Appleton as Nancy Spungen.

Anchored by Steve’s memoir, Pistol moves from West London’s council estates, to Westwood and Malcolm McLaren’s notorious Kings Road SEX shop, to the international controversy that came with the release of Pistols album Never Mind the B******s.

Their single God Save the Queen was banned by the BBC and reached Number 1 on the UK’s NME chart, but appeared at Number 2 on the Official UK Singles chart, leading to accusations that the song was purposely kept off the top spot. 

Pistols will be released on FX and Hulu in 2022. 

Portrayal: A first look image for the TV series was revealed following the cast’s announcement, and it is set to air on FX and Hulu in 2022

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