Producers set Cotton and Poynter a secret task to take belongings from other campmates, winning packages from their family if they succeed.
Oblivious to their challenge, a furious Carson told them: "You don't steal, you don't lie. I'm seething, annoyed - these thieves get away with it and we do the time.
"I'm so f**king angry. If it was just me, I'd have given you a thump and laughed about it. It's turned nasty, condoning stealing; you can't do this, condoning thieving - and how can this look good?"
Cotton argued: "Willie when you get out of here you will see exactly what happened and you will see that you filled in your own blanks and you are wrong. As far as we were aware we were doing it for everyone, we don't get anything out of it. It's just a game show!"
However, the ex-jockey maintained: "He's lucky I didn't pull him out of the bed last night, I was very close to it. What you are doing to all the kids in England is condoning stealing. You don't steal, you don't lie, even in a game show. It is selfishness and I can't condone it."
Coronation Street star Cotton told Poynter later that he was unhappy with Carson's fury, saying: "The horrible thing is we never did anything but they did say those things and they did react that way. You can't take that away, it's a horrible feeling. You can forgive and forget but can't take it away."
I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here continues tomorrow at 8.30pm on ITV1.
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