'She's wise, experienced and knowledgeable' - Chris Eubank praises Lady C as he exits the jungle
Published 02/12/2015 | 07:17
Chris Eubank has become the fourth contestant to be evicted from I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!
The boxer was calm as he hugged his camp mates goodbye, before joining show hosts Ant and Dec to discuss his time on the show and his friendship with the controversial Lady Colin Campbell.
He explained: "She's a mother figure, so naturally I gravitated towards her. And she's wise, and she's experienced and knowledgeable, and all of that I am attracted to... Her conversation was invigorating and surprising."
Alongside Kieron Dyer, Eubank became Campbell's main ally in the jungle.
But he admitted he was "between a rock and a hard place" when Campbell clashed with others in the camp, such as Tony Hadley.
Eubank left the competition without taking part in a bushtucker trial, telling Ant and Dec: "I thought I would actually get an opportunity to do the trials at the end, but there you are."
Vicky Pattison volunteered for the latest trial when the group decided it was time for a woman to have a go.
Pattison completed the badvent calendar trial at record-breaking speed, collecting all nine stars from nine boxes where she encountered fish guts, frogs, snakes, green ants and crocodiles.
Arriving at the trials area, she told show hosts Ant and Dec: "All the lads have been putting themselves forward and been very vocal so I thought it was about time someone did it for the girls - so here I am."
She then had nine minutes to scramble up and down the advent calendar, braving the creatures behind each flap.
After the trial was over, Ant and Dec told her: "Can we let you into a little secret? You've done that quicker than any of the people that tested it."
Returning to camp, she told her fellow contestants: "I feel like a hero, I feel wicked."
Meanwhile, camp leader George Shelley was feeling less positive, telling Ferne McCann: "I feel like I've hit a wall."
As they bathed in the creek pool together, the Union J singer said: "I've no energy, I feel really low... I'm so ready to go home now but I feel like I'm being ungrateful by saying that."
But McCann told him: "When times are hard and you're feeling down, think, you're 22 years old, in an amazing successful boy band, how lucky are you? And it's five days to go, you can do it."
Shelley also struggled with taking command as leader, with deputy Campbell telling him what to do.
He said: "I'm finding being leader quite difficult because you have to make sure everyone is happy and at the same time make sure the camp is running smoothly. Everyone is a lot older than me and they get annoyed when I have to give out commands."
Seeing Shelley's distress, Campbell - who has two adopted 22-year-old sons, Misha and Dima - said: "I want to be in a position to assist him in any shape or form. He's 22 years old and he's not equipped to cope with some of the vicious things people have been saying in here."
The ITV show will conclude on Sunday, when the king or queen of the jungle will be crowned.