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New ordeal for Panto villan Pat in Jungle

By Robert Dex

Published 23/11/2011 | 08:48

Sharp set for the Bushman's Bungalow.
Sharp set for the Bushman's Bungalow.

SELF-styled "panto villain" Pat Sharp will have to endure another bushtucker trial in I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! after he was chosen by the public for the second day in a row.

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The trial will take place in an empty shack, called the Bushman's Bungalow, deep within the jungle, and is said to have snakes hidden in wardrobes, chairs crawling with maggots and toilets full of slime.



The former mullet-haired presenter claimed his outbursts against his fellow contestants were all part of a plan to win much-needed food for the camp.



The sharp-tongued Smooth Radio host had blasted Sinitta for "wimping around" after her poor performances in the bushtucker trials left them hungry.



He was promptly voted in to take part in the next trial and told the So Macho singer it had been his "plan all along" and that was why he had also threatened to steal Lorraine Chase's teddy bear.



He said: "I behaved the way I did because I wanted to get the public to vote for me to do a trial.



"I've got a scam going at the moment which is why I went overboard on Tedward, not to make Lorraine cry, I did it to get a go at something, I'm not a nasty person. Don't go on a show and not get involved in it, I want to be on this show, I don't want to sit and watch another task that Sinitta fails, boring."



He did not convince everyone, with Coronation Street actor Antony Cotton saying: "I don't quite believe that," and describing Sharp as "the unfunniest man I've ever met".



But even Cotton was impressed when Sharp came back from the challenge with 11 stars out of a possible 12 after coming face to face with creepy crawlies and lizards along the way.



He said: "He might be a berk, but he still got 11 stars."



Sharp admitted the challenge had been "tough" but said it had been worth it, adding: "Lorraine's happy, we're all friends again. It's going to be great. I'm still the panto villain. I'm just going to carry on being me."



I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! is due to be aired on ITV1 on Thursday at 8.30pm.

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