Wednesday 7 December 2016

Danny Baker is first to leave I'm A Celebrity after being the last to arrive

Published 25/11/2016 | 00:21

Danny Baker had a short stay in I'm A Celebrity - but he said the experience had exceeded his expectations
Danny Baker had a short stay in I'm A Celebrity - but he said the experience had exceeded his expectations
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DJ Danny Baker became the first contestant to leave I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!

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Cheerful Baker chuckled after finding out he was the last person into the camp and now become the first to be voted out, telling hosts: "My winning personality once again descends upon the nation."

He said he felt "absolutely tremendous" and said that people could have turfed him out because he might appeared a bit "cavalier" about wanting to stay in the camp.

Campers Wayne Bridge and Adam Thomas had been immune from the show's first live eviction after successfully seeing off a royal challenge from Scarlett Moffatt and Lisa Snowdon.

As members of the programme's royal camp sub-group, ex-footballer Bridge and Emmerdale actor Thomas were voted to take on two subjects from the main camp hoping to win their privileged places from them in a task titled Gates To Hell.

Moffatt and Snowdon were picked to do battle with the pair but failed to capitalise on their opportunity after a bushtucker trial that saw the celebrities race through a mine shaft filled with mud crabs, ant nests, and 5,000 cockroaches.

Bridge and Thomas re-joined Olympic hockey player Sam Quek and professional dancer Ola Jordan at luxury camp Snake Rock

The two royals relished their position of immunity ahead of the first eviction on Friday night, as Bridge said: "I've got immunity, a banquet and a hot shower, I'm happy."

Thomas, who saw off comedian Joel Dommett in Thursday's trial, said: "People have tried to take my throne and I've beat them, King Adam lives on."

Former radio and television presenter Snowdon said she was "gutted" not to have immunity, adding: "I don't want to go just yet, I'm having a ball."

However, the losing pair were later invited back to join the four royals for a banquet of lamb shanks, wild boar, green vegetables, root vegetables, rustic bread rolls and wine after they beat the remaining subjects in a challenge titled Knights In Muddy Armour.

The battle, which involved the subjects pairing up with half wearing blindfolds while the others offered directions to find stars in the mud, led to Moffat revealing she had been nicknamed "Sat Nav Scarlett" by partner Snowdon.

She said: "I once stepped out of work out the back door rather than the front door, got disoriented and I had to call a taxi to get me home."

Disappointed with another meal of rice and beans, Homes Under The Hammer presenter Martin Roberts attempted to convince his fellow subjects to rise up against the royals earning a stern telling off from actor Larry Lamb.

Roberts said: "It occurred to me, perhaps not unreasonable that the peasants stage a revolt," with Lamb replying it was one of his "worst ideas".

Lamb added: "We've had a nice cosy time here Martin, if you want to rock the boat, get on and rock boy, we'll clap you as you do it."

As the group pondered the first eviction Roberts told his camp-mates they were "all his mates and friends" and thanked the group for welcoming him and Baker as latecomers to the group.

Meanwhile, Dommett compared the group to the Power Rangers in that they would be useless on their own but stronger together before Baker added: "I've never done anything like this, but this has far exceeded any expectations of mine.

"Nothing like this has ever happened to me and it's been an absolute pleasure."

:: I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! returns at 9.50pm on Saturday on ITV.

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