Tuesday 23 January 2018

Fearful Sinitta fails to win stars in creepy crawlie pit


Squeamish Sinitta failed again to win meals for her campmates on I'm A Celebrity because of her fear of creepy crawlies.

The '80s singer managed to retrieve only two stars after she was lowered in an elevator into a pit filled with water in the latest bushtucker trial.

Having been picked to undergo another ordeal on the ITV1 show, she said she hoped people were choosing her to help her face her fears.

However she said that "some of my friends are voting for a laugh - let's make Sinitta suffer".

But she claimed that the camp had been encouraging and supportive of her as she attempted to win 12 stars for dinner. "I've got to try and do something. It's actually worse than I imagine," she told Ant and Dec.

In her trial she was locked in an elevator which descended underground into a pit filled with water.

On the walls of the pit were eight holes, each containing at least one star - but guarded by a variety of jungle creatures. Two holes were above the waterline.

She entered the elevator cage and hummed to herself to keep calm as it was lowered into the water tank.

Standing shoulder deep in the water, she shrieked as she released the lid from the first hole. She constantly shouted to Ant and Dec for reassurance but eventually retrieved a star from the hole, which was full of cane toads.

She went on to the second box and asked what was in it. When the presenters told her it contained snakes, she squealed and refused to put her hand in, instead turning to her third box.

She asked what it contained, but Ant said: "I told you last time and it didn't help." Sinitta put her hand inside the box and retrieved one star, missing the other one that lay next to it.

Something brushed against her hand and that was enough for Sinitta as she shouted "I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!" and ended the trial.

"Oh dear, the shame," she said as she clambered out of the elevator cage.

"I got a feeling of dread. It's getting my mind over that and doing it. The camp won't be impressed and I'm not impressed either. I don't want to go back."

"Two stars. Not great," said Ant.

Meanwhile, Mark Wright of The Only Way Is Essex and newly-arrived glamour girl Emily Scott continued getting to know one another.

They took a dip together and he said: "I'm glad you've turned up because there're more young people. But you're not hot enough."

She splashed him, and he said: "That's my cue to leave." She replied flirtatiously: "You're not bad eye candy yourself."

Celebrities were told they would have to live in teams for the next couple of days as they completed the Gameshow Challenge. The two teams would compete against each other for immunity in the first elimination.

The first game was called Dart Attack and it was hosted by Ian Smith, better known as Harold Bishop in Australian soap Neighbours.

Each team had to select two celebrities to play the game. One would throw a dart on to a dart board which had been sectioned into subjects; the other would have to answer a question. If the question was answered correctly, that team would get a point and their opponent would get an electric shock.

Answer wrongly and the celebrity would receive an electric shock. To make matters worse, the star had to stand barefoot as various jungle nasties crawled over them as they threw.

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