Tuesday 12 December 2017

I’m a Celebrity Get Me In: Sinitta and Pat Sharp join jungle contestants

Mark Wright and Fatima Whitbread, two of the contestants in this year's I'm A Celebrity.... Get Me Out Of Here. Photo: PA
Mark Wright and Fatima Whitbread, two of the contestants in this year's I'm A Celebrity.... Get Me Out Of Here. Photo: PA

Robert Dex

EIGHTIES pop star Sinitta and Fun House presenter Pat Sharp became the latest celebrities to enter the jungle for I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!

They chose the hard journey into the jungle to win an evening meal for their campmates, crossing a highwire suspended above a ravine.

Sinitta went first, using a harness as she had hurt her ankle.

She then encouraged Pat Sharp across saying: "Breathe, breathe, breathe."

As he reached the other side, Sharp said he felt "elevated".

But their next challenge was to spend the night inside a cave, later filled with cockroaches, to win their camp luxury items.

Sinitta described the experience of being in the jungle as "my number one nightmare".

One fan said on Twitter: "I'm loving Sinitta already. She is going to provide us with some hilarious entertainment."

Viewers voted for Dougie Poynter and Fatima Whitbread to go head to head in the next challenge, Rat Run.

Meanwhile Whitbread and Mark Wright had to clear the air off-microphone after a spat.

The pair rowed after former The Only Way Is Essex star Wright tried to keep the camp entertained with his own version of quiz show Family Fortunes.

Things started going wrong when Wright asked his campmates who his favourite footballer was and Whitbread immediately answered David Beckham.

Wright said that was wrong and she told him: "Shame on you, he inspires young people."

The rest of the camp kept guessing until Whitbread said "Redknapp" but opted for the Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry instead of the right answer which was his son Jamie.

A furious Whitbread left the camp to calm down after telling Wright she was "allowed to have my opinion" and that he should "be more respectful".

She returned and asked to clear the air with Wright, but made him take his microphone off so viewers could not hear what was said.

That did not impress Coronation Street's Antony Cotton who told Wright: "That's passive aggression and that's not on. Why did she take away your mic? That's taking away your voice."

The former Olympic javelin thrower also managed to upset Lorraine Chase who said Whitbread was suffering from "a build-up of insecurity".

The ITV1 show - set in the Australian jungle - returned this year with 10 contestants to begin with, including Stefanie Powers, Willie Carson and McFly's Dougie Poynter.

One of them - funnyman Freddie Starr - has already left after he was rushed to hospital after suffering what was thought to be an allergic reaction shortly after eating a foul meal of fermented egg and a camel toe.

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