Friday 23 March 2018

McKeith faints during coffin trial

Gillian McKeith fainted during the 'coffin' trial. Photo: PA
Gillian McKeith fainted during the 'coffin' trial. Photo: PA

Gillian McKeith fainted and had to be given oxygen after she was placed in a "coffin" for her I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! trial.

The petrified You Are What You Eat presenter had warned that she was "going to pass out" when she was told that to win food for her girls' camp, she would have to escape from a crate.

The drama began on the jungle walkway on the way to the trial, when a ranger had to remove a cobweb after the 51-year-old insisted that a spider was blocking her path.

Gillian was pitted against former MP Lembit Opik, who won the Bush Tucker Trial for the boys' camp after he managed to free himself from shackles inside the crate and clamber through his underground escape tunnel.

But Gillian started to scream and panic when water began dripping into her crate, which, like Opik's, had rats inside it.

After she was helped out and released from her chains, the nutritionist fainted and had to be given oxygen by the medic.

She said afterwards: "I thought there was going to be tonnes of water on my face, I couldn't see the lock. I could feel myself passing out. I tried. I desperately tried. I have massive phobias that I'm facing. It's not like I'm not trying.

"I've come here, I've got in a helicopter and I had a friend who died in a helicopter crash so that was a huge deal for me. I slept out in the jungle overnight and I'm terrified of insects and today I had to cross a bridge and I'm afraid of heights."

Gillian later told the other celebrities that she had "fainted twice".

The British public later revealed their sadistic side by nominating her once again for another gruesome challenge. She will fight it out with no-nonsense singer Shaun Ryder in the next Bushtucker Trial - School Dinners.

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