Monday 11 December 2017

Vincent Simone and Matthew Wright third and fourth celebs to be evicted from Jungle

Vincent and Matthew appeared delighted when they heard the news.
Vincent and Matthew appeared delighted when they heard the news.

Ryan Hooper

There was a surprise double eviction for the I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! campmates - as dancer Vincent Simone and television presenter Matthew Wright were given the boot.

Presenters Ant and Dec initially told the duo that only one would succumb to the public vote, before revealing that both would actually be spending their last few seconds in camp.

Italian Simone, a regular on Strictly Come Dancing, was one of two late additions to the camp - along with first evictee Annabel Giles. Meanwhile Wright had emerged as an early favourite with the public after undertaking multiple Bushtucker Trials, and crying.

Speaking after his exit last night, Simone said: "I feel good. I had my time, my experience - I'm happy."

Talk show host and former tabloid journalist Wright admitted he had had to have therapy before going into the jungle.

Wright, who was in tears after his first trial but grew to conquer his fears, said: "The turning point was probably the first trial.

"I didn't think I would get to do it. There were weeks of anticipation before I got into the jungle. I have never touched a spider in my life before - I had to have a bit of therapy."

Wright tipped Westlife singer Kian Egan to become King of the Jungle, while Simone said he wanted reality television personality Joey Essex to take the crown and win the series.

The pair join EastEnders actress Laila Morse and model-turned-television personality Giles in passing through the jungle exit door.

Earlier, ex-snooker champion Steve Davis had the presenters in stitches when he repeatedly failed while taking part in a jungle trial.

Davis, taking on the "Sc-Ayers Rock" task, slipped into the lake below before even starting his 10-minute balance task to claim stars for lunch.

Quipping throughout the trial, Davis, who had difficulty swimming in the lagoon and had to be equipped with an inflatable vest, finished with three stars for the 10 deflated campmates. Finally completing the task, Davis said: "That was awful."

Elsewhere, actor Alfonso Ribeiro indulged Fresh Prince of Bel Air viewers with a rendition of the high-energy dance move he popularised while playing Carlton on the American sitcom.


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