Wednesday 21 August 2019

I'm A Celebrity stars face live bushtucker trial

Lady Colin Campbell, one of the contestants for I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! 2015 (ITV/PA)
Lady Colin Campbell, one of the contestants for I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! 2015 (ITV/PA)

Friday's episode of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! will feature all the stars in a live Bushtucker Trial called Cocktail & Screams.

But the big question is whether Lady Colin Campbell, dubbed Lady C on the popular ITV show, will take part.

Despite the public nominating her for Panic Pit, she refused to participate because it involved being locked up underground.

"I'm not starting it, sorry. I have a cousin who was murdered by being buried alive. I'm not doing anything that is coffin-like or involves coffins," she told presenters Ant and Dec in Wednesday's show.

The 66-year-old had also ruled out a challenge which involved scrubbing dishes to find clues.

Anything can happen on live TV so this upcoming Bushtucker Trial will be of more interest than usual.

Spencer Matthews, Ferne McCann and Vicky Pattison, the three new reality TV celebrities, spent their first night in the jungle.

"Everyone's so sweet and genuinely nice, and Spencer is nothing like I thought he'd be. I thought he'd be a posh twat," said Geordie Shore's Pattison.

The newcomers took part in Dicing With Danger, a Bushtucker Trial which saw them placed in a series of Perspex boxes.

Ant and Dec explained the rules of the board game. The trio had to throw a dice and the corresponding jungle critter would join them in one of their boxes.

Made in Chelsea's Matthews was first to roll his dice. It landed on a cricket square so he had 2,000 crickets tipped over his head.

Geordie star Pattison threw the dice on a crab square: "Vicky, you've got crabs!" laughed Dec.

The Only Way Is Essex's McCann got to the finishing square first. However, she had to banish one person back to Snake Rock and a basic ration meal of rice and beans.

The 25-year-old immediately picked Matthews.

The two new girls joined the rest of the camp mates in Croc Creek, and two were subsequently banished to Snake Rock with Matthews.

"I like it, it's bigger than I thought it would be. Lady C is a right character. I can't wait to get to know her better," said Pattison.

The two teams took part in a head to head Dingo Dime challenge, with volunteers including footballer Kieron Dyer and boxer Chris Eubank.

Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley did not appreciate Lady C's bluntness when the conversation turned to fitness.

"Chris is in better shape, Tony," she said. "I don't mean to be unkind."

Geordie Shore's Pattison thought it was funny. "Lady C does not give a shit! She looked Tony straight in the eye and told him he was unfit. She has some sass, that woman."

Snake Rock's Matthews, Jorgie Porter and choreographer Brian Friedman lined up against Croc Creek's George Shelley, Dyer and Eubank for a game of bush scrabble.

They had to dive into the smelly swamp, collect letters and make words for points.

"It's a very sheltered life, the life of a fighter, I've never actually played Scrabble," admitted Eubank.

Dyer felt confident because he watches Countdown.

Hollyoaks actress Porter was not happy. "It's absolutely disgusting, it stank in there," she complained. "It smelt like horse poo and vomit. It was vile."

Croc Creek won a delicious meal for their camp. Snake Rock had to put up with rice and beans.

Earlier, soap star Porter had been announced as the new camp leader, as voted for by the public on the I'm A Celebrity app.

The news was greeted with cheers.

"Jorgie is our camp leader, which is brilliant news. She'll be the best ever. So down to earth and laid back," said a happy Shelley.

The blonde actress chose Lady C as her deputy.

"Darling, I love you," said the flattered author.

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! is broadcast on ITV at 9pm.

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