The I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! contestants stuck in jungle jail proved they were a tight-knit group when they picked up knitting needles in a bid to win more food.

Only Craig Charles, Gemma Collins and Nadia Forde were left in the celebrity slammer after former footballer Jimmy Bullard put friends before food and opted to give up one of the stars he earned in the bushtucker trial to free Vicki Michelle to join the rest of the contestants in the camp.

Jimmy, who had to dodge snakes and crabs in an underwater challenge, said he had ‘bottled’ it, but still managed to find four stars.

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Jimmy was brave in the trial (ITV)

Gemma, who had earlier told her camp mates she thought she had caught malaria, was upset she had not been freed and told her new friends: “I want to go. I’m not going to be able to do it.”

The three remaining Slammer celebrities were then given giant knitting needles and told they would get a biscuit for every 10 rows knitted, but Gemma soon lost interest saying: “What’s the point, they are treating us like morons. I’m sorry, but for a biscuit? Of course I want biscuits, but I can’t knit. I’m so hungry and dehydrated and on the verge of dying, I don’t have the mental capability for it.”

The pressure of the I’m a Celebrity jungle was already beginning to get to some of the contestants on only their second day in the camp.

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Gemma has been struggling in jungle jail (ITV)

The Only Way Is Essex star Gemma was disappointed to be left trapped in the jungle ‘slammer’ after the other camp opted to rescue actress Vicki.

“People who murder get treated better than this,” she said. “That’s the truth. Even a murderer gets fed three times a day.”

She also dubiously diagnosed herself with malaria after some disturbing bowel movements. “It’s bright yellow, it’s fluorescent,” she announced to her fellow inmates in the jungle jail.

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Tinchy will take on the next trial (ITV)

Meanwhile, Jimmy struggled with his first bush tuckertrial, Tunnel of Terror, in which the footballer was submerged in an underwater passage with snakes, crabs and other creatures.

Next to face a trial will be rapper Tinchy Stryder, who the public voted to take on the Chamber of Horrors to win food for his campmates.