The Only Way Is Essex’s Ferne McCann was in floods of tears as she took part in the latest gruelling Bushtucker Trial on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
The 25-year-old had to face toads, eels, snakes and crocodiles as she swam through a series of underwater chambers in the Floods Of Fear challenge on the ITV reality show. It was her fourth task on the programme.
Ferne McCann in the Floods Of Fear trial (ITV/REX Shutterstock)
“I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. I don’t think I can do it, I am getting myself in a state, the fear of the unknown,” she told hosts Ant and Dec.
Ferne almost gave up as she dived into the cavern containing eels, but persevered to the third chamber containing crabs and yabbies, before going through to the fourth cave with jungle pythons.
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She could not face the 1.5 metre-long crocodile in the fifth chamber, and told Ant and Dec as her time ended: “I can’t do it. It’s impossible to move him, I am not prepared to move him.”
Ferne proved successful in the trial as she returned to camp with 10 stars, which amounts to meals for her campmates.
She then found herself having to undergo another trial, as both teams participated in the Bad Reception challenge.
Ferne McCann, Duncan Bannatyne and Vicky Pattinson take part in the Bad Reception trial (ITV/REX Shutterstock)
Each team had 30 minutes to find three keys to unlock matching padlocks, as they were joined by jungle critters such as cockroaches and crickets.
Union J singer George Shelley said: “We worked as a team and I think we got through it quite quickly. I’m just praying that it was enough time.”
Duncan Bannatyne picks his prize (ITV/REX Shutterstock)
Both teams were given prizes by the show’s bosses – Duncan Bannatyne won choc ices for his teammates on the yellow team, while Tony Hadley’s red team received freshly laundered clothes.
Former soap star Jorgie Porter, on the red team, picked a hamper full of spa treatments and Kieron Dyer – also on the red team – won an overnight stay at the jungle boutique hotel as his prize.
Jorgie Porter takes a dip in the camp pool (ITV/REX Shutterstock)
Kieron, Lady Colin Campbell (dubbed Lady C) and Chris Eubank chose Jorgie and Tony to serve on them as their chambermaid and bell boy respectively for the night.
Spandau Ballet singer Tony told their teammates Lady C, Chris and Kieron: “We don’t mind doing all the normal challenges and everything else, but dressed up in a bell boy outfit, this is not really what we signed up for, and not really our cup of tea. Myself and Jorgie don’t really feel comfortable about it.”
Brian Friedman (ITV/REX Shutterstock)
Meanwhile, choreographer to the stars Brian Friedman rubbed his campmates up the wrong way as he eyes up the leader’s chair, clashing with Duncan over how they should spend the dingo dimes.
Vicky Pattinson complained he is ‘a control freak’, while Campbell called him a ‘complete pastiche’.
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! continues on ITV every night.