Jungle fever: round-up of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!
By Lauren Wolanski-Bones
So far, the celebrities have eaten pigs' anus, a ridiculous amount of insects and endless servings of rice and beans. They have had no luxuries, other than those that have been earned from horrendous Bushtucker Trials and tasks.
The first celebrity to be booted out of the jungle was Shappi Khorsandi, followed by Kezia Dugdale, and most recently to leave was Becky Vardy. The remaining celebs are battling it out to be crowned the jungle King or Queen, by taking part in trials which involve lip syncing with critters in their mouths, being crawled on by rats and having hundreds of insects dumped onto them.
“You have no idea what it was like in there, they tortured us – there was no chocolate, no champagne,” laughed Shappi, as she was the first to leave the Jungle.
When asked whether she was relieved or disappointed by her exit, she said: “Can I be really honest with you? I’m relieved, I’m so relieved.
“I miss my children like crazy,” she added, before becoming a little tearful.
“I had the most incredible experience and I’m never gonna forget it and I’m gonna see the guys when they come out so there’s no point missing people that you’re gonna see again.”
Becky Vardy added as she departed: “We thought we’d get passed some protein bars or something but no, we literally got nothing!”
Before the eliminations even began, YouTube star Jack Maynard was booted from the jungle for ‘circumstances outside the camp’. Racial and homophobic slur tweets circulated from the celebrity, meaning it was not acceptable for him to be on the popular ITV show.
On Monday's episode, Made In Chelsea star Georgia ‘Toff’ Toffolo endured in a Bush Tucker Trial where she had to lie in a glass box suspended 20 metres above the jungle floor, accompanied by 20 pythons. She brought home a full house of stars for the team, meaning a delicious meal for them last night - no rice and beans!
The celebrities have been through some highs and lows, but fans have taken to social media saying that some of the Jungle residents have been ‘bullying’ each other. Tensions have been running high in the camp due to lack of food, sleep and the competitive nature of the tasks.