Life in camp kicked off with a big surprise last night, with Gillian McKeith being delivered into camp… in a box.
Suddenly appearing, she announces: “I couldn’t let you do this without ‘Jungle Gill’. Hi! I’m back again! 12 years later on the I’m A Celeb show.”
Shaun in the Bush Telegraph says: “Gillian came out of a box. I was very surprised. I probably could have done without it being Gillian, yeah.”
Gillian in the Bush Telegraph says: “How do I feel about Shaun Ryder being here? I said hello, he said hello, it was all very cordial. What can I say?”
In camp, Paul asks Shaun about his last experience of being in camp with her: “Is she as mad as a box of frogs?”
Shaun replies: “Yeah… I nearly killed her.”
Back in the Bush Telegraph, Shaun says: “I’ve been trying to be nice to her. I’m a different person, whatever. I don’t think Gillian was pleased to see me.”
Later, food arrives from their walk in challenges, where they won six stars. Learning they have got wild kudu, Shaun says: “Sounds like a funny word for vagina or something…”
SHAUN’S HIP SHOCKS AS GILLIAN HAS SOME THOUGHTS ON THE LONG DROP
During the night, Shaun’s snoring is causing a stir in camp.
Fatima says: “He really snores. It sounded like someone who was drowning underwater.”
Shaun in the Bush Telegraph says: “I thought Fatima had come to assassinate me in the middle of the night! She’d come to tell me to stop snoring.”
Fatima wasn’t the only one not getting a good night’s sleep, with Phil admitting: “Terrible night’s sleep. I woke up feeling like a banana. I don’t think I can sleep in those hammocks you know.”
Then, as Shaun gets up in the morning his hip makes a huge crack. As he cries out, he insists: “I’m alright, I’m alright, it went back.”
Phil reacts: “There was this almighty crack. It was seismic!”
Meanwhile, Gillian has some thoughts on the condition of the long drop: “The long drop, it’s disgusting. The toilet roll is saturated. It’s nauseating.”
She tells Helen: “There’s people ‘widdling’ on the seat. We’re going to have to talk to them. There’s going to have to be a discussion about this. It’s embarrassing, it’s disgusting. What if you sit on the seat and there’s the residue of someone before?”
Is Gillian set to pull rank in camp?
JANICE AND JORDAN FACE TODAY’S EATING TRIAL
Ant and Dec return to camp later on to let the celebrities know that two campmates will be taking part in today’s Trial.
Dec says: “In true I’m A Celebrity fashion we’re starting off with an eating Trial!”
He adds: “Two of you will be sitting down to a ‘Bush Banquet’.”
Janice says: “I won’t do it and everyone will starve. I can’t eat s*** from a frog.”
Unfortunately for Janice, she soon learns that she has been chosen alongside Jordan.
Janice insists: “No, I ain’t doing it mate. I can’t do it. Why did you choose me when you knew I couldn’t do it the last time? I’m no longer in love with you Ant. I’m seriously in shock.”
Jordan says: “One time I went to a really posh restaurant, I ordered lobster. It came out, head on, eyes there, claws… I couldn’t even do that. It’s not looking good.”
The duo are told they will face 10 dishes, each worth a meal for camp.
But what leads to Jordan detailing hairs brushing the top of his mouth? What does Janice fear will ‘squirt’? And is anyone left vomiting by the end of the Trial?
AMIR TALKS BOXING AND HIS BUMPER WEDDING
In camp, Amir is discussing his boxing career, telling his fellow campers: “Now that boxing’s stopped it’s like a big burden off my shoulders.
“This last fight I wasn’t even nervous. It was like another day at the office. Someone told me this as well that when you start thinking like that it’s time you should call it a day as you’ve lost love for it.”
As talk turns to his wedding, Amir says: “I ended up doing mine [my wedding] in Hello magazine. I had 4,000 people at my wedding. 4,000! I mean, it’s family, friends, everyone likes to be there. If you call one family member they want to bring their auntie, uncle, cousin, brother, sister… I probably spent about a million pounds on my wedding. Can you believe that?”
He adds: “The ice cream man got an invite as well. If I was ever to do it again it would be me and my wife and keep it simple.”
In the Bush Telegraph he adds: “I think the whole of Bolton must be there. I didn’t even get to enjoy it to be honest with you. It was that busy, that many people there, it was like a massive gala, like a big event happening.”
GILLIAN AND SHAUN MUST TACKLE TODAY’S CHEST CHALLENGE… TOGETHER
A Bush Bulletin brings news to camp later in the day, revealing Shaun and Gillian must team up to take on the first Chest Challenge of the series, Lost Connection, in a bid to win a treat for camp.
Gillian admits: “I have no idea how Shaun and I are going to get along.”
As they leave Janice says: “That could be World War 3!”
Helen says: “Hopefully they’ll bring back a treat… I think the camp would love that.”
Can they put their previous differences aside to work together this time around?
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