I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! is back. Ten celebrities have ditched their creature comforts for camp critters and tackling life in the Australian bush.
This year’s celebrities are Actress & Singer Jamie Lynn Spears, TV personality and Radio DJ Sam Thompson, This Morning host Josie Gibson, TV presenter Fred Sirieix, YouTuber Nella Rose, GB News host and ex politician Nigel Farage, Food Critic Grace Dent, Pop star and TV presenter Marvin Humes, EastEnders star Danielle Harold and Hollyoaks Icon Nick Pickard.
NELLA OFFENDED BY FRED
In the morning the campmates were talking about the weather with Fred saying: “It’s just rain, rain, rain, it’s chucking it down.”
Grace said: “Camp to me feels like about day 11 at Glastonbury. Really rainy Glastonbury. Instead of seeing Coldplay tonight, I’m just going to see Fred in his underpants again.”
Fred then tried to offer Nella rice, but she ignored his calls to her.
In the Bush Telegraph Nella explained: “Last night after dinner Fred made a comment about him basically how he could be my dad. I took offence to that because one of the first conversations we had together was me opening up about the fact that my dad’s passed away.”
Fred asked again: “Seriously Nella, you should eat, don’t you think? Nella? Nella? Nella?”
Nella said: “Right, so why does he keep calling me?”
Fred called again: “Nella?”
Nella in the Bush Telegraph continued: “I didn’t say anything about it last night because I was kind of just annoyed about it. So I slept on it and I kind of thought about it and I was just like, this is not the kind of person I want to be around.”
Fred approached Nella and said: “Nella? Darling? You don’t want to eat?”
Nella replied: “Can you leave me alone?”
Fred answered: “OK.” He went on to ask: “What have I done to you?”
Nella explained he’d made a comment the day before, saying: “You know that my mum’s dead, and you know that my dad’s dead. You know that, right? I’ve come to find out that every time I wanna get creative around the fire, or I want to have something my way, my own food that I am entitled to, my way, you tend to get an attitude, right?
“So yesterday, when I wanted to burn fat that you were going to throw away anyways, it’s not even something that we needed to survive in camp, you turned around to me, with an attitude and said, ‘You know I could be your dad, right?’ To me, I don’t care how you said it to me, it’s disrespectful and I don’t want to talk to you. I don’t want to be around you. I only allow people to disrespect me once. You hurt my feelings. I was very upset… you keep trying to speak to me when I don’t want to speak to you. I would rather stay away from you, I don’t want to eat your food, I don’t want to talk to you. We can just live, you live on that side, I live on this side.”
Fred replied: “I am so sorry. Can I just say? First of all, I am sorry I’ve offended you. I am unaware that you felt offended. I am unaware that what I said would lead to this conversation, I only said that in a way because I am older than you, I am 51 and you’re 26.”
Nella said: “I’m not stupid, you’re not going to little girl me, you’re not.”
Fred said: “Nella, it wasn’t like that at all.”
Fred added: “Either I made a mistake and I said something and I offended you, I’m really sorry. I’m really sorry you feel like this.”
Nella said: “I accept your apology, but in order for us to live in this camp together, I don’t want to eat no food that you’re cooking, don’t talk to me, you stay over there, I stay over here and we can live. I’m good. Yeah. You stay over there. Look at your face, you’re smiling.”
Fred went on to ask: “You could have said straight away, ‘Excuse me Fred this is upsetting me.’”
Nella said: “Can you not clock on the vibe?”
Fred replied: “No, because you’ve been sleeping quite a lot so I thought you were tired. If I made a faux pas, unwillingly, unconsciously, I am very sorry. But this was all it was. That’s all it was. If you want to take it to the nth degree and not speak to me anymore, it’s your choice.”
Nella: “You only get one chance to disrespect me. I accept your apology but let’s not be friends. How about that?”
NIGEL DESCRIBED PLANE CRASH INJURIES
Nigel told his campmates about his previous plane and car crash.
Josie asked: “What were you doing at the time when you were flying a plane, where were you going?”
Nigel admitted: “Being an idiot, flying a banner.”
Fred asked: “What was on the banner?”
Nigel replied: “A Brexit message, obviously…”
Fred asked: “What was the message?”
Nigel said: “Vote for independence or something like that.”
Nigel continued to explain his injuries: “I don’t recall being unconscious, but I do recall the explosion, the plane flipping over, being stuck in there, everything broken… every rib front and back, split sternum, punctured lung… it was bad.”
Nick asked: “How long were you hospitalised for?”
Nigel said: “Not as long as I should have been, I discharged myself, I got bored.”
Grace laughed: “Oh yeah, I can tell you’re one of them.”
Nigel said: “When bad things happen to you in life you’ve got to make a decision. Have I been unlucky, have I been lucky?”
Grace asked: “Do you think that flavours how you live your life? That devil may care attitude?”
Nigel replied: “Yeah. That was one of the things. I’ve had a few things happen which I think does actually help with thinking, ‘Sod it I’m going to do what I believe.’”
Grace asked: “When you stand up in a room and make a speech that’s incredibly unpopular, do you think that flavour of it is you only live once?”
Nigel replied: “Definitely.”
Grace asked: “You don’t mind being unpopular?”
Nigel said: “It depends who you’re unpopular with.”
TRIAL SAW NELLA SHOUT ‘I’M A CELEBRITY’
Voted to do the latest Trial by the public Nella joined hosts Ant and Dec at the Trial clearing to hear what she would be facing.
Nella said: “I just feel like everybody thinks I’m going to do so well. The pressure’s on me.”
Ant explained: “Nella, this is No Time To Cry – through the fence and hidden deep underground is an evil villain’s secret lair. You have to take on the role of secret agent and infiltrate that secret lair, collecting stars as you go. The stars are hidden behind protected glass. To get them, you’re going to need this super hi-tech magnetic secret agent watch…”
Dec said: “It’s basically a magnet we’ve glued to some velcro. But you get the idea.”
Encouraging her, Ant said: “We’re all behind you.”
Dec joked: “Quite far behind you…”
Once underground Nella faced a maze of lasers. She had to try to navigate them while trying to free the star with the magnetic watch. Breaking the lasers, she kept being forced to start back at the beginning.
With three stars in her bag, a frantic Nella rushed past points in the Trial as Ant and Dec tried to encourage her back. She then faced being electrocuted as she attempted to get a further star.
Nella then chose to leave the Trial early shouting: “I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!”
Rejoining Ant and Dec with three out of 10 stars for camp, she said: “That’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Confined spaces. The electric shocks. I was confined, underground, electrocuted, it was giving hell. I feel like I was in hell. They’re going to be so disappointed in me… I’m so disappointed in myself.”
MARVIN, SAM AND FRED DISCUSSED MEETING THEIR PARTNERS
At the creek, Marvin, Fred and Sam had a chat about meeting their partners.
Marvin asked: “What was your first date with Zara?”
Sam described a dinner date: “We got loads of sake, started singing in the restaurant. We were a little bit drunk and I asked her if I could kiss her.”
Of how they first started speaking, Sam said: “Fred, I’m going to be honest with you mate, it was really romantic… she slid into my DMs. This is so lame. I liked a couple of her photos to just to sort of let her know I was alive and she followed me on Instagram… then I said to her, ‘Look I’m going to be really honest with you I’m really bad at this digital texting stuff, I’m going to get it wrong soon, can I take you out on a date…?’”
Of meeting his now wife, Marvin said: “I met Rochelle when JLS and The Saturdays were doing shows together. I’d always said to the boys, ‘I really like her, I think she’s hot’. We went to a nightclub in Ireland after doing a show together one night and we were just chatting, getting on really well. She went to the toilet, right? She left her handbag at the table with me. So then, I thought, right, got her phone out and called myself so I had her phone number. It took about three months of pestering her to get a date.
“[Our first date was] McDonald’s car park in Wembley… that was our first date. Here we are 13 and a bit years later, three kids… I’m very, very lucky.”
Fred said: “I’ve never had a bad date. But the way I met Fruitcake, I met her in Peckham… I was walking up and she was smiling at me and I was smiling at her and I liked her eyes… I just had to talk to her… I asked for her number, I said, ‘Shall we go for a drink tonight?’ That was 9 years ago. We’re getting married next year in Jamaica.”
Sam said: “Shall we go Vegas [for the stag]?”
Fred laughed: “That’s the place!”
Sam said: “We’re going Vegas! If you let me organise it, I promise you you’ll have the best time ever.”
Marvin laughed: “I’d love to see Sam’s organisation of Fred Siriex’s stag. That’ll be next level.”
DANIELLE AND SAM GAVE JAMIE LYNN A PEP TALK
Getting upset in camp, Jamie Lynn told Danielle and Sam: “I don’t know how I’m so emotionally weak.”
Danielle told her: “You’re so strong. This is tough babe, tough. So tough. It’s not easy.”
Jamie Lynn said: “Why am I crying so much? Josie has a baby at home…”
Sam comforted: “It’s important to remember you’ve come from a whole different continent, you don’t know anyone here, it’s hard. It’s real hard.”
Danielle added to her: “Look at the s*** you’ve been through in your life, right? This, a little bit of rain in the jungle, nothing.”
Jamie Lynn replied: “But at least all that s*** I could go home to my babies every night, you know? That’s it, that’s all I need in life. It feels a little bit overwhelming. They’re not even close.”
Jamie Lynn continued: “I’ve got to just do it. I don’t know why I’m being such a baby.”
Sam noted: “I get it man, I’ve got two cats at home – Albus and Cedric – little fluffy men. Know what I mean? So I get it. Not kids, but I get it.”
Smiling, Danielle said: “Let it out Sam…”
In the Bush Telegraph Jamie Lynn said: “You have your campmates pull you up and you’re like, ‘I can do this, I can do this.’”
FOUR CAMPMATES TRIED TO WIN LUXURY ITEMS FOR CAMP
During the night, the campmates found out there was a chance to win their luxury items.
Danielle, Sam, Grace and Marvin were tasked with standing behind bars. They had long paddles, which they had to use to hold up a box denoting each campmate’s luxury item. They had to hold it up long enough to stop it falling down a trapdoor.
However, not only was it tricky to hold the boxes, they were also showered with critters.
So as they battled to win Nigel’s camping chair, Grace’s lipstick, Marvin’s body lotion, Jamie Lynn’s pictures of her kids, Josie’s silk printed pillow with her son’s face on it and more. They ended up winning four of the campmate’s items.
In the end they won Josie her pillow, Danielle won her pineapple shaped lilo, Nick won his cushion and Nella got her lip gloss.
Back in camp the campmates were shocked to hear the critter showers they’d faced during the challenge and rallied after losing out on the majority of the luxury items.
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! continues Wednesday at 9pm on ITV1 and ITVX