I’m A Celebrity 2017: Jamie Lomas, Rebekah Vardy win eleven meals after enduring The HoleCampmates finally enjoy a full dinner after the latest Bushtucker Trial
The I’m A Celebrity 2017 campmates finally won a full dinner when Jamie Lomas and Rebekah Vardy teamed up to enter ‘The Hole’ in the latest Bushtucker Trial.
Previously, Iain Lee panicked and quit the ‘Temple of Gloom’ challenge, leaving the celebs with only rice and beans to eat.
With eleven hungry mouths to feed, the pressure was on for Becky and Jamie to bring home the bacon yesterday.
Becky felt she was fortunate to have a partner to work with. “It’s easier to do a Trial with someone else, because you spur each other on,” she said.
“It doesn’t make it better, but it does make it easier.”
Meanwhile, Jamie was thrilled to finally take matters in to his own hands, having been stuck on basic rations for eight of his nine days in the jungle.
“This is my first Trial,” he pointed out. “There is no better motivation to go out than to feed yourself and your fellow campmates.”
At the Trial clearing, Ant and Dec told the duo they’d enter The Hole, which led to three underground hollows.
It was an endurance task, so they had to spend a set amount of time in each hollow to win the stars on offer.
Once Becky and Jamie had strapped themselves in to the first hollow, they were showered with cockroaches, crickets and mealworms.
Although Jamie proclaimed that the bugs “proper stink”, they successfully lasted three minutes, winning the three stars on offer.
The Hollyoaks actor confronted one of his fears in the next section, where they were joined by rats.
“I f***ing hate rats, oh God,” he squealed. “They’re my biggest phobia, this is my worst nightmare.”
Becky, however, took the rodents in her stride. “I’ve dealt with worse rats than these in my life,” she joked.
With four more stars in the bag, they moved on to the final hollow – and Ant instructed them to remain still as crocodiles started to enter.
“Oh my life, oh f***,” wheezed Becky as the lights went out, leaving the space pitch black.
One of the crocs took a liking to Jamie, resting against the actor’s neck.
After four more minutes, the final klaxon sounded, and the triumphant pair emerged from The Hole, having won all eleven meals.
Back in camp, they pretended they’d only managed three stars – so the other celebs were ecstatic when they revealed the real result.
“It was fantastic that they came back with eleven stars after the disaster of yesterday,” Iain commented. “Everyone’s over the moon that we’re gonna eat today. They did a brilliant job.”
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! continues tomorrow at 9.00pm on ITV.