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I’m A Celebrity 2017: Kezia Dugdale, Stanley Johnson win just five stars in Bushtucker Trial

Kez had to stand in for Rebekah Vardy after she was excused on medical grounds

A political coalition of Kezia Dugdale and Stanley Johnson flopped in the latest Bushtucker Trial on I’m A Celebrity 2017 after Rebekah Vardy was excused on medical grounds.


Viewers of the ITV jungle show had voted for Becky and Stanley to face yesterday’s food challenge, ‘Fear Factory’.

However, shortly after the announcement, the former visited the Bush Telegraph, revealing that she felt “lethargic”.

Both celebs made their way to the Trial, but again Becky said she was unwell. Medic Bob gave her a check and decided to rule her out due to low blood pressure.

Back in camp, Jennie McAlpine read a message announcing that, as she came third in the public vote, Kezia would replace Becky.

“Hopefully everything will work out OK,” she said. “Becky will be fine, Stanley and I will get on like a house on fire and bring eleven stars home.”


The former Scottish Labour leader soon greeted her Conservative companion at the Trial clearing.

“I can’t believe I find myself standing next to this man,” joked Kez. “I’ve got to work with a Tory to get dinner.”

“That’s the price of a coalition government,” smirked Stanley.

In ‘Fear Factory’, one of the duo had to lie in ‘the rotator’, a tombola-style contraption, while the other rested on a giant cog.

Ant and Dec would ask a series of ‘A or B’ questions. If the celeb in the rotator thought the answer was A, they had to roll a large ball bearing down to the cog; if they thought it was B, they’d roll a small one.

The celeb on the cog then had to throw the bearing in to a pipe, which would pass it through to the Geordie duo.


The more correct bearings they provided, the more meals they’d win – and, being a Bushtucker Trial, there were also jungle critters to contend with.

Kez agreed to lie in the rotator, where she was covered in giant mealworms, cockroaches and crickets. Meanwhile, two buckets of green ants joined Stanley on the cog.

Getting the answers right was only half the battle, as Stanley found himself having trouble aiming at the pipe.

To make matters worse, the lights went out during question nine, plunging the Factory in to darkness.

Eventually, the pair emerged from the dark hut, and Ant and Dec revealed they had got nine questions right.

However, only five ball bearings made it out the pipe, meaning they’d only won five meals for the group.


Although the result was disappointing, Kez and Stanley remained upbeat.

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“Everyone leaves camp with the ambition of coming back with eleven stars,” Kez commented.


“But five stars means something other than rice and beans, and that’s worth celebrating.”

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! airs nightly on ITV.