I'm A Celebrity 2020: Watch Russell Watson take on Rancid Rotisserie trial

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Russell Watson took on the latest I'm A Celebrity trial tonight, winning five stars.

With viewers now voting for the nightly eliminations, it's up to the celebs to decide who is taking part in the trials.


This evening it was Russell Watson who put himself forward, taking part in the Rancid Rotisserie.

Russell was told it was a question and answer trial with 10 rounds and 10 meals up for grabs. He was told he’d be strapped to a rotisserie and spun through a batter containing categories.

As he spun, he had to grab a category. He could pass once on a category and spin for another. If he answered the question correctly it was a meal for camp.

Ahead of the trial, Russell said his general knowledge was “not very good” and mainly revolved around “The Jam from 1977 to 1982”.

Russell was shocked to find the batter was very cold, with Ant and Dec calling at the start of each round: "Back in the batter!"

Among his questions were Harry Potter-themed questions, science, history, jungle royalty and castles.

Asked the current world record for the men’s marathon, which he answered correctly, he said: “That’s what sitting next to Mo Farah for two weeks does for you. I’d have never have known that.”

When faced with a television-themed question he joked that his favourite show had been I’m A Celebrity “until now”. And he said: “I got asked to do Celebrity Mastermind, let’s just say I won’t be doing it.”

At the end of the trial, Russell had earned 5 stars and 5 meals for camp.

He told Ant and Dec: “My Dad’s always said it’s a good job you can sing as you can do sod all else.”

Of how the camp will react to his haul he said: “I think they’ll be happy with that. I’m happy with it, just happy to get out of there to be honest with you.”

Russell said: “It was a thousand times worse than I was expecting. I was expecting it to be bad, but it was like they’d had ice cubes in it all night. It was absolutely freezing.”

Singing his way back into camp Russell told his campmates the news.

Beverley said: “It sounds like one of the worst that’s happened so far.”

Speaking in the Telegraph Mo said: “The portion sizes tonight are going to be small. Normally we’ve been hitting high, the 7s, 8s, 9s, 10s, but tonight the trial was tough. As he said. I would have struggled.”


Fronted by Ant & Dec, I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here continues every night on ITV.

As well as the main show, you can catch spin-off The Daily Drop via ITV Hub each morning from 7AM.

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