I'm A Celebrity 2012 teams race across snake-infested island in first challenge

I'm A Celebrity 2012 - Ashley RobertsThe new I'm A Celebrity contestants started their jungle journies with a bang this weekend when they were dumped on an island for their first challenge.

As usual, the line-up has been split in to two teams, with David Haye, Helen Flanagan, Brian Conley, Charlie Brooks and Linda Robson forming 'Croc Creek', while Nadine Dorries, Colin Baker, Eric Bristow, Hugo Taylor and Ashley Roberts became 'Snake Rock'.

However, in a new twist, this year each group is unaware of which stars are on the opposing side.

Shortly after meeting each other over fruit cocktails, the teams were unceremoniously whisked away to a barren, snake and tic-infested island, and deposited on opposite sides.

With only walking boots, a GPS system and a set of instructions at their disposal, the teams had to race each other across the island to a helicopter.

The winners were allowed to enjoy one last night of luxury before making their way in to camp - while the losers had to bed down on the island overnight.

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Snake Rock elected to make Ashley their leader - a decision which pleased Eric, who mused: "It’s not everyday you get a lead in the bush by a blonde."

Hugo was also impressed by the former Pussycat Doll, gushing: "Ashley is the most positive person you’ve ever met on the planet."

Meanwhile, David Haye took charge for Croc Creek - but as he powered ahead, the others found it hard to keep up. "We’re going quite fast, I’m not really sporty kind of person but am trying my best," moaned Helen.

"I hope I’m not the one keeping them back," added an exhausted Linda.

You can find out who wins by tuning in to tonight's I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here launch show, at 9.00pm on ITV1.

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