Im A Celebrity 2012: Helen Flanagan, Charlie Brooks fail latest trial


Charlie Brooks and Helen Flanagan flopped during the latest I'm a Celebrity 2012 bushtucker trial.

Last night saw the pair voted by the public to compete in the latest task for food for the camp, called Come Dive With Me.

Hosts Ant and Dec explained the rules. Under the surface of the water was a jungle dining room set for dinner. Hidden around the dining room were 12 stars. Helen and Charlie would have to dive under the water and find the stars which were hidden in five domes set on the dining table, ‘fire place’ and a crockery cabinet.

All the stars in the domes had to be collected only using their teeth and mouths, but they could use their hands when collecting the stars from the fireplace.

The middle dome was empty and they were told they could return there for a breather. Helen and Charlie had ten minutes to complete the task, five minutes each.

Once they put their heads in the first dome they could not come out of the water, if they did their part of the trial was over.

Contained within the domes were water dwelling creatures including large yabbies, water spiders, eels, water monitor lizards and crocodiles.

Charlie went first. Having admitted that she found it difficult to hold her breath she quickly went into the first dome. Joined by water spiders she retrieved the first two stars. But as she went into the second dome she screamed when greeted by the small crocodiles. She got one star but confessed she was panicking and struggling to get her breath. With words of encouragement from Ant, Dec and Helen, she attempted to swim to the crockery cabinet but had to return to the surface.

Next up was Helen. She tentatively made it to the first dome and was joined by monitor lizards. But she took the two stars with her hands. Repeatedly told by the hosts that she must use her mouth, Helen went onto the second dome. She was joined in the dome by crabs and again grabbed two stars but with her hands. She failed to make it to the fireplace.

A jubilant Helen got out of the pool but was then told her four stars did not count. Ant and Dec explained, “I’m afraid in the rules it said you have to take them off with your teeth, mouth and you used your hands in both domes. I’m afraid they don’t count. We were trying to tell you.”

A disappointed Helen said, “I think its because I panic so much, I forget using my teeth. I did my best.”

The girls headed back to camp with just three meals.


[cat c="i'm a celebrity"]I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here[/cat] airs nightly at 9PM on ITV1.

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