Ashley announced to the camp that the next trial would be called Cruelty Towers. “That’s the same one I did. I have already done it so I thought in my head, I can do this,” said Helen.
Charlie was not happy for her to take on the trial: “Let’s think about dinner and no offence but she didn’t do it the first time and I’m not sure you’ll do it again”
The celebrities asked Helen to explain what the trial involved - a row of dark rooms with animals in each and to get the stars you have to face bug drops.
Rosemary was first to volunteer but said that as they needed food it was probably better for someone else as she’s not good in the dark. Ashley concurred.
It was agreed that David would be sent to bring home the bacon and he took Rosemary and Eric to walk him to the bridge.
CRUELTY TOWERS – BUSH TUCKER TRIAL
David arrived at the Trial and was told what was in store by hosts Ant & Dec.
When asked why he agreed to do it, David replied, “Helen said it was loads of fun and I’d love it.”
Dec joked, “Helen had lots of fun when she was here last time. All five seconds of it!”
David was told, that inside were five rooms, one reception room and four bedrooms. He had to make his way through the whole tower and collect the seven stars available.
However, he wouldn’t be the only guest checking in, he would be joined by a host of jungle critters, which included, snakes, spiders and a crocodile.
He was then told, that in two of the Cruelty Towers rooms, he would have to remove the light bulb to collect one of the stars and would be plunged into darkness. He would only be able to search for the second star once the room was dark. He was given a torch to help him on his search.
The final room contained a surprise and he would have ten minutes to complete the Trial, two minutes in each room.
David entered the first room and was unfazed by the ostrich that occupied the reception area. He quickly removed the lightbulb and got the first star which prompted critters to fall. He moved behind the reception desk to the pigeon holes and found the second star.
Next up was one of the bedrooms which contained 12 snakes. David searched the first set of draws, removed the pillow and slowly lifted the covers on the bed which held a host of various snakes. He quickly navigated round to the other side of the bed and found the next star in the bedside cabinet.
Moving into the next room, David was greeted by a crocodile who was laying on the bed. He had to remove one star from the light which plunged the room into darkness. Advised by Ant and Dec that he should use the torch, David continued to remain calm and unfazed. As he hunted for the second star he said, “What’s the bet its under its head.” He slowly lifted the pillow and found the star. Confidently he stroked the crocodile and said, “He’s not too bad.” But then added, “If he’d started to move about I would have pooped myself.”
In the next room was over 50 spiders. He quickly and calmly found the next star. As he made his way to the final room he said, “I’m thinking you’ve saved the best until last.”
As he opened the door he was greeted by offal and flies. Using his hands he hunted for the star. Promised a surprise, the roof of the room was edging down making the space smaller. Struggling to find the star and with the time ticking, he said, “come on star. I need you baby.”
Time ran out and David had to leave the room empty handed. He said afterwards, “That was disgusting.”
Told he had won six out of seven meals for camp, the champion boxer added, “I did my best, a lot of losers say that. Definitely by far the worst room I’ve been in and I’ve been in some crappy rooms in my time.”
Asked by Ant & Dec if he was surprised Helen didn’t complete it, he said, “ She’s a little squeamish we know that so i can understand why she didn’t do it.” And added, “It is do-able.”
David was disappointed that he couldn’t win a meal for everyone. “I regard that as a big juicy loss, I didn’t think there was anything that this jungle could throw at me that I couldn’t do but how wrong was I?”
Welcomed back by the remaining celebrities, David told how he’d got 6 out of the 7 possible stars. “The last room was covered in three layers of rotting meat and I tried to move the meat which was covered in all the maggots and I couldn’t find the star and ran out of time.”
While Rosemary sympathised with how awful the trial must have been, David said: “I’ve had better experiences on my hands and knees! “
Helen, who only got one star when she attempted Cruelty Towers said: “It sounds pretty hard core to me so I was pleased to take a back seat.”
With Helen out of earshot Charlie said: “Helen wants to do another trial, what do we do?”
David suggested that for fairness, those who wanted to take part volunteered and then the other celebrities voted who should do it, this was agreed by the other celebrities.
[cat c="i'm a celebrity"]Im A Celebrity 2012[/cat] airs nightly on ITV1 and ITV1HD.