I'm A Celebrity 2016: Martin Roberts emerges from 'Hell Hollow' Trial with eight stars

BBC presenter contends with claustrophobia and most snakes EVER in a single challenge


Claustrophobic Martin Roberts put in a valiant effort while facing his greatest fear in 'Hell Hollow', the latest I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! Bushtucker Trial.

With the fate of the celebs' dinner in his hands, Martin was nervous, as he was desperate not to do "the buried alive one".

"I am absolutely petrified, my biggest nemesis is confined space, the idea of being anywhere confined is my biggest fear," he said.

Lisa Snowdon observed that he'd been the most upset of all the contestants so far, but the group rallied round to support him.


"The camp have been amazing, 'just do your best' they said," Martin commented. "I now know how important the evening meal is. It’s more than just food, it’s the camaraderie, so it’s all on my shoulders."

At the Trial area, Ant and Dec told the property expert that there were two parts to the challenge. As always, he wasn't alone: 52 snakes were involved - the most EVER in a single I'm A Celebrity Trial.

First, he had six minutes to crawl through four chambers in search of six stars. Martin managed to get the first two, but disaster struck when they slipped out of his bag.

After encountering a lizard and a huge python, Martin emerged with four stars. Explaining his loss, he said: "I just didn’t do the bag up."

For part two, Martin had to lay down in the final hollow as he rooted for the remaining six stars. Snakes started slithering around him as the confined space slowly filled with water.

"There’s many a London flat that’s smaller than this," he joked. "Don’t like the view, and it’s got a bit of damp!"

Once time was up, the Homes Under The Hammer presenter was lifted out and Ant and Dec counted his eight stars.

"I am delighted because I’ve survived, I’ve conquered my worst fears, it was total mind over matter," he said.

Back in camp, Martin told the story of his "horrible" ordeal - but the celebs groaned as he continued stringing the result out.

Scarlett Moffatt smirked: "We all sat down, we thought, 'Yep, we’re here for the long haul, best take a seat'!"

Eventually there were cheers all round when Martin confirmed he'd won eight out of a possible twelve meals.

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