I'm A Celebrity 2016 stars get phone calls from family - including Ola Jordan's hubby James

Adam Thomas and Wayne Bridge among campmates connected in switchboard challenge

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Ola Jordan spoke to her husband James Jordan in the I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! jungle yesterday when the campmates played to win PHONE CALLS with their friends and family.

Joel Dommett, Jordan Banjo and Scarlett Moffatt became switchboard operators in the latest challenge, getting 30 minutes to connect as many calls as they could.

But to do so, they had to solve a series of riddles - while contending with the usual mix of creepy-crawlies.

The trio also had control over how long each call lasted, and Joel generously decided to forfeit his so the other celebs could have more time.

With flies and spiders swarming around them, Scarlett successfully put Carol Vorderman through to her friend Amanda.

Cockroaches, crickets and green ants soon joined the mix, with Joel joking: "I feel like a lamb chop that’s been left in the sun too long!"

Martin Roberts lost out on a chat with his wife, but Wayne Bridge won a two-minute call. His friend assured him his family were doing well - but the ex-footballer kicked himself after forgetting to pass his love on to his wife Frankie.

Ola was connected to her hubby, fellow former Strictly Come Dancing professional James. "Oh baby, I love you and can’t wait to see you," she told him.

Larry Lamb also got to speak to his friend Marie, sharing a conversation with her in French.

The players failed their next three riddles, costing Scarlett, Lisa Snowdon and Sam Quek their talk time. After a close shave, Jordan just managed to win his call, from his sister Tulisa.

Finally, Adam Thomas heard from his fiancé, Caroline. "That’s just what I needed," he grinned. "She told me to hang on in there, and that my brothers were supporting me. I’m buzzing!"

I'm A Celebrity airs nightly on ITV.

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