I'm A Celebrity 2017: Shappi Khorsandi wins her Meal Ticket in nightlight challenge

Jack Maynard and Vanessa White dropped out of the endurance task

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The I'm A Celebrity 2017 campmates rewarded Shappi Khorsandi with a Meal Ticket yesterday after she held on long enough to win it in a nightlight endurance challenge.

This year's campmates started off with four of the coveted Meal Tickets, which are currently the only way they can escape basic rations.

However, their holders went hungry after an encounter with a snake led Amir Khan to quit the first Bushtucker Trial.

Dinner proved to be a miserable affair, with the celebs only getting tiny portions of rice and beans to eat.

Afterwards, three of them got the chance to bag some more tickets in a bonus endurance challenge.

Jack, Shappi and Vanessa each had a nightlight, and their task was to hold on to the cord that illuminated it until a klaxon sounded.

If one light was lit when time was up, they'd earn one Meal Ticket; any more would earn them two Meal Tickets.

The pitch black surroundings unnerved the trio, with Vanessa letting go first after a noise made her jump.

Jack complained that his fingers were hurting, but it was a leaf that caused him to release his cord.

"The jungle is a very, very scary place at night," he said. "I've never been so embarrassed in my entire life.

"Why did you get only one meal ticket guys? Oh, I was attacked by a leaf and I flinched!"

Fortunately, Shappi's light was still on when the klaxon sounded, so they returned to camp with one Meal Ticket.

There was a debate over who should receive it, with the comedian saying she wanted to give it to Stanley Johnson.

However, the politician insisted she took it, saying: "That's very nice of you. Why don't you keep it? You just won it."

Shappi eventually relented and became the fifth campmate to secure food privileges.

"Stanley is an old school gentleman, and I respected that by accepting the Meal Ticket, which sounds like the least gracious thing ever," she commented.

I'm A Celebrity continues tomorrow at 9.00pm on ITV.

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