I'm A Celebrity 2018: James, John and Rita face daunting descent in their quest

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I'm A Celebrity is back tonight as a trio of celebs take on an epic quest.

In last night's episode, it was revealed that James McVey, John Barrowman and Rita Simons will compete to earn the celebs a luxury feast.

They will embark on an epic trek across the Australian outback, searching high and low for stars.

In a first look clip we see the trio having to abseil down a cliff in order to get flags to win stars for camp.

The trio face a daunting descent down a rocky cliff-face but all seem more than up for it.

Rita, John and James are racing against the clock in the trial with 85 minutes given to them in order to complete it.

This was the amount of time won for them by their fellow celebs in Sunday's live trial.

While the trio took a trip to the outback, the rest of the group had to determine how much time they would have for the quest.

In recent years, the live Trials have been parodies of other ITV shows - and this year was no different, as the celebs found out they'd be contestants on The Jungle X Factor.

Former X Factor finalist Fleur did a double take as she saw the stage, featuring a backdrop of the famous X logo covered in leafy vines.

Round one, 'The Sting-Off', saw the celebs have to identify songs performed by Emily Atack and Malique Thompson-Dwyer who found themselves wearing mouth guards and locked in X-shaped cages filled with green ants and cockroaches, wearing mouth

Round two, 'The Sick Chair Challenge', saw the other six celebs take it in turns to eat dead witchetty grubs.

Round three was 'Judges Critter-cism', in which Emily, Noel Edmonds, Anne Hegerty and Harry Redknapp each had 30 seconds to down a different disgusting bush drink.

The last round, 'Dreadlock', Fleur and Nick Knowles climbed in to perspex boxes filled with snakes, where they had a minute to find the two keys that would unlock their 'Golden X'.

Catch I'm A Celebrity tonight at 9.00pm on ITV to see James, John and Rita's epic journey through the jungle.

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