Sinitta was rewarded with a five-minute visit from her mum in the I'm A Celebrity jungle yesterday after Mark Wright and Antony Cotton faced a friends and family challenge.
Several of the stars' loved ones dropped by dressed in gorilla costumes, and the pair had to guess which primate belonged to which campmate. Taking part were Mark’s mum, Crissy’s friend, Fatima’s son, Jessica-Jane’s fiancé, Willie’s wife, Lorraine’s friend, Pat’s wife, Sinitta’s mum, Antony’s dad and Dougie’s band mate.
Antony and Mark had to guess with only five questions which gorilla belonged to which camp mate, but the pair spent most of the time arguing.
“You are hot headed and don’t listen,” Antony told Mark.
The TOWIE star hit back: “I didn’t ask the questions, you wrote them down and I didn’t get a look in.”
Back at the camp, Antony revealed to the celebrities that one member of camp was to receive a special treat – one camp member was to spend five precious minutes with the gorilla they believed to be their loved one – but only if the boys had identified them correctly.
Antony said they were torn between allowing Fatima to see her son and Sinitta spending time with her mother. Explaining their decision to a tearful Fatima, Antony said: “We wanted Fatima to see Ryan but what if it was wrong, it could be more traumatic if it had not been right so we decided on Sinitta as we felt we could guarantee it was her mum. We thought Sinitta also because out of everyone here you’ve done the most trials and suffered the most traumas. We hope we’ve done the right thing.”
Wiping away her tears, Fatima said: “I agree with you, it would have been emotional for both of us, you've done the right thing just the thought of maybe going to see him has upset me. It is the right thing as it’s too emotional, just the thought of seeing him has upset me.”
Jessica-Jane also broke down in floods of tears when Mark told her that they believe they correctly identified her fiancé Lee Stafford.
Sinitta was thrilled to see her mother Miguel Brown and gave her a big hug. She asked whether she’d caused her embarrassment with her trials traumas and was assured she hadn’t. “Tell the children that I love them and I’ll be the kissing monster when I get out. I love you.”