Watch Ruthie Henshall & Russell Watson tackle I’m A Celebrity ‘Stage Fright’ trial

I’m A Celebrity newbies Ruthie Henshall and Russell Watson took on the latest trial tonight.


There was no public vote in last night’s episode (17 November) as Ant and Dec instead reveale all ten celebs would take on the next challenge.

However they were unaware that they’d be joined by new campers: Musical theatre icon Ruthie Henshall and opera singer Russell Watson.

The pair join the camp tonight for the latest trial, Stage Fright.

They find themselves becoming court jesters, having to perform for their new campmates with 12 stars up for grabs – each star worth a meal for camp.

The first part of the Trial was called Laughing Stocks and was worth 5 stars. Ruthie was in a stock and had to read the first part of a joke and Russell would then have to find the punchline hidden in a barrel using only his mouth – the barrel would also contain incorrect punchlines.


The klaxon sounded and Ruthie was immediately covered in rotten tomatoes as she read the first part of the joke – Russell ducked his head into a barrel of slime and found the punchline straight away. Everyone cheered as they got the first star.

Over the next few rounds Ruthie was covered in over 225kg of rotten tomatoes and Russell had to find the joke punchlines in barrels of slime, maggots, rotten vegetables and fish guts and along the way he also said he’d chipped a tooth in the barrel much to the amusement of everyone.

They got 4 out of 5 stars as they ran out of time on the 4th joke.

The Interval was called Eye Scream and worth 2 stars. Russell and Ruthie had to use their mouths to transfer 3 fish eyes from a large bowl into an ice cream tub and then crush a fish eye over the tub for the juice topping. They did it successfully and everyone cheered.

The final act was called ‘Critters in Ya Knickers’ and worth 5 stars.

Ruthie and Russell had to wear clear large trousers over their outfit which would be filled with crickets and cockroaches. Wearing head-phones they had to dance to iconic songs and their fellow campmates had to guess what the song was.

The songs were, Macarena, Single Ladies, Gangham Style, The Birdie Song and Proud Mary. All the celebrities guessed correctly winning 5 stars and having a dance along the way.

Ruthie and Russell join the current line up of celebs including soap star Beverley Callard, Star of Stage & Screen Shane Richie, Radio 1’s Jordan North, ex Strictly professional AJ Pritchard and TV host Vernon Kay.

Also in the Welsh castle are EastEnders actress Jessica Plummer, journalist Victoria Derbyshire, Olympic legend Sir Mo Farah, Paralympic athlete Hollie Arnold and author Giovanna Fletcher.


Fronted by Ant and Dec, I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here continues each night on ITV.

Alongside the main series, you can catch spin-off The Daily Drop via ITV Hub each morning from 7AM.