I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here 2010

In last night’s I’m A Celeb, Gillian McKeith offered up a seriously flawed – but I believe totally contrived – scene in which she supposedly fainted…

And The Sun today reports that the show’s bosses are so concerned for her health, they’ve put her on “24 hour watch” for when, or rather if, she throws another “panic attack”.

But while she may well be scared of pretty much everything in the world, I do think she’s exaggerating the bejesus out of it.

And I don’t believe for a second that she fainted when the rangers dragged her out of that crate after yesterday’s task.

Doctor Bob lay her on the ground and gave her oxygen while she persisted with the fake fainting routine, but as soon as a fly touched her, she jumped like she’d been touched by a live wire!

Unconscious people don’t do that. Nor do they respond to commands which Gillian did, breathing deeply when Bob told her to. And at no point did she hyperventilate, and most often when people have panic attacks, that’s one of the first things to kick in.

And just as an aside, what the hell’s wrong with her back?? Shots of her leaving the task area wearing her t-shirt and shorts showed that she has some kind of hump on the left side of her back. Anyone got any clues what that was?

Anyway, right at the end of the show last night, we learned that Gillian had been chosen to do the ‘School Dinners’ trial, and I’m sure she’s going to be chosen to do pretty much every trial…

And I think that’s why she’s doing all this. I really don’t believe her phobias are as bad as she claims they are, and what I believe is that she’s hoping to win the show, then release a book on facing your fears.

She is of course a diet ‘guru’ and in her shows, she talks a lot about PMA (positive mental attitude) so yep, I’d say the entire theatrics is just that and laying the groundwork for her next show/book.

If I was a betting woman, and I am, I’d put money on it that if she stays in long enough, day after day she’ll talk about conquering her phobias and how it’s all getting easier now…

I’d also put more money on it that if she does write a book when she comes out, or host a show, it’ll be about the psychological technique known as ‘flooding’ which many therapists use to help people with phobias.

It’s pretty much what it says on the tin; being ‘flooded’ with what scares you until your brain gives in and says ‘Meh, not so bad after all eh?’

Time will tell I guess! Do you think she’s faking it all or is she genuinely scared witless or absolutely everything?

It seems that diet guru Gillian McKeith is driving everyone on I’m A Celeb nuts by screaming her head off every time she sees a bug.

Gillian has admitted that she’s terrified of anything creepy crawlie, especially spiders, which of course begs the question, why the hell did she agree to go on the show??

The Sun reports that everybody on the show is already at breaking point with her screaming and crying whenever she spots an insect, and given that it’s the Australian jungle, that must be about every 30 seconds.

One insider told the paper, “She has been causing lots of bother by screaming every time she sees a bug – and there are a lot of them in the jungle.

“She is really overdoing it with the dramatics.”

Gillian, 51, explained to viewers, “I have a serious phobia to the point I could faint if I see a spider.

“I feel like I’m having a heart attack.”

She went nuts on her first night in the jungle when she saw a spider on her bed, and apparently ran screaming to the Bush Telegraph room where she wept.

The insider added, “When she eventually went to bed she slept like a baby and was last to get up the next morning.

“It just goes to show she can put on the histrionics when she wants to.”

Gillian claims to have never seen the show and therefore says she had no idea of what to expect, but I find that very hard to believe. Would you agree to something you had no clue about??

The show insider went on to say that she thought she’d be able to stay in a hotel at night if she wanted to, and added, “She has been going on about when they will be able to leave and go to a hotel.

“Everyone knows that won’t happen. The other celebs are starting to get annoyed with her and think she is playing up to the cameras.

“They think she is trying to get sympathy from viewers and get more votes – when in fact it will probably just wind them up.

“She is a very odd lady. She is trying to say controversial things for the sake of it in a bid to make an impression.

“She is coming across as a bit grand – which never goes down well with the other contestants or the viewers.”

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Tonight sees the launch of this year’s I’m A Celeb, and ITV have released details of the first bushtucker trial that awaited the celebs soon after they landed in the jungle yesterday…

And for the first time ever, all the celebs – who were split into two teams of five – took part in the trial called ‘Terrorvision.”

The winners got a night of luxury while the losers slept outside and had basic rations. Lembit Opik and Kayla Collins were the first pair to go head to head in ‘Hell Hole Kitchen’, which required them to grope thorough boxes containing scorpions, snakes and rats to find stars for their team.

Next were Shaun Ryder and Gillian McKeith who had the challenge ‘Not The Ten O’Clock News’. The pair were asked to guess which newspaper headlines were true or false as a shower of bugs and goo rained down on them.

Then Nigel Havers and Sheryl Gascoigne faced ‘The Bug Factor’ during which they had to finish off the lines of a song while being covered with maggots, cockroaches and yet more goo.

Agrros Santos and Stacey Solomon were up next playing ‘Who Wants To Eat A Willy On Air?’ Fairly self-explanatory task there, after which Stacey said she was “spitting penis everywhere.”

Finally, Britt Ekland and Linford Christie competed in ‘Disastermind’, an Australian-themed trivia quiz for which they had to wear helmets filled with spiders.

You can see the outcome of the first bushtucker trials tonight at 9pm on ITV1!

News from the I’m A Celeb camp one day before the celebs are due to arrive in camp is that more than 30 snakes have invaded camp, and experts fear there could be many more.

The snakes in the Australian jungle are of course among the most deadly in the world, and it seems the show’s rangers caught one boa constrictor in camp that was 16 feet long!

The show’s doctor, Dr Bob McCarron told The Sun, “It’s a bumper year for snakes.

“There are now so many we have stopped catching them.”

Good luck with that then celebs!

In other news, ITV have apparently hired a dedicated “minder” to ensure that Shaun Ryder’s notoriously bad language doesn’t get on air.

A show insider told The Sun, “We have someone specially watching Shaun – we know he likes to swear.”

There’ll also be a slight delay on broadcasting during the live shows in case Shaun swears, but he apparently told the show’s producers, “I’m a family man now. I won’t be swearing.”

Guess we’ll see soon enough if that’s the case or not!

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The celebs haven’t even gone into the jungle yet – they’ll be flown into camp on Saturday – but Gail Porter has already quit, and will be replaced by Playboy model Kayla Collins who’s pictured above.

A show insider told The Sun that Gail had decided to quit “without giving much of a reason.”

The insider added, “Often people pull out when they realise exactly how tough it’s going to be.”

In the meantime, when it was revealed that Kayla would replace Gail, a friend of the model’s told the paper, “By the end of next week she’ll [Kayla] be the star.

“She’s young and feisty and she’s no airhead – even if that’s how she comes across sometimes.”

In other news, former Happy Mondays singer Shaun Ryder has told the Daily Mail that he will be “nice” while in the jungle.

Shaun is of course arguably more famous for his drink and drug binges than for his singing ability, but he promised viewers would see “a new side” to him during the show.

He said, “I’m going to be very nice in the jungle. People are going to see a new side to me. I’m a 48-year-old family man now.

“I won’t be swearing and I’m going to miss my kids loads in there.”

And when asked how he thought he would cope with life in the jungle, Shaun replied, “To be honest, I have no idea how I’m going to react to living in the jungle…

“But I can’t wait to get in there and find out.

“I’m going to be given a supply of cigarettes, so I’ll be fine on that front.

“And I’m really looking forward to meeting Ant and Dec too. They’re like Scooby and Shaggy, so I can’t wait.”

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The Sun today has a list of all the celebs who’ve just landed in Australia to take part in this year’s I’m A Celeb, and they are…

Nigel Havers

Gail Porter

Shaun Ryder

Britt Eckland

Linford Christie

Alison Hammond

Gillian McKeith

Lembit Opik

Stacey Solomon

Dom Joly

Sheryl Gascoigne

Aggro Santos

The paper also reveals a few hints of what the stars can expect, and apparently, on their first night in the jungle, they’ll be split into two groups, with one getting to stay in a “luxury villa” while the other group will be sleeping outside with only basic amenities.

A show insider told the paper, “The idea is to cause some rows from day one when the rough sleepers work out how they’ve been had and the luxury lot get all smug.”

However, torrential rain has been lashing the area, and it seems the rangers employed by the show are worried that the rain will drive dozens of deadly snakes into the encampment.

The source added, “The rangers are very concerned about the number of snakes due to the rain, sun and humidity.

“We’ve had several brown snakes in the camp already. These are some of the most deadly snakes in the world.

“The rangers are also worried about the number of tics and way more leeches.”

The celebrities started arriving in Australia yesterday, and until they’re dropped into the jungle on Saturday, they’ll be staying at the Versace Hotel on the Gold Coast.

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