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    Posted: 13 Nov 2012 at 10:53

'You lasted FOUR seconds': Bug burial task leaves both I'm A Celeb  camps hungry as 'hysterical' Helen Flanagan and MP Nadine Dorries get no stars

By Lucy Buckland

PUBLISHED: 21:58, 12 November 2012 | UPDATED: 10:09, 13 November 2012

Controversial Tory MP Nadine Dorries and actress Helen Flanagan failed to win food for their team after freaking out during a bug challenge in tonight's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

The pair went head-to-head in the biggest bug drop ever on the show after the public voted in their droves for the two jungle blondes to face the task of lying in the dark for ten minutes in two underground crates or coffins.

And, in what must be a record, Helen lasted four seconds before screaming the magic words: 'I'm a celebrity, get me out of here!', her rival Nadine managed to be submerged in bugs including maggots, crickets and cockroaches before she wimped out after four minutes.


You can do this! Helen Flanagan looks perplexed at the thought of jumping into a coffin crate on her first bush tucker trial


Disgusting: Helen Flanagan takes a look at what she has to face in her bush tucker trial

It got off to a bad start when the seemingly simple task was explained, bugs would fall into the crates, then an allen key would drop.


A worried Helen told hosts Ant and Dec she had trouble using normal keys and asked for some time to pray before she started, possibly asking for some divine help.

When both celebrities got into the crate/coffin and bolts locked the two in, the by now almost hysterical Helen started screaming: 'I don't like this', while Nadine remained silent.


All smiles, now: Helen and Nadine are all laughs as they chat to Ant and Dec... before they are told they are set to experience the biggest bug drop in the history of the show

After a blink of an eye, or four seconds, Helen was helped out of the crate and was taken away by helpers, after she looked near collapse.

Two minutes later 3,000 cockroaches joined the maggots in Nadine's crate, prompting her to complain that something was nipping at her knee.

More maggots were dropped in and as she covered her face with her hand, she said 'You're going to bury me if you put any more in.'


Yikes: Before the trail Nadine said she was determined to win, and her team had faith in her


Buried alive: Helen and MP Nadine Dorries look flushed as they climb into the coffins


Claustrophobic: Nadine looked terrified as she stepped into the coffin


Don't touch me! Helen told Ant and Dec she couldn't even use keys, let alone complete the task


She's a celebrity, she doesn't want to do this! Helen Flanagan looks sick at the thought of her task


Can we pray? Helen asks Ant and Dec if there's time for divine help

Next, 5,000 crickets joined Nadine and again she said that something was biting her as the insects crawled over her body.

'I’m A Celebrity . . .Get Me Out Of Here' she shouted after four minutes.

She emerged from the crate as Helen stared at her incredulously and, while Nadine stood in front of her, covered in critters, she said: 'I’ve got a twig in my hair.'

'Something was biting me and I thought it was a rat biting me and my fear is rats,' explained Nadine.


She wants to go home: Helen whispered to Nadine she wanted to leave the camp just after lasting seconds in the task

She diplomatically added that she thought her camp would be fine with her not winning dinner. Helen said that she thought her camp might be annoyed but said that she had tried.

And as the two celebrities left the area empty handed, Helen turned to Nadine and whispered 'I want to go home.'

The Tory MP didn't seem impressed and simply said: 'Why don't you then?'


Petrified: Helen said she was going to throw up, ten seconds into the challenge


This is a picture taken one second before Helen screamed to get out of the coffin...

Afterwards Dorries, 55, said: 'That was possibly the most horrific thing I've ever done in my life.

'It stopped for me when something started biting my leg.

'It was biting and hurting and in my mind and imagination it was a rat gnawing into my flesh but when I came away there were just two bite marks on my skin but in there it was a rat having me for dinner.


Locked down:Creepy crawlies were stuck in the crates, Helen lasted four seconds


It's a bugs life: Nadine, perhaps not for the first time, gets soaked in creepy crawlies


Emotional: Helen gets taken away after lasting FOUR seconds in the task


Distressed: Helen found it disgusting to have a twig in her hair

'The camp will be very disappointed when I tell them there is no food but they'll also be really supportive as well because we're that kind of team.'

Helen sobbed after the trial and said: 'I'm really struggling. I've even been thinking of going because I just don't know if I can hack it.'

But when she returned back to camp and blurted out that neither she nor Nadine had won her camp mates hugged and supported her. 

'You’ve been crying'  said Linda, hugging the actress.


Breathe: Helen lasted just four seconds, while Nadine Dorries lasted around four minutes

Helen said 'Honestly guys, I swear I really did try. I did get inside it. She lasted about 2 minutes. I lasted about two seconds.

'They drilled me in and they put something down and I thought it was a snake and I just couldn’t deal with it.  In my imagination . . . It was a load of maggots that I could have dealt with but you don’t know what it is because it’s dark but it is upsetting me and I’m feeling humiliated.'

Later David said 'It’s not so disappointing.  It’s like a kid who goes to sports day and they’re doing an event and they come third or something.'

And Charlie said 'When she said she lasted 10 seconds, I was a bit like that is a bit pathetic.'


Pathetic: Is the tide starting to turn against Helen and her weepy ways?

'They drilled me in and they put something down and I thought it was a snake and I just couldn’t deal with it. In my imagination . . . It was a load of maggots that I could have dealt with but you don’t know what it is because it’s dark but it is upsetting me and I’m feeling humiliated.'

Charlie Brooks told her 'You did your best' and predicted that Helen might be chosen again. 'If you come back with no stars tomorrow, we’ll kick your a**e.'


Facing the damage: Helen looked visibly upset as she headed back to camp

'But crying is making you look weak and I’m finding it hard to put a lid on that' said the actress.

Later David said 'It’s not so disappointing. It’s like a kid who goes to sports day and they’re doing an event and they come third or something.'

And Charlie said 'When she said she lasted 10 seconds, I was a bit like that is a bit pathetic.'


Battle of the lily pads: Brian managed to win the camp five hammocks

Later, Helen sobbed in the Bush Telegraph. 'I think I’ll be the person who’ll cry the most in the show ever.'  And she confessed 'I’m really struggling. I’ve even been thinking of going because I just don’t know if I can hack it.'

Brian Conley and Eric Bristow went head to head in the first Dingo Dollars game of the series. The pair had to perch on a lily pad and catch twenty balls with nets. The balls would be fired into the air.

They had to catch five at a time then swim over and place them in the tubes to release their Dingo Dollars.

As they arrived at the game area Brian joked, 'This is not a darts competition - then I wouldn’t stand a chance.'


Out of the park: Brain 'It's a puppet' managed to pull it out of the bag


Not as easy as it looks Eric dove into the water (not on purpose)

Brian found the game easier than Eric who struggled to get back on to his lily pad. As the entertainer placed the last of his five balls in the tube and released the money, Eric had to be told that the game had finished and he had lost.

But the undeterred sportsman vowed to get his revenge and said, 'I’ll have him before it’s over, he’s on my list!'

At the outback shack, Brian was faced with a choice of two items for his fellow campmates, of five brownies or five hammocks.


Well done: Brian is congratulated by Charlie

The entertainer said, 'I’d love a chocolate brownie but at the end of the day hammocks are far more important. If we get a good kip that’s so important for camp.'

Having made his choice, the phone rang back in camp and David relayed the question to the other celebrities.

The question was, what is Brian’s TV catchphrase?  A) Pick up a puppet or B) It’s a puppet. The campmates picked the latter.


We are winners: Brian and Eric look soaked after they emerged from the task

Worried that it may have been a trick question, David set about winding up the girls and said the question was ‘what was the opposite of Brian’s catchphrase.’

Over in Snake Rock, a disappointed Eric returned to camp and delivered the bad news.

A despondent Hugo commented, 'I can’t bear losing one more time. I really, really want us to win tomorrow now.'

Edited by Bren - 13 Nov 2012 at 11:06
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