I’m A Celebrity 2013 day 4: crocodile tears and Joey-isms

Joey Essex has finally dodged the Bushtucker Trial bullet, but tensions are starting to rise as Rebecca Adlington breaks down in tears

One day as one camp and bang, tears.


Yes, the inevitable has happened – having now all met, the campers aren’t so happy after all.

Amid discussions of the life of Miss Universe competitor Amy Willerton, swimmer Rebecca Adlington got upset about the pressures on women to look a certain way.

I’d like to say I listened intently and formed my own opinion on the matter, but my boiler broke at this moment and water was pouring everywhere. It was like my own personal Bushtucker Trial. (I’ve fixed it. I know you were all worried).

I rather enjoyed Alfonso Ribeiro and Kian Egan’s response though – run for the hills.

As the pair escaped the “passive aggressive” shift of mood in the camp, thoughts quickly returned to their stomachs and Joey’s water-based task, Submerged.

Joey was worried about going under water. He usually has showers, not baths. He’s not been in training like he has with counting. He’s ‘sick’ at counting.

Anyway, Joey was rather concerned about crocodiles – something Ant and Dec laughed off (since they weren’t the ones doing the Trial) – and promptly found himself face to face with a whole bunch.

“They were all breathing where I wanted to breathe” he puffed, but returned triumphant with another stellar haul of seven stars.

David Emanuel and Steve Davis won marshmallows in the Dingo Dollar challenge, too. After a little toasting on the camp fire (and I’ll be borrowing a word from Joey here, don’t judge) they were glumptious. 

But the viewing public is getting bored of Joey and his fellow campers actually being pretty blooming good at jungle trials and have nominated Amy for the Hang glider from Hell challenge, which she was super excited about (ie. wasn’t excited about even one little bit).

Tonight, two more members of the camp arrive – former model Annabel Giles and ex-Strictly Come Dancing pro Vincent Simone. After they get through an overnight trial, that is. Vincent’s warned us when he gets really scared his nipples go hard. Which will be, er, glumptious.  

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! continues tonight at 9:00pm on ITV