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Ex-Strictly dancer Ola Jordan leaves the celebrity jungle after public vote

Published 29/11/2016

Lisa Snowdon was the second contestant to leave the I'm A Celebrity jungle
Lisa Snowdon was the second contestant to leave the I'm A Celebrity jungle

Ola Jordan has become the third contestant to be eliminated from I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

The former Strictly dancer was voted off the ITV reality show by viewers and follows DJ Danny Baker and Lisa Snowdon, who have already got the boot.

Gasping "Oh my God, Oh my God" as she raced across the rope bridge to be greeted by presenters Ant and Dec, Jordan said she had "loved every minute" of her 17 days in the jungle but that it had been a lot tougher than she thought it would be.

She said: "The toilet, drinking the water that you have to boil, the things you don't see at home. Living on rice and beans, it's hard. You deal with it, but it is hard."

The star's jungle adventures included being covered in thousands of critters in the tomb of Terror Bushtucker Trial and walking the plank more than 300 feet in the air.

"I always loved the show, I'm a big fan, and I always thought, 'I can do this, I can do this', but it's not as easy," said Jordan.

The dancer told Ant and Dec that she had got on well with the other contestants and had really bonded with the women - her "girl squad".

She now wants former Countdown star Carol Vorderman to be crowned Queen of the Jungle.

In the latest instalment of the show, Vorderman and Olympian Sam Quek had to brave dizzying heights after volunteering for the latest trial for the sake of "girl power".

Battling "jelly legs" and vertigo, the duo had to walk back and forth over a narrow plank raised 20 metres in the air in a bid to secure meals for their teammates.

Reeling from the loss of model Snowdon, Vorderman and Quek chose to tackle the Hot Sc-Air Ballooning trial on "a day for girls".

"Whatever you can throw at us, bring it on," said Vorderman, pounding her chest with her fists.

Quek said: "Today is a day for girls. This one is for Lisa!"

However, their success seemed less certain when they arrived at the trial spot and Ant and Dec explained they would each be lifted high off the valley floor in different balloons and would then have to inch across a plank to swap stars. O ne tumble off the plank would mean losing a meal for the jungle camp.

With the clock counting down, Vorderman and Quek were raised in the air before they started to gingerly walk across the perilous plank.

As the platform was raised another few metres, part of it fell away, leaving them with an ever-narrower path to walk.

"I've got my jelly legs back," said a trembling Vorderman.

After making their way back to the safety of their balloons, Vorderman and Quek discovered they had won 10 meals for camp.

"We did it Sam, we smashed it, and the girls are back in town. That was the best thing!" said Vorderman.

"Girl power, so happy, I loved that, but my legs went again like jelly."

It was a good day all around, as the hungry campers also won themselves a lavish treat of chips, crisps and alcohol.

The contestants had to travel on an underground train strewn with rubbish, rotting offal and jungle creatures to find tickets to a special destination.

The tickets then gave the group entry to The Jungle Arms, where they ate hot chips, crisps, nuts and cheese.

Diversity dancer Jordan Banjo said: "People at home will not know how much this means to us. Makes you appreciate it. This was so worth it. I'm buzzing."

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