Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 23 September 2014

McKeith takes the plunge for task

Gillian McKeith overcame her fear of water for the latest task

Screaming Gillian McKeith managed to overcome her fears and actually win meals for her I'm A Celebrity camp-mates by tackling a bushtucker trial.

The nutritionist has already refused challenges and collapsed live on TV earlier this week, prompting fellow contestants to accuse her of faking it to avoid the tasks.

But McKeith tackled her fear of water - heading under the surface for the first time in her life, she claimed, - to win five stars.

The shrieking TV star has had a number of phobias which have stopped her completing her tasks during her days in the jungle for the ITV1 show I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!.

And her camp-mates have become increasingly frustrated that she was continuing with the show, despite her refusal to take part. But viewers have relished putting her through the dramas by choosing her repeatedly.

For the latest task she had to team up with Dom Joly to tackle the "fisherman's fiend" challenge.

McKeith has already spoken about her water worries and claimed she nearly drowned last year.

The pair were shut into a giant lobster pot which slowly submerged in a tank of water and they had to delve into boxes of water critters to retrieve their stars.

McKeith had to tackle fish and crayfish while screaming. She told Joly her cries were "to make them go away".

As she found herself waist deep, McKeith sobbed: "Oh my God I'm going to drown".

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