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Nadine Coyle has a gas problem on I'm A Celebrity

Nadine Coyle settles into the jungle camp on I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!
Nadine Coyle settles into the jungle camp on I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

By Allan Preston and PA

Nadine Coyle was 'pure gas' on I'm A Celebrity last night as she realised housekeeping in the jungle is tougher than it seems.

After setting up a far-from-luxurious new bed on the jungle floor, the former Girls Aloud singer (34) was sent out to get gas for her fellow celebrities.

"It's not as easy as what you would think. You don't just flick it on, you have to go down and pump the gas yourself which is actually really, really difficult. Harder than it sounds," she joked.

The Derry girl has already faced once of her greatest fears with a terrifying skydive from 10,000 ft.

Other contestants in this year's edition include the reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner, Good Morning Britain's Kate Garraway, rugby player James Haskell, Dublin comedian Andrew Maxwell and EastEnders actress Jacqueline Jossa.

Last night's instalment saw Jenner open up to her camp-mates about how she thought she would transition sooner.

The US star - who was an Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete - came out as a trans woman in April 2015 when she was in her late 60s, and changed her name to Caitlyn.

During a campfire chat, Jenner said she thought it would have happened earlier in her life and told how she used to dress up as a woman and drive around town.

The 70-year-old, who tackled the first Bushtucker Trial of the new series, said: "I thought I was gonna transition before I was 40, I didn't want to be an old chick, but this is the latter '80s and I never felt like I fitted in anywhere.

"I was trying to figure myself out, running around town."

She told her camp-mates: "Cross-dressing, running around ... at the time I had a turbo Porsche.

"It was like the day before Halloween and this car pulled up beside me, and it's my next-door neighbour: I said I was going to a Halloween party."

Fellow contestant James Haskell said: "It's interesting about wanting to express yourself and how hard it is in life wanting to express yourself, but having a thing where you can't let it and that you have to drive around town.

"I think the biggest thing about your thing is all those people thinking about not being able to do it, is the fact they should feel comfortable to do it, however hard it is, because 99% of the time it'll work out all right."

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