Belfast Telegraph

Colin Baker out of celebrity jungle

Former Doctor Who star Colin Baker is the latest contestant to leave I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! after losing a bushtucker trial against darts champion Eric Bristow.

Both celebrities went head to head in battle for survival after finishing in the bottom two following Saturday night's public vote.

Eric, 55, and 69-year-old Colin competed in a challenge called The Panic Rooms on Sunday's show.

The men had to pair up with two female contestants, with Eric picking celebrity chef Rosemary Shrager and Colin selecting EastEnders actress Charlie Brooks.

The trial involved both teams putting their hands in "hell holes" to collect stars while avoiding some surprise creatures, including snakes, crocodiles, lizards, crabs and scorpions.

The teams had their collection of stars weighed live on Sunday's edition of the ITV series, with Colin getting the boot from the jungle after collecting fewer stars.

After his eviction, the actor said it felt "remarkably good" to be leaving the Australian jungle.

He told presenters Ant and Dec that he had entered the show to lose weight and backed five-time world champion Eric to win the series. "I adore him. He's my big mate in there," he said.

"In the early days when I was struggling a bit physically, he was the one who helped me and encouraged me. He's a fantastic bloke. He takes the mick, that's what he does, that's the persona. It really is a completely happy camp. We all have our moments, we're starving, we're tired, nobody will tell us the football scores. All of those things add up to frustration."

The actor follows Tory MP Nadine Dorries, 1980s pop star Limahl and actress Linda Robson as the fourth person to be evicted from the jungle. Comedian Brian Conley was forced to quit the show on medical grounds.


From Belfast Telegraph