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Tired McKieth refuses jungle trial

Gillian McKeith said she was on the verge of "mental exhaustion" as she became the first ever contestant to refuse to attempt a Bushtucker Trial.

The nutritionist, who had been voted to attempt a sixth I'm Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! challenge, walked away from the Dreaded Digger trial after being told that green ants and cockroaches would be dropped on her head.

In order to win food for the camp she had to operate a heavy digger and use a magnet to pick up stars. Jungle creatures would be dropped onto her from the roof of the vehicle as she went.

She told hosts Ant and Dec: "It's just too much having things all over my head and my body and trying to move the thing all at the same time.

"I feel exhausted, just mental exhaustion."

Despite returning empty handed, Gillian received a round of applause from her camp mates when she finally arrived back at the base.

But in private, her fellow celebrities were less understanding.

Shaun Ryder said in the Bush Telegraph: "Gillian basically gave up on the trial. Apparently she had to use a digger."

Gillian tried to redeem herself by cooking the evening's beans and rice.

She claimed that she had a method of soaking the bland food to make it more palatable but the show's cameras captured her sprinkling in salt that she appeared to have smuggled into the camp.

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