Tensions flare as I'm A Celebrity campers tackle Battle Of The Sexes trial
Rebekah Vardy came close to losing her cool as the girls took on the boys in a live trial on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
The Battle Of The Sexes saw Vardy and Shappi Khorsandi racing across the bush in a bid to beat Jamie Lomas and Dennis Wise to a lavish meal.
Things got off to a bad start when the teams learned that the boys back in camp had beaten the girls in the pre-part of the trial, meaning Lomas and Wise would get a lead.
“They let us down massively. I’m literally fuming,” said Vardy. “Fuming.”
The contestants had to battle three of the elements – fire, air and water – while their teammates at the camp would tackle earth.
Each time they conquered an element the contestants would receive a piece of a flag. Once they had the entire flag they could signal a helicopter to take them back to base.
The first part saw the teams tasked with lighting a fire, but the girls were held up when Khorsandi misplaced her helmet.
“OK I need you to focus a bit better now,” snapped Vardy, looking frustrated.
Round two went to the boys when they abseiled down a cliff faster than the women.
But things started to look up when the women in the camp triumphed in the earth challenge, giving Vardy and Khorsandi a head start as they tackled the swim for the water segment.
Each duo had to swim to collect their final flag piece, which was attached to a fallen tree.
Vardy soon surged ahead, calling to Khorsandi to keep up, but the comedian struggled, yelling: “My helmet is strangling me and I can’t see.”
Unsympathetic, Vardy urged: “Stop talking and swim!”
“Come on, swim, just stop talking and run! Shappi, come on, run!” she went on.
When they got back on dry land, Khorsandi explained: “I couldn’t hear or see a thing, my helmet came over my eyes and was strangling me and Becky was shouting ‘what did it say’, and I had no idea what she was talking about. She was saying remind me what the scroll said because I thought there was a scroll I’d missed.”
Despite Vardy and Khorsandi’s efforts, Wise and Lomas won the trial, securing a feast for the men.
Vardy, wife of footballer Jamie, was still unimpressed when they returned to camp, saying: “I was f****** fuming earlier, I’m just knackered, I was desperate to win it earlier but f****** Shappi, oh my God…
“We were desperate to win it but it’s been such hard work.”
She admitted in the Bush Telegraph: “Everyone knew I was not remotely happy at all.
“I can’t hide my emotions, I don’t have to say much, my face just says it all when I’m pissed off.”
Khorsandi said: “Becky doesn’t take to losing well, she was fuming. She had a meltdown and didn’t stop having a meltdown for a while.”
The girls’ loss meant it was beans and rice again for dinner, while the men were treated to lamb shank, roast chicken, potatoes, corn, salad and fruit.