I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here fans were utterly ‘disgusted’ as they were forced to watch celebrities drink testicles, eat dead insects and do other horrendous tasks.
The show’s live trials are iconic, as half the group are sent off on a quest while the others must bank as much time as possible to give them a fighting chance to complete their part of the trial.
But if the Bushtucker trials they have been doing in this series have grossed out viewers, it was nothing compared to what the live trials did, as viewers took to social media to share their shock.
First, in the X Factor style trial, Emily Atack and Malique Thompson Dqyer were put in perspex Xs, filled with ants which bit them as they tried to sing X Factor songs.
They performed tracks from Leona Lewis, James Arthur, Little Mix, and Fleur East and got 5 out of 5 meaning 25 minutes for the quest.
But sadly, the songs were further impeded by a weird contraption in their mouth, which looked akin to a torture device.
The second trial was The Sick Chair Challenge with Anne Hegerty, Fleur East, Noel Edmonds, Nick Knowles, Harry Redknapp and Sair Khan. They had 90 seconds to eat a dead witchetty grub one-by-one, each grub was worth five minutes for the quest.
Anne was last to go and struggled to bite the head off, but she managed to swallow it with tears in her eyes and earned a hug from host Holly Willoughby and another 30 minutes for the quest.
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Anne Hegerty took a little while to do this, as she took up her remaining 40 seconds to finish it off.
After this, in Judges critter-cism, Noel Edmonds, Emily Atack, Anne Hegerty, Harry Redknapp had to drink horrible bug-based cocktails earning five minutes for each drink that was necked.
They had to down drinks, with everything from pigs penis to turkey testicles up for grabs, but Anne redeemed herself by downing some blended fish eyes in a shocking moment.
Finally, Fleur East and Nick Knowles had to unlock an X while being covered by huge pythons in Dread-lock, as the snakes which slithered all over them.
They managed to complete it with Fleur getting her ‘X’ with just a second to go, so the team managed to win maximum time which was a total of 85 minutes for John, James and Rita to complete the quest and win a feast.
Fleur said: “I am so happy, everyone smashed it.”
And Anne said: “I kind of did surprise myself, I was nauseated by the eating trials and still am.”
Fans were shocked, with one saying: “Seriously disgusted @ITV showing biting heads of live insects in the name of ‘entertainment’. Insects have feelings and whoever decided this was ok, enjoy your next life as a dung beetle #ImACeleb”
Another added: “#ImACeleb l mean l know this show wants ratings, but have l missed something, the bush trials l’m a Celeb do, is going overboard, the trial when their mouth was open with all the bugs crawling around, tryin to quess the songs while the other contestants were singing, shocking”
A third added: “I’m sorry but that live trial wasn’t very fun to watch. Particularly the Emily and Malique bit. I don’t like seeing people in clear distress. You didn’t do very well #imaceleb”
I’m A Celebrity continues tomorrow at 9pm on ITV.