I’m A Celebrity 2012: Hugo Taylor battles reptiles and other insects to win meals for his hungry campmates
17:44 EST, 21 November 2012
20:50 EST, 21 November 2012
Hugo attempted this series’ first Bush Tucker Trial that didn’t feature Helen Flanagan.
And the reality star made sure he wasn’t coming back to the camp empty handed after winning nine meals on Wednesday night’s I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!
Sporting a bandage on his arm after spilling hot water, the Made In Chelsea star was determined to show off his survival heroics to win some meals for the camp.
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Snakes and Larders: Hugo Taylor endured a Bush Tucker trial in a bid to win some food for campmates
The latest Bush Tucker Trial was called Savage Sewer, and the task comprised of Hugo entering a ‘sewer’ chamber and going through six pipes, grabbing the eleven stars that were up for grabs.
Hugo admitted that he had nerves about the task as he has a fear of confined spaces.
He said: ‘I can’t even go on the tube in London I hate it so much.’
Victorious: Hugo took part in the Savage Sewer task, and ended up winning nine stars
He was joined in the first pipe by two pythons.
At one point a startled Hugo shouted: ‘Oh my God did he (the python) try and bite me.’
Despite the initial setback, he retrieved two stars.
Water then flooded into the sewer – but it refuse to deter the determined reality star, picking up a further two stars in the second pipe, which contained cane toads.
Snake charmer: Hugo looks on at the snake with concern as he tries to collect some stars
In the deep end: Hugo had to endure lots of water and jungle dwellers for the task
Brave: Hugo had to go though six different pipes and collect stars – each pipe had different animals waiting for him
Sewer brat: Hugo has been accused of being a spoilt boy from some of the campmates, but showed his bravery during the task
Stars continued to pile up in pipes three and four, but so did the water.
By pipe five he had to go underwater to get into the entrance.
However, he decided to pass after seeing that it contained spiders.
The sixth and final pipe saw him greeted by rats.
However, the grabbed a star and left the gruelling trial.
Making a splash: Hugo seemed determined before entering the ‘sewer’
Proud: Hugo was delighted after his victory, but wished he hadn’t passed on the spider tunnel
winning nine meals for his campmates, he was still downhearted, telling
hosts Ant & Dec: ‘I’m so disappointed by the spiders’ one. You had
to put your head under the water (to get into the pipe) and I was
already freaked out when I saw the spiders.’
A proud Hugo said before he made his
way back to the camp: ‘I’m not going to lift a finger for the rest of
the day. I’m going to really, really abuse my success now to make sure I
get the best out of my day.’
The campmates were delighted to see him, and gave him a huge applause after he arrived with the promise of a big meal.
There was one exception however.
Darts legend Eric Bristow, who has made some withering comments about Hugo, slept through Hugo’s speech about his trial heroics.
Fine dining: The campmates tucked into their meal of ostrich omelette
Appetising: The omelette was the subject of some moaning, after Eric Bristow didn’t like how chef Rosemary barked orders to her campmates
A heavyweight feud: Rosemary and Eric didn’t see eye to eye during the meal
Compliments to the chef: Hugo called it ‘the best thing ever cooked in the jungle’
The subsequent meal from the trial was a feast of ostrich eggs.
They made an omelette, with Hugo declaring it ‘the best thing ever cooked in the jungle”.
Rosemary Shrager gave the camp a cooking lesson, but her barking orders at other campmates annoyed a grouchy Eric.
The disgruntled sports star said: ‘You don’t have to shout at people for them to listen.’
However, Charlie Brooks commented:
‘We made this amazing vegetarian omelette. Rosemary took charge, she
knows what she’s doing and yes she can be loud we just need to let her
get on with it.
‘When she’s in a kitchen that’s just how she rolls. If you don’t like it fine, you say it and it’s done.
don’t want her to feel sad in here we all need the help we can get and
at the end of the day she just doing it so that so we all have a great
The celebrities also had a chance to save themselves from the first public vote off.
Eggs-citing meal: The campers seemed to have loved the unusual dinner
Not again: Hugo’s encounter with bugs wasn’t *his last. He also had to endure a task of sleeping with insects as part of a bed bugs task
Sleep tight: Ashley excelled at the bed bugs task, and admitted she took her mind off it by watching two rats mate beside her
Sleep fright: A host of jungle creatures were making sure the celebs had a fright night
Don’t let the bed bugs bite: Rosemary slept through the task, despite crabs joining her on the bed
They took part in a task called Bed Bugs, which saw them stay in the bed for as long as possible..
However, these special beds would also feature a host of jungle critters joining them at some point.
The five celebrities who accumulated the most amount of time during the challenge and previous others would be spared from the jungle eviction.
The celebrities were finally informed who would avoid the first public vote. Ashley Roberts, Hugo, Rosemary, Limahl and Linda were in the top five, with Eric, Nadine DorrIes, Colin Baker, Charlie, Helen and David facing the first public vote off.
Nadine was eventually told that she would be the first evicted from the jungle.
Ashley was delighted to earn immunity, and revealed she didn’t mind being trapped with rodents as she so distracted by two rats mating on her bed!
Get ready: The celebrities waited with bated breath for their bedside companions
They had previously arrived at their challenge in their coloured pyjamas and got into their special beds.
David decided to leave after 18 minutes before his bugs even arrived.
He said it was because he just wanted some sleep, reasoning: ‘No way in a million years am I am going to be able to sleep with creepy crawlies going over me.’
Scorpions and beetles were in Nadine’s bed, but she decided to leave after 30 minutes.
Helen left after 34 minutes because she saw the snakes coming ‘towards her’.
Rosemary managed to even fall asleep in her bed, despite being joined by soldier crabs.
Meanwhile, Brian Conley has been released from hospital and is ‘recuperating’ with his family after being taken ill during filming of I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here.
The entertainer had to leave the show – filmed in the Australian jungle – earlier this week for what ITV said were ‘medical reasons’.
His agent issued a statement which said: ‘We can confirm Brian Conley has been discharged from hospital and is delighted to be back with his family recuperating.
‘He would like to thank everyone for their kind wishes and concern.’