I’m A Celeb viewers brand Babatunde Aleshe’s trial ‘UNFAIR’ as he battles for stars in the pouring rain – but the comedian still bags nine meals and conquers his fear of heights
I’m A Celebrity fans tuning into Tuesday’s show have branded Babatunde Aleshe’s bushtucker trail ‘unfair’ as it took place in the pouring rain.
The comedian, 36, was voted to take part in the first solo trial of the series, Horrifying Heights, after he dramatically was forced to forfeit a terrifying walk-the-plank challenge on his first day.
However, while viewers hit out at producers for not waiting ‘to see if the rain passed’, Babatunde conquered his fears and managed to bag an impressive nine meals for camp.
Drenched: I’m A Celebrity fans tuning into Tuesday’s show have branded Babatunde Aleshe’s bushtucker trail ‘unfair’ as it took place in the pouring rain
The challenge saw the Celebrity Gogglebox star harnessed to two suspended rings in the pouring rain, where he had to rummage through critter-filled boxes to bag stars.
But luck wasn’t on his side as the heavens opened up, leaving him crawling on his hands and knees as he balanced on the now slippery surface.
And while Babatunde powered through the challenge with much encouragement from Ant and Dec, fans were not impressed that he had to do the trial in such wet conditions.
You can stand under my umbrella: Ant and Dec sought shelter as they watched Babatunde take part in the wet trial
Taking to Twitter, one viewer shared: ‘Babatunde should 100% get more time for this rain, it’s so unfair.’
While a second tweeted: ‘Should of gave him more time unfair with the rain.’
‘Could have waited to see if rain passed, feels a bit unfair as rain won’t have been factored in’ commented a third.
Yes! However, while viewers hit out at producers for not waiting ‘to see if the rain passed’, Babatunde conquered his fears and managed to bag an impressive nine meals for camp
With another adding: This trial seems so unfair.’
Meanwhile, following Babtunde’s triumph at overcoming his fear of heights, fans also declared him their winner as they gushed over proud they were of him.
One tweeted: ‘Babatunde for the win already! Not only did he conquer his fear he is clearly a genuine and sweet guy. When he was beaming with pride at the end it made my heart melt!!!! Well done dude!’
Tricky: The challenge saw the Celebrity Gogglebox star harnessed to two suspended rings in the pouring rain, where he had to rummage through critter-filled boxes to bag stars
Be careful! But luck wasn’t on his side as the heavens opened up, leaving him crawling on his hands and knees as he balanced on the now slippery surface
While a second viewer shared: ‘Babatunde to win.’
‘So buzzed for babatunde doing that trial and getting 9 stars!’ enthused a third.
With another adding: ‘Babatunde to win man love the guy!!!’
You can do it: The comedian conquered his fears in the difficult conditions
Cheerleaders: Ant and Dec delighted cheered on the star
The trial saw host Declan Donnelly begin: ‘Ok, Babatúndé you’re in position and I’m sorry to say its starting to pour down. It’s still safe, it’s just making things a little harder.
The downcast contestant replied: ‘Yeah it does.
Dec continued: ‘You’ve got 10 minutes to collect 9 stars. The very best of luck, here we go.
Not impressed: while Babatunde powered through the challenge with much encouragement from Ant and Dec, fans were not impressed that he had to do the trial in such wet conditions
Ant McPartlin then joked ‘Already that’s further than he walked on the plank on the tower, so it’s progress pal, it’s absolutely doable, this.
‘So, you’ve probably noticed it’s started to spin as well… could it be any harder?’
The TV personality discovered he had been voted for by the public to take on Horrifying Heights at the end of Monday night’s show.
Ant and Dec entered the camp to reveal the news and said: ‘You’ve guessed it, Babatúndé. We’ll see you at the trail area very soon.’
Winner? Meanwhile, following Babtunde’s triumph at overcoming his fear of heights, fans also declared him their winner as they gushed over proud they were of him
His fellow campmates were quick to give him support as they were seen hugging him while he claimed: ‘I’ve got this, I’ve got this’
The hit ITV show kicked off on Sunday and viewers have already witnessed a star yell out I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! forfeiting a challenge and star for camp.
During the launch show, the ten celebrities began their journey with three terrifying challenges – as Babatúndé fell at the first hurdle, breaking down in tears during a heights challenge, dubbed The Ledge.
Get me out of here! During the launch show, the ten celebrities began their journey with three terrifying challenges – as Babatúndé fell at the first hurdle, breaking down in tears during a heights challenge, dubbed The Ledge
Admitting he ‘wasn’t determined’ to face his fear as he took on The Ledge at the towering Focus building, the funnyman was the first of his campmates to yell the famous ‘I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!’
Babatúndé was joined by Loose Women’s Charlene White and retired England Lioness Jill Scott to attempt to win stars for camp by walking the plank.
I’m A Celebrity will air every night of the week and both weekend nights after the launch – all at 9pm.
I’M A CELEBRITY 2022: THE FULL LINEUP
CLAIM TO FAME: Legendary pop star
PHOBIAS: Being scared
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? No, I am going straight into the jungle from playing at various festivals and gigs
ROLE IN THE CAMP: In-house dietician reassuring everyone that they will be ok on the jungle diet. And entertainer – I will sing!
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I am a very positive person and I don’t bear any grudges
DREAM CAMPMATE: It would be funny if my ex, Jon Moss, comes on the programme -but I don’t think that will happen!
CLAIM TO FAME: Radio DJ
PHOBIAS: I am petrified of heights. I ended up carrying the bags when we took my girlfriend’s niece once to Go Ape as I am so petrified!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? A friend’s birthday, a wedding, and Leeds United matches
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Entertainer. Hopefully I can help shorten everyone’s boredom.
BEST ATTRIBUTE: Hiding food! I am going to fly out early and sneak into the jungle and hide pot noodles everywhere, then I will be everyone’s best friend!
DREAM CAMPMATE: Ant and Dec…let’s see how they cope for 24 hours!
CLAIM TO FAME: Playing Eileen Grimshaw in Coronation Street
PHOBIAS: Don’t be ridiculous! I am not going to admit to what I fear most!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? Coronation Street and we are expecting another grandchild any day, so hopefully it will arrive before I fly out to Australia.
ROLE IN THE CAMP: I will be more of a mum – that is where I will naturally fit.
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I can cook and I am a good listener, so hopefully I will be a friendly ear for everyone.
DREAM CAMPMATE: Good Morning Britain’s Richard Arnold. He is my TV husband and it would be lovely to have an ally in camp!
CLAIM TO FAME: Presenter of A Place In The Sun
PHOBIAS: Spiders. There is no point in lying about it! I’ve got an irrational fear about them
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? Just a holiday which I can postpone
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Mum, cook and morale booster. I always like to look at the positive side in life
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I can cook and I will be good at making sure everything is tidy in camp
DREAM CAMPMATE: Mo Gilligan. He is hilarious and I totally fancy him!
CLAIM TO FAME: Comedian
PHOBIAS: I am scared of absolutely everything. Snakes, rats – I am fearful of them all and I am dreading the trials
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? I was going on tour but we’ve postponed it now until next year
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Tension breaker. If I can break tension anywhere it starts up in the camp, then I will do that. We don’t need to be bickering as it will be a first-time experience for everyone
BEST ATTRIBUTE: Hopefully I will bring some humour to the camp
DREAM CAMPMATE: I am a big Arsenal fan and so any ex-Arsenal player would be great. I am looking forward to chatting to Ant & Dec about football
CLAIM TO FAME: Comedian
PHOBIAS: I am not too pleased about rats being in there but I am just trying to pretend it is not happening!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? No, I am really looking forward to taking part in this show
BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION YOU WANT TO DISPEL IN THE JUNGLE: People have voiced their feelings about me and I am hoping they will see I am very different. I want to create new memories
ROLE IN THE CAMP: I am a great listener. I can’t cook but if someone would like to teach me, then I will give it a go
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I don’t want to put myself down but if my friends were to answer this question, they would say there isn’t much Seann can do! I am not really bringing too much to the table which is why I am a good listener!
DREAM CAMPER: Lee Evans, anyone from Blink-182 or Boy George. My mum took me to see him at Wembley and he wore a satellite dish as a hat!
CLAIM TO FAME: Rugby Union player and married to Princess Anne’s daughter Zara Tindall
PHOBIAS: I haven’t admitted to having any phobias but in a weird way, I am looking forward to taking part in the trials!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? My podcast series and the rugby Internationals this autumn
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Morning motivator. I would like to see everyone get on well and us all have a great experience
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I am a positive person
DREAM CAMPMATE: Samuel L Jackson would be cool. He has lived the life!
CLAIM TO FAME: Playing Romeo Nightingale in Hollyoaks
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? I am a big fan of football so I will miss watching the start of the World Cup
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Entertainer and games coordinator
BEST ATTRIBUTE: It is definitely not my cooking skills or brains!
DREAM CAMPMATE: Any of the Leicester City starting 11!
CLAIM TO FAME: ITV newsreader and Loose Women anchor
PHOBIAS: I am not sure what my fear factor will be because I’ve never had rodents, spiders and snakes crawling all over me!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? My children’s annual school ball which I am gutted about
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Mum and cook. I don’t mind falling into that position
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I like to listen and talk. I love learning about people and I have a natural curiosity for people
DREAM CAMPMATE: Colin Murray and Richard Osman
CLAIM TO FAME: Retired England Lioness
PHOBIAS: I don’t like rats and the thought of being underground fills me with fear!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? The Men’s World Cup. I am going to find it weird not being able to know how the men are getting on in the tournament. Hopefully they will still be in the tournament when I come out of the jungle
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Helping hand. I like to help people if they aren’t having a good day
BEST ATTRIBUTE: Hard worker. I will always find a way to add value. I am also very honest
DREAM CAMPMATE: Another sports person would be great as it would be someone to bounce ideas off.
CLAIM TO FAME: Love Island star
PHOBIAS: I hate the dark so I’m keen to avoid any challenges in the darkness
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? No, had the show been on air any later, I could have missed my sister’s wedding
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Clown. I was always the class clown at school and I love having a laugh
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I don’t take myself seriously and I have got a good sense of humour
DREAM CAMPMATE: A pop legend like Dolly Parton who has amazing stories to tell
CLAIM TO FAME: Politician
PHOBIAS: Snakes. I don’t thankfully suffer from claustrophobia –or I think I don’t!
BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION YOU WANT TO DISPEL IN THE JUNGLE: Politicians are people too and it will be nice for people to see me as me. We are human too
ROLE IN THE CAMP: I like to muck in, and I think I will be collecting a lot of firewood. I like cooking too
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